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.
Vale Fr Peter Quin SJ
Please 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
Former 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
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
It 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
The 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