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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“No one should ever make us despair!”

“No one should ever make us despair!”

The closing years of the 1550s were not particularly pleasant for the Jesuits. Not only did they have to contend with the death of Ignatius in July 1556, but the previous year Paul IV...

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Five saints and one feast

Five saints and one feast

On 12 March 2022, the eve of the ninth year of his pontificate, Pope Francis came to the Church of the Gesù in Rome to celebrate the anniversary...

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Five saints – One call

Five saints – One call

Pope Francis will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, and four other saints...

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Sainthood and canonization… getting ready for 12th March

Sainthood and canonization… getting ready for 12th March

During the Ignatian Year, an important date, 12th March 2022, marks the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius.

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An anniversary to deepen our encounter with Jesus Christ

An anniversary to deepen our encounter with Jesus Christ

12 March is the 400th anniversary of the canonisation of St Ignatius of Loyola and St Francis Xavier. Among the events of the Ignatian Year the General Curia is currently organising, this is certainly the most “festive” moment.

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Rutilio Grande: “Witness to a Church that goes forth, shepherd who smells of his sheep”

Rutilio Grande: “Witness to a Church that goes forth, shepherd who smells of his sheep”

The mission that Edwin Henríquez, a priest of the diocese of San Salvador, received from his bishop has had a profound effect on him. Today he testifies...

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Fr Rutilio Grande, together with two lay companions, is beatified in El Salvador

Fr Rutilio Grande, together with two lay companions, is beatified in El Salvador

Fr. Rutilio Grande was a Jesuit of unsuspected human and religious dimensions. In his weakness he found his greatness. He spent most of his life in the silence and humility of those who, step by step, become companions of Jesus.

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Francis Xavier: also at the heart of the Ignatian Year

Francis Xavier: also at the heart of the Ignatian Year

December 3 is the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, who was a great missionary in Asia but before that was a companion of Ignatius of Loyola.

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5 November: Feast of all the saints of the Society of Jesus

5 November: Feast of all the saints of the Society of Jesus

On 5 November, the Society of Jesus prays for the deceased Jesuits, brothers and priests, who since St Ignatius have given their lives to the service of Christ’s mission.

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St. Peter Claver: total self-giving through generous hospitality

St. Peter Claver: total self-giving through generous hospitality

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St. Peter Claver continues to inspire Jesuits in Catalonia

St. Peter Claver continues to inspire Jesuits in Catalonia

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