6 reasons to become a Jesuit

6 reasons to become a Jesuit

To be a Jesuit is to be a man on a mission. At heart, our charism is about availability - i.e., to be willing to go wherever there is the greatest need, for the greater glory of God.

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Father General visits <i>Manresa House</i>, the international novitiate in Birmingham

Father General visits Manresa House, the international novitiate in Birmingham

The English-speaking novitiate in Birmingham is based in a large industrial city with universities, hospitals and prisons, in an extensive multi-cultural and multi-faith population, with numerous centres for refugees and asylum seekers. The Jesuit community...

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New: a blog on Jesuit vocations

New: a blog on Jesuit vocations

On the website vocations.jesuits.global there is a new section: a blog.

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An eye opener

An eye opener

“Don’t you want to become a priest, son?” asked my dad. As a child, I innocently responded “YES.” However, as a teenager my life was in real contrast to this “Yes.” I failed to live even a normal Christian life. I did not put my best in my studies...

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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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A special “Circle” in JCAP

A special “Circle” in JCAP

One of the great traditions of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific is the SBC: the Scholastics and Brothers Circle. The tradition had been threatened by the pandemic: the last edition took place in 2019. But on 19 to 26 December 2022 the Circle took shape again.

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Renato Zecchin SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Renato Zecchin SJ

Fr. Renato Zecchin is the novice master of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus. When asked to share about his vision of the Jesuit way of living religious poverty, he recalls the moment when he entered the novitiate in 1971, and had the desire to be sent...

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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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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Ignatius Tete SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Ignatius Tete SJ

Fr. Ignatius Tete, an Indian Jesuit, is based at St. Stanislaus College in Hazaribag. Since 2011, he has been the instructor for Tertianship, the last stage of formation that Jesuits go through before their last vows.

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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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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Herbert Keller SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Herbert Keller SJ

Herbert Keller is a Jesuit from the United States who teaches theology and works in pastoral ministry at Scranton Preparatory School in Pennsylvania. Throughout his apostolic life in the Society of Jesus, he has served in the field of education...

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Madagascar: A living and flourishing novitiate

Madagascar: A living and flourishing novitiate

Father General visited the novitiate in Analamahitsy, near Antananarivo, the capital of the country. He was able to talk with these young Madagascans who have been called to the Society of Jesus; he also met with the formation team.

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