Society of Jesus

The annual meeting of the network of communicators and webmasters of the Society of Jesus in Europe, JesWebCom, took place in Madrid from 14 to 17 May. More than thirty people from some twenty countries - mostly from Europe, but with representatives also coming from CPAL, the African Conference, and Australia - met at a retreat centre in Martinez Campos, La Casa de ejercicios espirituales Rafaela Maria. There, they dealt with three fundamental issues.The first day was led by John Dardis SJ,...
The Province Conference held on 23-25 April at Stonyhurst College offered the traditional opportunity for the Jesuits to celebrate important milestones in the service of their members.As there was no province conference last year, the 2019 meeting was a double celebration: remembering a thousand years of life in the Society and over five hundred in the priesthood. The Jubilarians’ service was celebrated at mass in the boy’s chapel at Stonyhurst College by the Jesuit Provincial Fr Damian Howard...
Cyclone Idai’s death toll has now reached more than 750 across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the three Southern African countries to be hit by the storm ten days ago. Over 110, 000 people are now in camps and the lack of safe drinking water is causing outbreaks of cholera.Jesuit Missions has launched an emergency appeal and is working with the local Jesuits across the region. Beira, a port city on the coast of Mozambique was the first place to be hit by Cyclone Idai and felt its full force....
As servants of Christ's mission in Latin America and the Caribbean, from March 4-6, 51 lay people and priests, including 19 Jesuits, from various professional and academic sectors gathered to discuss political solutions to the crisis in Venezuela.They were convened by the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL) and received support from the Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University in Lima and the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas. The main task of the...
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The Jesuits in Britain's online prayer ministry, Pray As You Go, collaborated with the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation for a special resource to be presented at the 2019 Flame Congress. The event, which took place on Saturday 2 March at Wembley Arena, is the biggest Catholic youth gathering in England and Wales.This year, over 8,000 participants arrived from all over the country, and some even from overseas. The theme for the day was ‘Significance’, defined as “worthy of attention,” “with...
James Reilly
The Jesuits in Britain are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair of the province’s independent safeguarding commission. Following a competitive interview process, James Reilly this month took over the role, replacing Kevin Barry, who completes his term of office after five years.The Jesuits in Britain have had a safeguarding commission for almost twenty years, since the Nolan Report recommended independent oversight of safeguarding by professionals in 2001. Although an unpaid role...
Liam Ó Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers entertained the gathering the launch of a graphic novel, as gaeilge, on the life of Polish Jesuit Stanislaw Kostka, published by Timire-FÁS.This unique novel is the result of the collaboration of Frank Brady SJ, editor of the Irish language spirituality magazine An Timire, and Prezemek Wysoglad. Prezemek is the author of the graphic novel Kostka, originally written in Polish and illustrating the life of Fr Stanislaw, patron saint of the novices, who died 450...
The Jesuit Curia in Roma has released a video message from Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, for the 50th anniversary of Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES).Beginning its journey in 1969, the Secretariat endeavours to work with people for change to bring the charity and the justice of the Gospel to society and culture. Its members assist Fr General in developing the apostolic mission of the Society, in its dimension for promoting justice and reconciliation...
Pope Francis always tries to meet with local Jesuits wherever his pastoral visits take him in the world. Travelling with him is Fr Antonio Spadaro, Editor in Chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, who records and transcribes the conversation for the pope.These ‘conversations’ have always been published on the English edition of the website. La Civiltà Cattolica has now brought the talks together in a single digital edition entitled Pope Francis: Fraternal and Spontaneous, launching in this way the...
The Society of Jesus succeeded in creating a utopia in the Amazon, an operation no one else managed to accomplish.The Jesuit missions in Paraguay helped the Guaraní Indians to improve their living conditions and to create an internal market among the different villages and peoples that inhabited the jungle.Producer and director Vicente Herrero has made a new documentary, ‘U-Topos’, to tell the lights and the shadows of the Jesuit presence in America. It relates the relationship of the Society...

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