Father General visits a Paraguay Reduction
Perhaps no other work captures the missionary approach of the Jesuits in Latin America than the Reductions: an apostolate that evangelized the indigenous people of South America while attempting to hold off slavers and soldiers of conquest. Made famous by the film The Mission, they are known as the “Reductions of Paraguay”, even though some of them are located in what is now Argentina or Brazil. The experiment was abruptly halted under pressure from European royal authorities who saw the success of the Jesuit initiative as a threat to their own economic endeavors on the continent. In Paraguay, Father Sosa had the opportunity to visit the Guaraní region and experience a little of this Jesuit history.
Our article on the Consiglio Allargato, this time, does not seek to present the content of the meeting but offers one of its members, Fr. Franck Janin, the opportunity to tell us about his experience of serving on this body for...
There are not many Jesuits from Australia among the visitors to the General Curia, but at the end of May, one of the best known came to take part in events marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Holy See. He is Frank Brennan...
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Monday 5 June, here is the reflection of Jesuit Professor SM. John Kennedy, Director of a research centre at St Xavier’s College of Education, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu (India).
To pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is to respond to His love by expressing our own love for Him and for all that He cherishes. During the month of June, we are especially encouraged to dedicate our prayers to the Sacred Heart.
While voting “Cogenda/Non Cogenda” is the primary responsibility of a Congregation of Procurators, what happened - and what happens next - is more nuanced that a simple “yes or no” vote.
Let us pray that the international community may commit itself concretely to abolish torture, guaranteeing support to victims and their families.