Strengthening and empowering – The mission of the Jesuit Urumuri Centre, Kigali

Strengthening and empowering – The mission of the Jesuit Urumuri Centre, Kigali

Journeying with the youth and marginalized towards a hope-filled future in Rwanda.

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Being silent in action

Being silent in action

Reviving youth ministry through an experience of silence, contemplation and action. - Missionary youth work today is no mere fad triggered by the explosion of social media. Nor does it exist because Pope Francis, by dint of decisiveness and creativity, has potentially inspired the whole Church...

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Supporting the Thai Catholic Church – The Xavier Immersion Program

Supporting the Thai Catholic Church – The Xavier Immersion Program

The Society of Jesus has been developing a specific programme for Thai seminarians and members of religious congregations in Thailand for the past five years. This is the Xavier Immersion Program. We interviewed its academic director, the Jesuit Tom Michel.

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Purification, illumination, confirmation, transformation: a Jesuit parcours trail in higher education

Purification, illumination, confirmation, transformation: a Jesuit parcours trail in higher education

In Mae Chan, in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai, you will find the youngest higher education project of the Society of Jesus. It is the Xavier Learning Community, a campus that has been under development for nearly five years...

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A Vietnamese Jesuit among Thai youth

A Vietnamese Jesuit among Thai youth

Pham Ngo Hoang Dung, known to all as Dzung, is a young Vietnamese Jesuit priest who committed himself to the Region of Thailand. We met him at the Seven Fountains Spiritual Centre and asked him what brought him to Thailand.

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Crossing the frontier and making a commitment

Crossing the frontier and making a commitment

“Street life is a parallel society that co-exists alongside what we call normal society. It has its own rules and habits, even its own language. And just as parallel lines never meet, neither do these two worlds. They may exist side by side...”

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Launch of the Ignatian Young Adult Network

Launch of the Ignatian Young Adult Network

The Society of Jesus has a dream to reach out to accompany, to join in the adventure of discovering God today. Our dream is that young people feel ‘cura personalis’, feel ‘minded’, in a world that is so often impersonal.

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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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Contest “Four Dreams” – Special Prize: Youth

Contest “Four Dreams” – Special Prize: Youth

Congratulations to the winners of the “Four Dreams” film competition organized by the IAJU and the General Curia of the Society of Jesus! This time, the prize is related to the 3rd UAP, accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.

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“Four Dreams…” The winners of the “Four Dreams” film competition.

“Four Dreams…” The winners of the “Four Dreams” film competition.

At the IAJU General Assembly in Boston on 4 August 2022, the five winners of the competition were announced, one winner for each of the UAPs and one Grand Prize. Discover the winning entry!

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Lassalle-Haus hosts second edition of the ECO Summer Camp

Lassalle-Haus hosts second edition of the ECO Summer Camp

The meeting’s aim is to broaden the horizons of the participants and strengthen an international network of young people who contribute to a real cultural change in environmental and social matters.

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Accompanying youth in a rollercoaster

Accompanying youth in a rollercoaster

It is a sunny Friday afternoon in Eastern Nairobi in early December 2020, when a car ferrying a team of trainers from the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) snakes its way through a muddy path to a primary school.

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