A recognized and active presence of the Jesuit brothers

A recognized and active presence of the Jesuit brothers

It is too early to speak of the conclusions and fruits of the week-long session that brought together some forty Jesuit brothers in Rome from 3 to 10 July. It is always difficult, indeed, to quantify "results" when much of the program was centered on...

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The Jesuit brothers – their formation… and not only theirs

The Jesuit brothers – their formation… and not only theirs

In the course of the formation of all Jesuits, the Society seeks to confirm and support the call that the Jesuit in formation has heard. What call exactly?

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An event at the Curia: Jesuit brothers from all over the world

An event at the Curia: Jesuit brothers from all over the world

During the week of July 3-10, nearly forty Jesuit brothers came to the Curia to share their experience of religious life as brothers. What does it mean today to be a Jesuit religious without being a priest?

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Grégoire Catta, SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Grégoire Catta, SJ

Sometimes Grégoire Catta ponders what the vow of poverty entails for a Jesuit like him. Living in the city of Paris, he divides his time between Saint Denis, a peri-urban neighborhood that is among the poorest in the region, and the French Bishops’ Conference, where he works.

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Jesuits 2022 – Now available online

Jesuits 2022 – Now available online

The 2022 edition of the annual magazine presenting “The Society of Jesus in the world” was distributed last November. It is now available in digital format on our website.

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The Feast of the Heart of Jesus

The Feast of the Heart of Jesus

Today, 24 June, is the feast of the Sacred Heart. This celebration has had a special place in the spiritual tradition of the Society of Jesus, at least for the past 150 years.

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Fr. Mark A. Lewis is the new Rector of the Gregorian University

Fr. Mark A. Lewis is the new Rector of the Gregorian University

On 13 June Father General Arturo Sosa received the official statement of the Congregation for Catholic Education announcing that Pope Francis appointed Fr. Mark A. Lewis SJ as the new Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Brother John Purackal SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Brother John Purackal SJ

As a young Jesuit, Brother John Purackal had witnessed the misery and hunger experienced by the poor during the famine in the State of Bihar, India and the committed service rendered by the generous and dedicated American Jesuit Missionaries.

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All collaborators in God’s mission

All collaborators in God’s mission

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, all the Presidents of the Society’s Conferences were finally able to come to Rome to consult with Father General’s as his “Extended Council”. The meeting included Father General’s Rome-based Assistants...

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JRS – not only one but two meetings!

JRS – not only one but two meetings!

Last week, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) held two meetings: one for its Board of Directors, which deals mainly with financial and personnel matters; the other for the regional directors, who took the opportunity to learn...

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The state of Jesuit education in the world

The state of Jesuit education in the world

The International Commission on the Apostolate of Jesuit Education (ICAJE) met in Rome from May 17 to 20. This was the first in-person ICAJE meeting since the COVID pandemic started in 2020.

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Prayer and listening for greater commitment

Prayer and listening for greater commitment

The annual meeting of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat at the Curia was a full five days of sharing in which interpersonal encounters counted for a lot, but which was intended in particular to deepen and strengthen the commitment to the work of GIAN.

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