Remembering Fr Gerard Hughes

Fr Gerard Hughes, Scottish Jesuit writer on spirituality and social justice,  has died at the age of 90. He was a great Ignatian whose book, God of Surprises, introduced many to  a new understanding of God present in all things. He led many retreats in South Africa, looking at communities that needed healing after the  inhumanities of apartheid and the role of discernment in activism.


“God is calling us to a radical conversion and to a depth of trust in him which will allow God’s power to be released in our weakness, God’s wisdom to be revealed in our bewilderment, God’s truth to break through our disillusion.”


Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


Gerry Hughes


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