08 December 2016 : A newsletter of the Australian Jesuits

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Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach has died

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJFormer Superior General of the Society of Jesus Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ died in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday 26 November 2016.

Vale Fr Peter Quin SJ

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJPlease pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Peter Bernard Quin SJ, who died at Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Qld, at 12.30 pm on 22 November 2016, aged 86 years.

Feature Story

Liam Neeson in Silence

Scorsese's Silence screened for Jesuits in Rome


Martin Scorsese's new film Silence from Paramount Pictures will be screened in Rome at the end of November for 400 Jesuits, ahead of its limited release on 23 December and its February 2017 Australian release. The screening, to be followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker, was arranged by American Jesuit Fr James Martin, who was an adviser on the film.

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Selected Stories

Living faithfully for God  
09-Apr-2013

A moving piece from Fr Geoffrey King SJ, who is living with motor neurone disease.

Seven days of Papal Creation: From Conclave to Installation   
22-Mar-2013

Australian Jesuit Fr Richard Leonard reports back from a big week in Rome.

Fun and learning as Jarjum opens  
12-Feb-2013

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  
28-Jan-2013

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.

Vale Fr Peter Quin SJ  
23-Nov-2016

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJPlease pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Peter Bernard Quin SJ, who died at Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Qld, at 12.30 pm on 22 November 2016, aged 86 years.

Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach has died   
27-Nov-2016

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJFormer Superior General of the Society of Jesus Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ died in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday 26 November 2016.

Scorsese's Silence screened for Jesuits in Rome  
29-Nov-2016

Martin Scorsese's new film Silence from Paramount Pictures will be screened in Rome at the end of November for 400 Jesuits, ahead of its limited release on 23 December and its February 2017 Australian release. The screening, to be followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker, was arranged by American Jesuit Fr James Martin, who was an adviser on the film.

Links of encouragement across the Society  
29-Nov-2016

Fr Brian McCoy SJIt was not difficult to get people together for this photo. They hold grateful and affectionate memories of their formation experiences in Australia, their formators and the friends they made. They provide an ongoing and encouraging reminder of the contribution our Tertianship (and, in recent past, our Theologate) has made, and continues to make, in forming Jesuits across the Society.

A brave new world  
29-Nov-2016

Dying womanThe 19th century poet, Arthur Hugh Clough, wrote: 'Thou shalt not kill, but need'st not strive / Officiously to keep alive.' From a Catholic point of view, artificially prolonging the process of dying, especially if it is pain-filled, is, at least in principle, a morally dubious procedure, and should not be implemented unless there are serious extenuating circumstances. By Fr Bill Uren SJ

Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach has died   
27-Nov-2016

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJFormer Superior General of the Society of Jesus Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ died in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday 26 November 2016.

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A brave new world  
29-Nov-2016

Dying womanThe 19th century poet, Arthur Hugh Clough, wrote: 'Thou shalt not kill, but need'st not strive / Officiously to keep alive.' From a Catholic point of view, artificially prolonging the process of dying, especially if it is pain-filled, is, at least in principle, a morally dubious procedure, and should not be implemented unless there are serious extenuating circumstances. By Fr Bill Uren SJ

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Vale Fr Peter Quin SJ  
23-Nov-2016

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJPlease pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Peter Bernard Quin SJ, who died at Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Qld, at 12.30 pm on 22 November 2016, aged 86 years.

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In This Edition
News

New lease of life for historic Melbourne church  

St Joseph'sSt Joseph's Church in Hawthorn, part of the Jesuit-run Hawthorn Parish, is one of Melbourne's oldest Catholic churches and a recent restoration has given it a bright new future. Not-for-profit organisation, Villa Maria Catholic Homes, restored the 162-year-old church and a previous school building as part of its St Joseph's Mews development, 69 retirement apartments on Elgin Street.

Around the Works

Jesuit Community College cleans up at community awards  

JSS community awardsThe 2016 Community Work Partnerships Awards were held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday 16 November to celebrate and recognise hundreds of community work-based programs conducted across Victoria. Out of nine categories, Jesuit Community College won five, including Most Outstanding New Project — Cultivating Place and Cultivating People.

Passion for poor born in Timor immersion  

Students in TimorMarking Universal Children's Day on 20 November, Jesuit Mission shared the following account by a student from St Ignatius' College, Adelaide. Olivia Bradley writes about her experience on immersion in Timor-Leste, which awoke her passion for contributing to a better life for children living in poverty.

Thinkpeace

Buildings and foibles at Toowong  

Stained glass window at ToowongIf Peter Quin were here, he would probably make some comment about being all 'massed out'. We celebrated the wonderful funeral for Peter on Friday. Yesterday we were in St Stephen's Cathedral with Archbishop Coleridge formally marking the centenary of the arrival of the Jesuits at Toowong. This evening, we celebrate the last Eucharist of the centenary year, the second Sunday of Advent.

From The Provincial

Former Australian Tertians in Rome

Links of encouragement across the Society  

Fr Brian McCoy SJIt was not difficult to get people together for this photo. They hold grateful and affectionate memories of their formation experiences in Australia, their formators and the friends they made. They provide an ongoing and encouraging reminder of the contribution our Tertianship (and, in recent past, our Theologate) has made, and continues to make, in forming Jesuits across the Society.

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Sevenhill coffee table book available now  

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A brave new world  

Dying womanThe 19th century poet, Arthur Hugh Clough, wrote: 'Thou shalt not kill, but need'st not strive / Officiously to keep alive.' From a Catholic point of view, artificially prolonging the process of dying, especially if it is pain-filled, is, at least in principle, a morally dubious procedure, and should not be implemented unless there are serious extenuating circumstances. By Fr Bill Uren SJ

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