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.
A Jesuit priest who trod lightly and gently
Fellow Jesuits, family and friends gathered at Immaculate Conception Church in Hawthorn on 12 June to remember Fr Paul Duffy SJ, and a priestly vocation that took many different forms.
‘Suck it up, Australia’
Australia needs to either ‘suck it up’ and accept that it will be the destination for people fleeing conflict and persecution in their home countries, or withdraw from the UN’s Refugee Convention entirely, participants at the Xavier Social Justice Network/JRS Melbourne Dinner heard earlier this month.
The woman behind the Melbourne JRS Ball
The Jesuit Refugee Service Winter Ball will commemorate International Refugee Week on 22 June in Melbourne. Guests in black tie will sip champagne, sit down to a three course meal and boogie to ‘pint-sized songstress’ Nussy and her band, but for Nicola Flook, the evening is the continuation of a passion that began almost ten years ago.
Praying for refugees and those who accompany them
Fr Steve Curtin SJ says we are deeply challenged but richly blessed in our work with refugees, and proud to call them our friends.
An insight into a different world
For two years, Riverview teacher Dean Hargreaves has organized Year 12 afternoon trips to Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in NSW, to give his students a glimpse into the life of a refugee.
Christmas Island poems
A set of poems from Fr Steve Sinn SJ, from his time as a chaplain to refugees on Christmas Island.