Heaven’s Heart – Love in Motion

Heaven’s Heart – Love in Motion

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is borne by a Burmese immigrant woman carrying her three kids on her bicycle. Love is shown more in deeds than words as she drives her family safely through the streets of Thailand.

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Identifying the challenges and opportunities of secularisation in the post-modern era

Identifying the challenges and opportunities of secularisation in the post-modern era

One of the challenges facing the Society of Jesus in Europe is the emergence of new vocations. “We need to pray more,” Fr. General said, because we must not forget that “vocations come from God.”

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Heaven’s Heart – A Song of Spirit

Heaven’s Heart – A Song of Spirit

The vibrations of the Spirit run through all of us. Music is central to our existence as humans; it makes us dance, sing, celebrate and worship.

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Heaven’s Heart – A Helping Hand

Heaven’s Heart – A Helping Hand

Where would we be if not for teachers? They give their sweat and tears to the world that is to come. The future generation is being created by these artists.

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Heaven’s Heart – A Mother’s Journey

Heaven’s Heart – A Mother’s Journey

A mother carries her child. She is all that the babe knows. As the little one is nestled in the blankets, we can only hope that they are safe. Safe from the cold, safe from sadness, safe from starvation, war and sickness.

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The Extended Council: eyes turned to the Congregation of Procurators

The Extended Council: eyes turned to the Congregation of Procurators

How can one live poorly when one has access to many intellectual and material resources? Is the distinction between “living poorly” individually, as a religious, and “using the costly resources of today’s world” collectively, within the framework of apostolic works or projects, sufficiently clear?

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Renato Zecchin SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Renato Zecchin SJ

Fr. Renato Zecchin is the novice master of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus. When asked to share about his vision of the Jesuit way of living religious poverty, he recalls the moment when he entered the novitiate in 1971, and had the desire to be sent...

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Benedict XVI’s legacy for the Jesuits

Benedict XVI’s legacy for the Jesuits

Fr. Federico Lombardi, Jesuit and former Vatican spokesperson, was close to Benedict XVI during his pontificate as well as after his resignation. We asked him why the Jesuits can remember and be grateful for the life and work of the Pope Emeritus...

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Are the Jesuits of the 16th century and the Jesuits of today very different?

Are the Jesuits of the 16th century and the Jesuits of today very different?

Camilla Russell is Head of Publications at the Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu(IHSI) of the Archives of the Society of Jesus in Rome. She is Australian by birth and affiliated to the University of Newcastle in Australia. Specialist in the Renaissance, her latest book...

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Heaven’s Heart – A Shared Thirst

Heaven’s Heart – A Shared Thirst

The resources that we share with the animals around us, are an important part of what it means to be a human. Water is central to that as it is the lifeblood of every living creature on this planet.

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Christmas is an invitation to let the light shine in the darkness

Christmas is an invitation to let the light shine in the darkness

Fr. Arturo Sosa extends his Christmas and New Year wishes to not only his fellow Jesuit companions but also to all those who are committed in one way or another to spreading the light and grace that the Child of Bethlehem brings to the world.

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Matteo Ricci, missionary of inculturation

Matteo Ricci, missionary of inculturation

The figure of Matteo Ricci occupies a special place in the history of human culture as one of the main protagonists of the encounter between different cultures. Together with Marco Polo, he is one of the only two non-Chinese figures included in....

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