New President of CPAL: Fr. Rafael Garrido

New President of CPAL: Fr. Rafael Garrido

On 23 January, Father General Arturo Sosa signed the letter announcing the next President of the Conference of Latin American Provincials (CPAL). It will be Fr. Rafael Garrido (age 50), from the Province of Venezuela.

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“Not one more death” – Statement by the Jesuits of Peru

“Not one more death” – Statement by the Jesuits of Peru

In Peru, in a context of great political tension that has seen President Pedro Castillo imprisoned after he tried to dissolve the parliament, demonstrations have turned violent in several parts of the country. The Jesuit Province of Peru issued the following statement.

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A light sparkling in the Honduran shadows

A light sparkling in the Honduran shadows

ERIC/Radio Progreso is our social apostolate here in Honduras, a part of the Province of Central America. Our approach is based on two major principles: firstly, faith in the liberating strength of the poor, and secondly, in the justice that springs from faith in Christ...

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Fr. Alfredo Infante, appointed new Provincial of the Province of Venezuela

Fr. Alfredo Infante, appointed new Provincial of the Province of Venezuela

Father General has appointed Fr. Alfredo Infante as the new Provincial of Venezuela. Father Infante is 59 years old, joined the Society of Jesus in 1985 and was ordained a priest in 1996. He studied theology at the ITER...

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Fr. Daniel de Ycaza, newly appointed Provincial of the Province of Ecuador

Fr. Daniel de Ycaza, newly appointed Provincial of the Province of Ecuador

On 18 November, Father General Arturo Sosa appointed Fr. Daniel de Ycaza (55,) as the new Provincial of Ecuador Province. He was born in 1967 and joined the Society in 1986. He obtained his degree in philosophy...

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Fr. Máximo Mendoza Coronel, the newly appointed Provincial of Paraguay

Fr. Máximo Mendoza Coronel, the newly appointed Provincial of Paraguay

Father General has appointed Fr. Máximo Mendoza Coronel (59) as the new Provincial of the Province of Paraguay on the 21st of October 2022.

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Radio IBERO: an “alternative space” on air in Mexico City

Radio IBERO: an “alternative space” on air in Mexico City

There are 32 FM radio stations in Mexico City... how does Radio IBERO fit in? How does it represent the Ignatian spirit that a Jesuit university wishes to witness in the Mexican society? We spoke with the station’s director, Alejandro Cárdenas.

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The shoots of the rosebush: Life that is hidden and always new

The shoots of the rosebush: Life that is hidden and always new

“In every house I’ve lived in I’ve planted roses, because the wonder of seeing a plant in bud and flowering helps me to pray. In the house here we have three small gardens, and just now as I wandered over to the roses, I realized that they have flowered all year long...”

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A new way to handle life and society

A new way to handle life and society

To observe that the works of the Society are devoted to education, formation in the arts or encouraging small business ventures, is hardly original. However, this is new in the Cuban context...

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The IBEROamericana University: working towards a more just society in Mexico

The IBEROamericana University: working towards a more just society in Mexico

“This is what we seek to transmit to our students. At IBERO they have the possibility and the means to transform themselves into free people who are open to being challenged by the complex realities of their world.”

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Rebuilding social fabric through “living together”

Rebuilding social fabric through “living together”

As is the case in other Jesuit Provinces in Latin America, the social ministry of the Mexican Province includes a CIAS (Centre for Research and Social Action). This CIAS was relaunched in 2015, and renamed “Jesuits for Peace”.

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Father Solinas, ambassador of reconciliation

Father Solinas, ambassador of reconciliation

Jesuit Father Juan Antonio Solinas, recently beatified in the Zanta region of northwestern Argentina, showed an uncommon availability for the service of the Gospel. Born in Sardinia, he entered the Society...

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