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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Pope Francis teaches on Ignatian discernment

Pope Francis teaches on Ignatian discernment

During the general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday 7 September, Pope Francis once again focused his teaching on the importance of discernment.He used the example of Ignatius of Loyola.

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The new Jesuit Blessed, Philipp Jeningen – What has he got to say to us?

The new Jesuit Blessed, Philipp Jeningen – What has he got to say to us?

When the Church beatifies a person who died more than 300 years, we always want to know why. What does the person still have to tell us?

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Fr. Philipp Jeningen, Rural Missionary, is beatified

Fr. Philipp Jeningen, Rural Missionary, is beatified

Philipp Jeningen was born in 1642 in Bavaria and exercised his priestly ministry as an itinerant preacher, mostly in that same region of Germany. For many years, he was attached to the Jesuit basilica in Ellwangen. That is where he died and was buried in 1704.

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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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Giovanni Antonio Solinas SJ, beatified in Argentina on 2 July 2022

Giovanni Antonio Solinas SJ, beatified in Argentina on 2 July 2022

Born in 1643 in Sardinia, Giovanni Antonio Solinas first met the Jesuits in their college and received from them a solid cultural and religious formation. He chose to join the Society of Jesus as soon as he finished his studies.

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Father Kino, builder of bridges

Father Kino, builder of bridges

Can a contemporary musical play shed light on one of the most burning issues of the day, namely, the harsh experience of Latin American migrants heading for the United States?

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