What’s unique about the Synod on synodality?

What’s unique about the Synod on synodality?

Unlike past synods, this one is not about addressing a particular issue, like most synods before, but about becoming who God calls us to be as a Church, all of us together, amidst the reality of today’s world!

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An American in Beirut – A personal testimony by Michael Petro, SJ

An American in Beirut – A personal testimony by Michael Petro, SJ

Michael Petro is a Jesuit scholastic from the Eastern Province of the United States (USA East). He is 28 years old. Born in Boston. He tells us about his journey, in which he identifies the Lord’s call to commit himself to the apostolate with migrants.

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Together – Gathering of the People of God

Together – Gathering of the People of God

On 30 September 2023, an ecumenical prayer vigil will take place in Rome in the presence of Pope Francis and representatives of different Churches, to unite us in praise and silence, in listening to the Word.

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Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay – 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay – 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The Church has been celebrating this day since 1914. It is always an occasion for her to express her concern for various vulnerable people, who have had to leave their homes for one reason or another...

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African Jesuits at the Maiden Africa Climate Summit: Upholding the Values of Justice and Spiritual Compassion

African Jesuits at the Maiden Africa Climate Summit: Upholding the Values of Justice and Spiritual Compassion

rom 4 to 6 September 2023, Nairobi took center stage in the fight against climate change as it hosted the inaugural Africa Climate Week (ACW). The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) actively participated in this ground-breaking summit.

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Solidarity and prayer for the Jesuits in Nicaragua

Solidarity and prayer for the Jesuits in Nicaragua

The Society of Jesus has been repeatedly attacked by the Sandinista government of Daniel Ortega, particularly since the mass demonstrations of May 2018. After 10 August 2023, the attacks and expropriations have been even worse.

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Ignatius in the Holy Land – Photo Essay

Ignatius in the Holy Land – Photo Essay

Exactly 500 years ago, in September 1523, Ignatius of Loyola made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It was shortly after his conversion. It was his intention to spend his life in the very places where Jesus himself had lived. Things did not turn out as he had imagined...

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Catholic institutions offered shelter to Jews during the Second World War

Catholic institutions offered shelter to Jews during the Second World War

Discovered recently in the archives of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome was important historical documentation that includes lists of people who were secretly sheltered by Catholic institutions during the Second World War.

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Arrupe in Japan – The animated short film

Arrupe in Japan – The animated short film

A young Spanish Jesuit is missioned to Japan where he experiences events that will affect the rest of his life.

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Belize – Jesuits at the Frontiers

Belize – Jesuits at the Frontiers

In our series highlighting the presence of Jesuits in particularly demanding environments, this time we journey to Belize, a lesser-known country in the Americas.

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AdZU: Holistic Training for Head, Heart and Hands

AdZU: Holistic Training for Head, Heart and Hands

AdZU, the Ateneo de Zamboanga Jesuit University, welcomed a new president in March 2023, Ernald Andal SJ, a 47 years old Jesuit. He is often referred to as a ‘young Jesuit,’ particularly given the significant responsibilities...

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The Jesuits in Zamboanga

The Jesuits in Zamboanga

In Zamboanga, the Jesuit community currently consists of ten members, all of whom are involved in one way or another in the Society’s educational work there. Fr. Arnel Ong talks about the educational, social and religious context...

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