The Catholic identity of our educational apostolate

The Catholic identity of our educational apostolate

The Expanded Council of Fr. General met during the week of 12-16 September in Rome. The theme of this council was the Catholic identity of our educational apostolate in the current socio-political context.

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Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue: still on the agenda

Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue: still on the agenda

Reflection on ecumenism and interreligious dialogue is a service that the Society of Jesus continues to offer to the Catholic Church. The General’s international advisory group for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue met from 5 to 8 September 2022.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has effected FACSI contributions in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has effected FACSI contributions in 2021

FACSI, the Apostolic and Charitable Fund of the Society of Jesus (the acronym comes from the Latin name) is an agency of Father General which offers financial support to projects in various parts of the world. Each year, Provinces and Regions...

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Jorge Serrano, SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Jorge Serrano, SJ

The enormous food waste! This is what Jorge Serrano thinks of when you bring up poverty in conversation. He is a Colombian Jesuit who oversees a shrine and a few parishes in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) at the moment.

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The Catholic identity of our educational mission

The Catholic identity of our educational mission

Father General’s Extended Council, the Consiglio Allargato, began one of its three annual meetings today, 12 September. The Extended Council brings together not only the General Assistants but also the Sector Secretaries and...

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Grégoire Catta, SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Grégoire Catta, SJ

Sometimes Grégoire Catta ponders what the vow of poverty entails for a Jesuit like him. Living in the city of Paris, he divides his time between Saint Denis, a peri-urban neighborhood that is among the poorest in the region, and the French Bishops’ Conference, where he works.

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Jesuits 2022 – Now available online

Jesuits 2022 – Now available online

The 2022 edition of the annual magazine presenting “The Society of Jesus in the world” was distributed last November. It is now available in digital format on our website.

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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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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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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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