Saint Andrew Bobola, a Polish Jesuit who stood firm in the face of trial

Saint Andrew Bobola, a Polish Jesuit who stood firm in the face of trial

On their feast day, it's worth reflecting on the lives and commitments of the saints and blessed of the Society of Jesus over the centuries. Today, we look at the testimony that Saint Andrew Bobola has given us.

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Getting November off to a good start: let’s celebrate all the saints!

Getting November off to a good start: let’s celebrate all the saints!

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“Here I am, Lord!”

“Here I am, Lord!”

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Ignatius in the Holy Land – Photo Essay

Ignatius in the Holy Land – Photo Essay

Exactly 500 years ago, in September 1523, Ignatius of Loyola made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It was shortly after his conversion. It was his intention to spend his life in the very places where Jesus himself had lived. Things did not turn out as he had imagined...

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In September, let us pray to St Peter Claver

In September, let us pray to St Peter Claver

As Pope Francis invites us this month to pray especially for those living on the margins of society, let us pray to St Peter Claver, who dedicated his whole life to this evangelical service.

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The Chapel of Conversion: the Past, Present and Future of the Society of Jesus

The Chapel of Conversion: the Past, Present and Future of the Society of Jesus

Approach the “Santuario de Loyola” in Spain, and you’re immediately greeted by a great basilica that dominates the landscape. Walk further onto the campus and you’ll find a museum in the remains of Castle Loyola filled with relics, stained glass and...

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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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A life of holiness through simplicity: Brother Marcos Figueroa, SJ

A life of holiness through simplicity: Brother Marcos Figueroa, SJ

On 17 December, Pope Francis approved the declaration of the heroic virtues of the Jesuit brother José Marcos Figueroa. He is thus considered “venerable”, a step towards official recognition of the holiness of his Christian life.

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3 December – praying with St Francis Xavier

3 December – praying with St Francis Xavier

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Being a novice means being called to know one’s interior self better

Being a novice means being called to know one’s interior self better

November 13th is the feast of St. Stanislaus Kostka, patron saint of Jesuit novices. This young Pole wanted to join the Jesuits at the tender age of 14, but candidates so young were not admitted. At the age of 17, however...

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Homily for the Feast of St. Alphonsus, the porter

Homily for the Feast of St. Alphonsus, the porter

Alphonsus Rodríguez had an unusual journey in the Society of Jesus - but he is not the only one! From being a young businessman (even a teenager) who took over the family business when his father died, he got married, had three children...

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Pilgrimage and Way of the Cross in the footsteps of St. Jacques Berthieu

Pilgrimage and Way of the Cross in the footsteps of St. Jacques Berthieu

During his visit to the Province of Madagascar at the beginning of October, Father General Arturo Sosa visited the shrine of St. Jacques Berthieu. He blessed the last ‘station’ of the Way of the Cross of Father Berthieu and...

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