The light amidst the ruins of Homs – Jesuits at the frontiers
For most of the world, Syria has become a synonym for war, violence, and death. The jihadists’ murder of Fr. Frans van der Lugt SJ in 2014, is just one example of the horror experienced by Syrian citizens. But despite everything, the Jesuits never left Syria. The life of the Catholic community in Homs is only possible thanks to the brave spirit of Jesuit priests, Vincent de Beaucoudrey and Tony Homsy.
Watch the second episode of the video series ‘Jesuits at the Frontiers’, in which we tell the stories of Jesuits and partners in mission who accompany the most vulnerable societies, groups and individuals, on literal or metaphorical frontiers. Discover the stories of the mission for reconciliation, peace, and hope.
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).
We pulled one representative from each of six Conferences and asked them for their thoughts about representing their brothers at CP71. Fr. J. Lourdu Xavier represents the Dumka-Raiganj Province (DUM). Fr. Thierry Anne represents the French Speaking European Province (EOF).
Reviving youth ministry through an experience of silence, contemplation and action. - Missionary youth work today is no mere fad triggered by the explosion of social media. Nor does it exist because Pope Francis, by dint of decisiveness and creativity, has potentially inspired the whole Church...
The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa, has appointed Fr. Peter Gallagher (66) to be the next Superior Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain with effect from 1st September 2023.
The Holy Father, as is customary, meets with ‘local’ Jesuits, this time with us, Hungarian Jesuits. The meeting started on Saturday evening a few minutes after six o’clock and lasted about an hour and a half. What characterised our meeting?
Father Arturo Sosa, the Superior General, visited the British Province for a few days during Easter week. As mentioned earlier, the Province is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. The General was delighted to travel to the United Kingdom for the first time...