Nick Austin is a Jesuit priest and spiritual director who teaches moral theology.
Nick studied philosophy in both Bristol and Edinburgh before a spell of teaching in Surrey. In 1996 he entered the novitiate and it was his long experiment, working in an AIDS hospice in South Africa, that had a deep impact on him. Later, he spent two years teaching in Guyana, South America.
After pursuing a doctorate in Boston, and teaching at Heythrop College, he recently published a book titled ‘Aquinas on virtue’ with Georgetown University Press (2017). His current research area is in moral discernment as understood by St Ignatius and brought to prominence by Pope Francis.
(text excerpted from 'Jesuits in Britain' page)