New Provincial for Ireland: Fr. Shane Daly

New Provincial for Ireland: Fr. Shane Daly

Father General Arturo Sosa has chosen Father Shane Daly as the next Provincial of Ireland. He is aged 49 and he entered the Society of Jesus at the age of 35, in 2008. Before joining the Jesuits, he worked as a teacher in a prison for youth offenders.

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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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Fourth Centenary of the British Province Celebrated

Fourth Centenary of the British Province Celebrated

On 21st January 1623 Fr. General Vitelleschi issued a decree canonically establishing the English Province of the Society of Jesus. Four hundred years to the day after this decree was issued Jesuits, lay-people and other religious working alongside us...

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A new Provincial for Hungary: Fr. Attila András

A new Provincial for Hungary: Fr. Attila András

Father General has appointed Fr. Attila András (47) as the next Provincial of the Province of Hungary. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1996 at the age of 19 after his secondary education studies. He studied philosophy in Germany, did his regency...

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The Society of Jesus has responded to the humanitarian crisis in and around Ukraine from day one

The Society of Jesus has responded to the humanitarian crisis in and around Ukraine from day one

The Society of Jesus through its parishes, schools, social centers and retreat houses has responded as one body since February 24. Fr. General has asked Jesuit Refugee Service Europe to coordinate this response for the medium and long term.

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Discovering youth ministry in the Portugal Province

Discovering youth ministry in the Portugal Province

The Portugal Province is known for its ministry with the youth. With over 1000 young people in the university centres, the youth apostolate sets an example in executing the third Universal Apostolic Preference practices.

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Smiles, hugs and consolation as Fr. General visits the Province of Portugal

Smiles, hugs and consolation as Fr. General visits the Province of Portugal

On his first day in Portugal, Fr. Arturo Sosa visited the Algarve, passing through the village of São José de Alcalar and the parish of Nossa Senhora do Amparo. He was received with enthusiasm, simplicity and joy.

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The Jesuit schools in Portugal: their Ignatian commitment

The Jesuit schools in Portugal: their Ignatian commitment

The Portuguese Province of the Society of Jesus currently has two schools. One in Lisbon, Colégio S. João de Brito, and the other in Areias, Colégio das Caldinhas. These two schools are a source of significant...

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Breaking the downward spiral of poverty

Breaking the downward spiral of poverty

According to estimates made at the 2011 census in Hungary, some ten percent of the Hungarian population belongs to the Roma or Gipsy minority – making it the largest minority group in Hungary.

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The diary of a cannon ball

The diary of a cannon ball

In a country hit by a deep economic and political crisis, as well as the tragedies of the Beirut mega-explosion and the pandemic, the story of a priest heartened by the strength of youth and faith in the risen Christ.

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“SKAC is valuable because God works through it” – The Catholic Student Centre in Zagreb

“SKAC is valuable because God works through it” – The Catholic Student Centre in Zagreb

Almost every student and young person in Zagreb knows about SKAC because it is a place where they can get involved, help those in need, and meet new people. Thanks to that holistic approach of the different programs offered, SKAC prepares young men and women to respond effectively to life’s challenges.

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Ignatian Year: a spiritual pilgrimage to reach love

Ignatian Year: a spiritual pilgrimage to reach love

On 31 July 2022, just a few days ago, Fr Arturo Sosa, the General of the Society of Jesus, led the Society to celebrate the conclusion of the Ignatian Year in Loyola.

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