Hot off the press: the latest edition of Jesuits & Friends
In this latest edition we get to know five Jesuit Scholastics studying philosophy in Paris.
All have been through the two-year Novitiate at Manresa House in Birmingham and all have made their first vows to the Society of Jesus. Now they are immersed in the first years of Jesuit formation, a mind-expanding period of study, prayer and reflection during which their vocation will become clearer.
Editor of Jesuits & Friends, Attila Kulcsar, travelled to Paris twice before the coronavirus outbreak to meet with this Jesuit New Wave. During these visits, he and the Scholastics chatted over tea by the River Seine, walked the cobbled backstreets, drank beer in a bar, and attended Mass.
The Scholastics are now under lockdown, as are most people in Paris. However, this four-page feature on them will let you into the world of the trainee-Jesuit.
Also in this edition of Jesuits & Friends: nourishment for body and soul at the Jesuit Refugee Service in Wapping; an Amerindian take on the Synod for the Amazon; Jesuits divest from fossil fuels; the 40th anniversary of the assassination of St Oscar Romero; and an update on the work of the new Laudato Si’ Research Institute at Campion Hall. You can also read about efforts to mobilise the Church in the UK to act on the ecological crisis in the 'Year of the Cockerel' magazine, which launches the Journey to 2030 campaign that the Jesuits are supporting.
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