The Hurtado Centre is a work of the Jesuits in Britain. It contributes to the work of Province in terms of spirituality, community engagement and approaching questions of social justice.
The Jesuits (also known as the Society of Jesus) are an international religious order of men within the Catholic Church. The Order was founded in 1540 by St Ignatius of Loyola and his nine companions. Today we are 18,000 priests and brothers present in over 100 countries. Jesuits in Britain work as parish priests, chaplains, teachers, academics, writers, doctors, spiritual directors and artists. The Jesuits are organised into provinces with a hierarchy lead through the Provincial. Internationally there is a superior General of the entire order. The order itself is under obedience to the Pope.
St Ignatius founded a distinctive 'Ignatian Spirituality', based around the Spiritual Exercises. Interestingly this is the basis of every twelve step programme that exists today. The Hurtado Centre provides a regular Second Saturday prayer morning which offers and opportunity to enjoy the fruits of the Spiritual Exercises At the Hurtado Jesuit Centre, we are part of the wider Jesuits in Britain family. As well as the Jesuit Refugee Service UK, we are connected with Jesuit Missions, who support international development projects, plus work in schools, chaplaincies and parishes across the UK.