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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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Brother Osaretin Jonah SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Brother Osaretin Jonah SJ

Osaretin Jonah was a forensic chemist. It seemed like he had a promising future, professionally, in his country, Nigeria. But major life changes forced him to rediscover his place in the world.

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Jorge Serrano, SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Jorge Serrano, SJ

The enormous food waste! This is what Jorge Serrano thinks of when you bring up poverty in conversation. He is a Colombian Jesuit who oversees a shrine and a few parishes in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) at the moment.

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A recognized and active presence of the Jesuit brothers

A recognized and active presence of the Jesuit brothers

It is too early to speak of the conclusions and fruits of the week-long session that brought together some forty Jesuit brothers in Rome from 3 to 10 July. It is always difficult, indeed, to quantify "results" when much of the program was centered on...

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The Jesuit brothers – their formation… and not only theirs

The Jesuit brothers – their formation… and not only theirs

In the course of the formation of all Jesuits, the Society seeks to confirm and support the call that the Jesuit in formation has heard. What call exactly?

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An event at the Curia: Jesuit brothers from all over the world

An event at the Curia: Jesuit brothers from all over the world

During the week of July 3-10, nearly forty Jesuit brothers came to the Curia to share their experience of religious life as brothers. What does it mean today to be a Jesuit religious without being a priest?

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Grégoire Catta, SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Grégoire Catta, SJ

Sometimes Grégoire Catta ponders what the vow of poverty entails for a Jesuit like him. Living in the city of Paris, he divides his time between Saint Denis, a peri-urban neighborhood that is among the poorest in the region, and the French Bishops’ Conference, where he works.

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Pathways of conversion towards religious life

Pathways of conversion towards religious life

What kind of faith journey do today’s young people need to take in order to discern a vocation to religious life? Is conversion necessary? And if so, what kind?

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Brother John Purackal SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Brother John Purackal SJ

As a young Jesuit, Brother John Purackal had witnessed the misery and hunger experienced by the poor during the famine in the State of Bihar, India and the committed service rendered by the generous and dedicated American Jesuit Missionaries.

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The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Martin Abad Santos SJ

The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Martin Abad Santos SJ

Martin Abad Santos is a Filipino Jesuit who has been working for the past twenty years in East Timor, a newly independent country that faces many challenges.

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