ISJ Classes 2020/21

Autumn term 1: September 15, 22, 29 – Introduction to Immanuel Kant (fr. Rajiv)October 6 – Who was Paul of Tarsus? (fr. John Jesus)October 13,20 – session TBA (fr. Benedict) Autumn term 2: November 3 – Epistle to Diognetus : the Church in a hostile environment (fr Marie Bruno)November 10 – The Conversation of Saint Paul (fr. John Jesus) November 17, 24 – Session TBA (fr. Justin)December 1 – St…

ISJ Classes for 2018-2019

We have just published the subjects for our classes for 2018-2019 as follows. Classes take place on TUESDAYS: TERM 1: 6 November to 11 December 2018 10am – 12 noon: Spirit of the Carmel: prayer life in the Carmelite spirituality 12.45 – 2.45pm: Anglo Saxon Christian Art: exhibition at the British Library (Introduction-Nov 20, Exhibition visit-Nov…

ISJ Term Dates for 2018-2019

We can now publish our term dates for the 2018-19 academic year.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 10am – 12 noon, and from 12.45pm to 2.45pm.  The subjects of the classes will follow shortly. Term 1:  Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 Term 2: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5,…

Adoration 3 – God as Father by Fr Thomas Dunton CSJ

Philosophical Perspective 3 The existence of God is not evident in natural philosophy even if religious practice is evident in all times and all cultures. What is called ‘natural theology’ is the search for God or gods outside the light of revelation. Natural Adoration is the natural love of a creature for its Creator, analogous…

Adoration 2 – Natural Adoration by Fr Thomas Dunton CSJ

Philosophical Perspective 2. The existence of God is not evident in natural philosophy even if religious practice is evident in all times and all cultures. What is called ‘natural theology’ is the search for God or gods outside the light of revelation. Natural Adoration is the natural love of a creature for its Creator, analogous…

Tuesdays at the ISJ: Spring 2018 – Dates and Subjects

Dates and subjects for our Tuesday morning classes in the Spring Term of 2018 have been decided and we can give you details below.  Newcomers are welcome. If you are interested in registering please email: brphilipthomas@stjean.com 9 January 2018 – 20 March 2018 Tuesdays 10am-12pm (Alternating weeks): St Thomas Aquinas on God (De Deo Uno, questions 21 to…

The Human Person: A Metaphysical Gaze 10: The Body continued by Fr Thomas Dunton CSJ

The body is first in the order of conditioning – our work, personality, nature, community, moral life, imagination are all aspects of our body’s conditioning. In addition, we are the products of atavism, the inherited characteristics from our parents. However, the body is completely relative to the spiritual soul which finalises us and brings true…

The Human Person: A Metaphysical Gaze 3: The Contribution from Psychology by Fr Thomas Dunton CSJ

“Psychology is generally understood as one of the most important forces in contemporary society, as such it is useful to trace its modern history in order to truly grasp modern psychology’s current directions. During the first half of the 20th century, American psychology was dominated by two schools of thought, behaviourism and psycho-analysis. While both…

The Human Person: A Metaphysical Gaze 2: The Discovery of the Human Person by Fr Thomas Dunton CSJ

Fr Marie-Dominique Philippe, the founder of the Community of St John, wrote the following lines in the first chapter of his book entitled ‘Retracing Reality’: “The search for wisdom has become particularly difficult in our time. The cultural milieu in which contemporary man lives does not favour it. The search for such wisdom is considered…

The new term has begun at the Institute of St John in London!

This autumn term 2017, we will spend our Tuesday morning sessions (10am-12noon) looking at the development of Hellenistic thought after Aristotle: Epicurus, the Stoics, Plotinus – who influences are still felt in the ethical patterns of thought of our modern era.  In the afternoons (from 12.45-1.45pm) Br Micheal Paul will give a theological commentary on…

New term dates for Autumn 2016 Day Classes

The new term dates have been scheduled as follows. Included in the studies will be the De Deo Uno of St Thomas Aquinas beginning from question 5, during which we will be looking at the divine attributes of the First Being.  There will also be classes on the Gospel of St John, looking at the Passion, Death…

Bible Study Retreat at Aylesford Priory, 22-26 August 2016

Fr John Jesus, parish priest of our London Priory will be leading a Summer Bible Study retreat at Aylesford on the Book of Revelation from Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity to enter deeply into this complex book of Scripture, one many find difficult, led by a brother of St John, rooted in…

Foundation anniversary pilgrimage to Rome – some photos!

Over 1000 brothers, sisters, oblates and friends of the Community of St John spent a blessed week on pilgrimage in Rome from 26-30 October 2015, to give thanks to God for the untold graces he has showered upon us in the 40 years since our foundation.  The group from London numbered 23 brothers, oblates and…