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The Expanded Council of Fr General met from September 3rd to 7th in Rome. Fr General’s usual Council was joined in this meeting by the Conference Presidents, the Sector Secretariats and the General Treasurer.The five day meeting of the Expanded General Council (Consiglio Allargato) began with a Eucharist with the Jesuit community. The meeting lays the ground for the January 2019 discernment of the Universal Apostolic Preferences.In his opening remarks, Father Arturo Sosa SJ spoke first of...
 Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ
Ahead of the upcoming EU Heads of state meeting in Salzburg, Jesuits in Africa and Europe express concern based on original research. Johannes Siebner SJ (Provincial of the German Jesuit Province), Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ (President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar - JCAM), Bernhard Bürgler SJ (Provincial of the Austrian Jesuit Province) were among many of the signatories of a joint letter titled "Flows of migrants, flows of money", a petition for justice.They protest...
The National Eucharistic Congress and Pilgrimage, Adoremus, has just concluded in Liverpool. The weekend, from 7 to 9 September, offered a unique occasion to reflect on the Eucharist, connect with organisations around the world, and listen to wide-ranging talks by international speakers.Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit community, was at the event to give a presentation on the Eucharist as the sacrament of unity. The talk was organised in conjunction with the National...
The Italian production company, Aurora Vision, has made a documentary on Father Kino, the Jesuit who was recognized to be the founder of Arizona. The film has the patronage of Holy See and it is supported by the Fondazione Sant’Ignazio.The documentary has been selected for a screening at Portobello Film Festival, on the 3rd September 2018, at the Muse Gallery in Portobello Road.Free entrance. For more information, visit the official Facebook page.
Fr Christopher G. Llanos SJ
Fr General has named Fr Christopher G. Llanos SJ of the Canadian Province as the new Regional Superior of Guyana, a territory which will expand on 1st October to include the Jesuit community of Kingston, Jamaica of which Fr Llanos is currently Superior.Fr Chris was born in Trinidad in 1960 and was raised there until his family migrated to Canada in the 1970s. At university he majored in Psychology. He joined the Canadian Jesuits in August 1986, though the two years of novitiate were his longest...
Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street.
Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and the first premises of Peter McVerry Trust, are to be turned into homes for people leaving emergency accommodation.The Jesuit order, which owns 26, 27 and 28 Sherrard Street Upper, just off Gardiner Street, has agreed to sign all three buildings over to the Peter McVerry Trust, subject to the approval of the Charities Regulator, for use as social...
Father Carlos Riudavets Montes
A Spanish Jesuit missionary priest working among the indigenous people in Peru's Amazonia regions has been killed. The body of Father Carlos Riudavets Montes was found on Friday morning with his hands tied and several stab wounds lying in the kitchen of the Valentín Salegui school he ran in Yamakai-entsa district in the Amazonian jungle province of Bagua.The priest's body was discovered by the school's cook, Gumercinda Diure, the director of education of the Amazonia region told RPP Radio....
Several moves have been announced by Fr Provincial for this summer. Starting in the south, Gerry Hughes has moved from Oxford to join the Corpus Christi community in Boscombe, while David Gornall and Paddy Connors have left that community to go to St Wilfrid’s in Preston.James Campbell has also left Campion Hall to travel to Nairobi to take up a new post at Hekima College teaching canon law. James Crampsey is a new member of the community at the Holy Name in Manchester, having moved down...
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The Catholic Truth Society, Publishers to the Holy See, celebrated their 150th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass in Westminster Cathedral officiated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The date chosen was not by chance, as the 19th June marks the death of Cardinal Vaughan, founder of the CTS, Mill Hill Missionaries, and of the Cathedral itself.The publishing charity was born with the aim to communicate the truths of the Catholic faith in the most accessible and authoritative ways, so to reach...
Kensy Joseph SJ at his diaconate ordination with Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford
Kensy Joseph SJ explains why it affirmed a vital part of his ministry as a deacon when he was recently told, ‘you’re a student – you’re one of us!’After delivering a Sunday homily recently at the Holy Name Church in Manchester, I was chatting with some students when one of them commented on my ‘both/and’ situation as a deacon. On the one hand, I am on the team of the Jesuit-run Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy, ordained to specific liturgical ministries (among other things) such as...

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