My interview with the Revd Richard Coles is up on Project SJ now. It was tremendous fun to do, and he has some very candid and interesting things to say about the Catholic church, the Society of Jesus, and his personal path.
In his riveting autobiography Fathomless Riches (review here), pop star turned Catholic convert turned Anglican priest Richard Coles happens to mention, briefly and in the midst of it all, the fact that he once attended a vocations weekend with the Jesuits at Campion House, Osterley Park. Naturally, I couldn’t let this pass unexamined. I wrote off to Fr Richard with a plea to hear more of the story, and he kindly set aside time to meet with me in London and tell me all about it.
Perhaps you could start by telling me more about that vocations weekend at Osterley Park?
Like most people of my temperament and background, if you’re floating around the Roman Catholic Church, I think that sooner or later the call of the Jesuits will sound. Quite a lot of the stuff I read, I found I was reading Jesuits. And there’s a particular affinity between…
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