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(Photo shared via Creative Commons)Monsignor Peter Magee was serving in the Vatican Embassy in El Salvador in November 1989, when six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter were killed. Thirty years on, he recalls the social and political climate in El Salvador at the time, and his own vivid memories of visiting the site of the murders. ‘That moment had a profound impact on me and on my understanding of being a priest.’ Pope Francis declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Mission...
Jesuits are neither monks nor friars but ‘clerks regular’. They take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and live in community. Most are priests but there have always been Jesuit brothers who assist the mission of the Society without ordination. Many Jesuit priests also take a fourth vow, unique to the Society of Jesus, of special obedience to the Pope with regard to missions.Jesuits today continue to be inspired by the vision of their founder, St Ignatius. His plan for the order's way of...
“The Church needs you, relies on you and continues to turn to you with trust, particularly to reach those physical and spiritual places which others do not reach or have difficulty in reaching.”Pope Benedict XVI addresses the 35th General Congregation of Jesuits, February 21st, 2008Following General Congregation 36 in 2016 the mission of the Society of Jesus isThe ministry of reconciliation with God, with one another and with creation.Our aims are to:• Strengthen the faith of Catholics...