Abdul Rahima, 15-year-old,from
Mangalore, writes after participating in the “QUIZINIGO 2020”, “I always wanted to know about other religions and
today your quiz competition became an occasion. I received a general
understanding and spiritual facts about Jesuits and Christians. I would like to
thank all the members of the organization; because of this quiz my sense of
harmony among religions grew much more.” A religious nun from Pakistan, Uzma
Siddique, writes, “Thank you very much for arranging the quiz competition. It
was really interesting to participate and check my knowledge and know more
about the life and mission of the Jesuits around the world.”These testimonies indeed
speak about the purpose and intention of organizing this global event as a
preparation for the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola.
The COVID 19 pandemic has compelled all of us to
use the online methods for most of our works. Physical distancing and lockdown
have forced us to scale down the feast celebrations in our institutions and
parishes. We were wondering how to share the Ignatian vision and spirituality
with our students, staff, collaborators, parents, alumni, and other religious
in this context. One day a companion of ours surprised us during the supper
with an idea. “What about some kind of an online celebration this year?”
Another added, “How about an online quiz?” A third one affirmed the suggestion
and added that we should open it up to everyone around the globe.
This gave birth to ‘QUIZINIGO 2020’, an Online
Global Ignatian Quiz. The Provincial of Karnataka Jesuit Province, Fr. Jerome
Stanislaus D’Souza, was supportive of the idea and personally guided the
coordinating team animated by Fr. Joseph D’Mello, the socius to the Provincial.