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.
North Sydney parishes united
The Jesuit parishes in North Sydney are being united under the one name, the Parish of Our Lady of the Way. The change, which takes place on the Feast of St Ignatius, 31 January, was announced by Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher on 22 June.
A small island modelling peace for the world
I have just returned from Korea, where the Jesuit meeting of Asia Pacific Major Superiors was held on Jeju Island. Jeju lies to the south of the Korean mainland, midway between China and Japan. In 1948 it was the site of a massacre of thousands of people by military and police. Yet if we could emulate the energy one sees on Jeju today in promoting peace, the whole world would surely benefit.
From swashbuckler to saint: Íñigo Loyola
Inigo Montoya, from the 1987 film The Princess Bride, is a brilliant swordsman who is driven by one thought: avenging his father's murder. On 31 July we remember another Spaniard named Inigo — Íñigo Loyola — upon whom Inigo Montoya was loosely modelled. He, too, had a taste for swashbuckling adventure, even violent revenge, but found his life turned around by an encounter with God's mercy. Abp Anthony Fisher reflects.
Young Australians share faith and community in Poland
Young Australian Catholics sought and found a sense of faith and community at the MAGIS gathering in Lódz, Poland, last week. Around 2200 people from 52 countries took part in the event from 15 to 25 July, including a contingent from Jesuit House in Sydney. The group of 19 was made up of volunteers from The Two Wolves café, and a few from St Mary's North Sydney.
Launch of book about Fr Paul Gardiner SJ