“No one should ever make us despair!”

“No one should ever make us despair!”

The closing years of the 1550s were not particularly pleasant for the Jesuits. Not only did they have to contend with the death of Ignatius in July 1556, but the previous year Paul IV...

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JRS volunteers in Greece reveal themselves

JRS volunteers in Greece reveal themselves

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JRS-Greece – Drawing close to refugees in Athens

JRS-Greece – Drawing close to refugees in Athens

We may tend to forget it, but Greece still hosts a large number of refugees. We have heard about the terrible situation in the camps on the island of Lesbos, but many refugees are living in the heart of the city of Athens.

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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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A transformative and enriching upheaval

A transformative and enriching upheaval

In 1663, the very first house in the world to be totally dedicated to retreats was founded in the Breton city of Vannes by the Jesuit Vincent Huby. He became its first director. Some 20 times a year...

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Easter… light overcomes darkness

Easter… light overcomes darkness

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

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The Smiling Christ of Javier – a meditation for Good Friday

The Smiling Christ of Javier – a meditation for Good Friday

Good Friday is the perfect day to meditate before Christ on the Cross. We suggest that you do so before the famous “Smiling Christ” hanging in the castle of Javier, Spain, the birthplace of St. Francis Xavier.

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Candle for Peace

Candle for Peace

Fr Arturo Sosa, Superior General, is calling us to join our voices for peace in a prayer for justice and truth to shine in our world. Listen to his message...

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Rwanda: ongoing conversion

Rwanda: ongoing conversion

In April 1994, Rwandans found themselves asking: Where has the God of Rwanda gone? Will the sun shine on Rwanda again? Twenty-six years since the beginning of the genocide against the Tutsi and the war, Marcel Uwineza, SJ offers some answers...

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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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One Journey – Two Beginnings

One Journey – Two Beginnings

West Oak Lane Elementary School is a long way from Georgetown University. This inoperative one-room schoolhouse sits on land that was once the West Oak Plantation in Maringouin, Louisiana...

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For Health Care Workers – The Pope Video

For Health Care Workers – The Pope Video

We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.

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