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.
Generosity in an arena of suffering
This coming Friday 12 February, Michelle O'Brien will conclude a month of providing transition for Simon Davies in his new role as Province Director of Professional Standards. During her years in this role Michelle has supported survivors and victims with great sensitivity; she has wisely advised myself and instructed lawyers, and she has offered unfailing and regular support and advice to many Jesuits and others who have sought it.
Welcoming the 2016 tertians
The 2016 tertianship group have begun their stay in Australia, under the stewardship of Fr Steve Curtin SJ. The tertianship process is generally undertaken by Jesuit priests and brothers after a few years in active ministry. It is a process of reflection, undertaken with a group of eight to 12 peers, and under the guidance of an experienced priest. This year's group of tertians includes Jesuits from Asia, Europe, and North and South America.
Joshua Choong and Brett O'Neill take first vows
Last week two men marked a milestone in their relationship with God in the Society. Joshua and Brett took first vows in Peter Canisius Chapel, Pymble, on Saturday 30 January, bringing to a close two years of novitiate during which they had been deepening their life with Christ and discerning their vocation in the Society. They continue the tradition of diversity within the Society and demonstrate the many paths along which God calls us.
New Professional Standards Director keen to engage with abuse victims
Only a few weeks into his new role, the recently appointed Director of Professional Standards for the Australian Jesuit Province, Mr Simon Davies, has already begun making efforts to ensure that victims have a voice in how the issue of sexual abuse is addressed in Jesuit schools and ministries. 'I'm keen for more engagement with victims … making sure our door is open and we're engaging with them as much as we can', he says.
Hawthorn parish marks 150 years of the Jesuits' presence