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.
Buoyed along by a community
On Saturday 28 November 2015, Justin Glyn and Sidelizio Pereira SJ will be ordained as a deacon at St Carthage's Church in Melbourne. Justin was born in Namibia and grew up in South Africa before migrating to New Zealand in his late 20s. He has a doctorate in law, and worked as a corporate lawyer before joining the Society in 2009. Michael McVeigh spoke to Justin ahead of his ordination.
Mercy in motion for refugees
Earlier this month Jesuit Refugee Service recalled its early beginnings under Pedro Arrupe, some 35 years ago. To mark the event, some 125 JRS friends and staff, including 15 refugees served by JRS in Italy, attended an audience with Pope Francis. The Jubilee Year of Mercy begins on 8 December. It offers us many opportunities to reach out to 'new arrivals', particularly those of the Islamic faith.
Video: Plonk in Sevenhill
A mission to educate
On Saturday 28 November 2015, Sidelizio Pereira SJ will be ordained as a deacon at St Carthage's Church in Melbourne. Born in Baucau, East Timor, Side's Catholic faith was formed by the Salesians as he attended the Salesian youth program as a young boy and teenager. He later attended the Jesuit-run school in Dili and was educated by them. Michael McVeigh spoke to Side ahead of his ordination.
Fr Gerald O'Collins' 'extended selfie'
Fr Gerald O'Collins SJ launched his latest tome, From Rome to Royal Park at Jesuit Theological College (JTC), Parkville, on Friday 13 November 2015. The book is the third in an autobiographical series published by Connor Court Publishing, and reminisces about the interesting characters he has met along the way, including Mother Teresa and Passion of the Christ filmmaker Mel Gibson.