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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Father Kino, builder of bridges

Father Kino, builder of bridges

Can a contemporary musical play shed light on one of the most burning issues of the day, namely, the harsh experience of Latin American migrants heading for the United States?

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Conversion in (and of) the history of the Society of Jesus

Conversion in (and of) the history of the Society of Jesus

Conversion, understood as a radical change of life, is part of the history of the Society of Jesus, not only since its origins but even before the Society’s foundation.

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Martin Abad Santos SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Martin Abad Santos SJ

Martin Abad Santos is a Filipino Jesuit who has been working for the past twenty years in East Timor, a newly independent country that faces many challenges.

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JESUIT FUTURES – The General meets Jesuits in formation

JESUIT FUTURES – The General meets Jesuits in formation

Fr. Arturo Sosa spoke with six young Jesuits - one from each of the six Jesuit Conferences - about the meaning of the Universal Apostolic Preferences for them, about the future of the Society...

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Travis Russell SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Travis Russell SJ

Travis Russell is a Jesuit from the United States, currently working at the JCCU, in Washington D.C., as criminal justice policy advisor for the Office of Justice and Ecology.

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