Living faithfully for God
A moving piece from Fr Geoffrey King SJ, who is living with motor neurone disease.
Seven days of Papal Creation: From Conclave to Installation
Australian Jesuit Fr Richard Leonard reports back from a big week in Rome.
Fun and learning as Jarjum opens
A dream two years in the making was realised on Monday 11 February when Redfern Jarjum College, the first Jesuit school to be established in Australia in over 60 years, opened its doors to 24 Indigenous primary-aged children.
Australian support gives East Timorese children hope
The first class has begun its lessons at the Colégio Santo Inácio de Loiola, Kasait, in East Timor, following the new Jesuit school’s grand opening on 15 January. Australian Jesuit schools and parishes are major supporters of the Instituto de Educação Jesuíta project.
Good times at the 2016 Maytime Fair (Photo gallery)
A Ferris wheel, a slippery slide and pictures of India, Cambodia and Nepal adorned Melbourne's Xavier College on 7 May 2016, as the annual Maytime Fair took place. Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, parishioners and members of the community graced the grounds, opening their wallets in support of the work of Jesuit Mission across the world.
Putting people at the heart of election conversation
Elections are a time for us to reflect and talk about the condition of Australian public life and about which policies might best address its needs. In its statement on the election this week the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has given us helpful guidance. In our Jesuit ministries we can find encouragement and room for self-examination in the bishops' statement.
CLC hosts conversation between Catholics and Muslims
The annual Victorian Christian Life Community Big Day Out this year was devoted to interfaith dialogue. Fr Andy Hamilton SJ and Shaykh Mohammad Ramzan explored the place of mercy in their traditions and the way it is embodied in their respective religious practices. The aim of the occasion was to understand and respect, not to refute.
Communicating mercy in the light of the Royal Commission
An initiative by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to gather 'grassroots' stories of compassion and mercy will provide an opportunity for ordinary Catholics and child abuse survivors to speak directly to Church leadership. The Australian Catholic Media Council is inviting each diocese to share local stories about 'Communication and Mercy'.
Jesuit Refugee Service's partners in mission
Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ, director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia, says a chance encounter with Sr Catherine Ryan at a celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy in 2014 led him to ask if the Sisters of Mercy had any available properties in the Parramatta, NSW area. In retrospect, the evolution of partnerships behind what is now Arrupe Place seems like an accident that was meant to happen.