What is a human being without desire? Desire arises in every area of our lives. Not only does it give access to our interior world but it is often the way in which we project into the future. In many ways desire is the engine of our life and, whether realized or frustrated, it also shapes it.
Editor's Note: We're grateful to the Campion Hall Archival Associate Altair Brandon-Salmon for the following essay telling the story of one of the Hall's most famous pieces of art.
This panel of Christ crucified with St. Longinus is the work of the contemporary sculptor Rory Young, who lives at Cirencester in Gloucestershire. He has done a great deal of ecclesiastical sculpture for several Christian denominations, including the new West Door of York Minster and the statues of martyrs on the pulpitum at St. Albans Cathedral.
This example of the work of a twenty-first century arts and craft sculptor fits into the late arts and crafts strand in the collections at Campion Hall, begun by Father Martin D'Arcy SJ.
The old Irish greeting, Cead Mile Failte, “a hundred thousand wel-comes”, was clearly appropriate at Campion Hall last term, on 13th May, when for the first time the University’s newly appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson FRSE, formally graced the Hall with her company.
Read more in the full version of the Campion Hall Michaelmas Term 2016 Newsletter which can be found under the 'Downloads' heading.
Editor's Note: Master of Campion Hall Rev'd Dr James Hanvey, SJ, originally published the following reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the online journal of the Jesuits in Britain, Thinking Faith; we are republishing it here with their kind permission. You can see this article in its original format here.
Editor's Note: As part of a series on the art and architecture of Campion Hall we'll be highlighting an item or room each week, with a short description penned by Hall Archivist Prof. Peter Davidson and Archival Associate Altair Brandon-Salmon.
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The D'Arcy Room
Campion Senior Fellow Professor Gerard Kilroy's scholarly biography of St Edmund Campion has been well received by reviewers as a serious and thorough treatment of a remarkable man's remarkable life. Now Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge Alexandra Walsham reviews the book--Edmund Campion: A Scholarly Life--in the most recent issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies. Professor Kilroy's book is praised for containing the "freshest insights and most original findings" based on "exhaustive research."
Recently Campion Hall was pleased to host the editor of America Magazine Matt Malone, SJ, for a lecture on the ongoing American presidential race. America is one of the United States' most widely circulated Catholic periodicals and thus Fr Malone occupies a special perch at the intersection of faith and public life in one of the world's most vibrant democracies.
Editor's Note: As part of a series on the art and architecture of Campion Hall we'll be highlighting an item or room each week, with a short description penned by Hall Archivist Prof. Peter Davidson and Archival Associate Altair Brandon-Salmon. This week's piece is the one-of-a-kind stone carving of St Martin, situated in the Hall's main stairwell.
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The St. Martin
Editor's Note: Recently on the Feast of All Souls Fr Emilio Travieso, SJ delivered the following homily to the Campion Hall community. He reminds us in this homily of the role we play in the lives of the dead (and why that's not an oxymoronic phrase in itself) and, mysteriously, the role the dead play in our lives. Read the homily in full below:
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Today’s feast of All Souls speaks to us about who we are as humans.