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.
Laying the groundwork for GC36
Fifty Jesuits of the Australian Province met after Easter to begin their preparations for a world gathering of Jesuits in October next year. Fr Robin Koning SJ, Socius, reports on the issues discussed and the election of a delegate to attend the General Congregation in Rome on behalf of the Australian Province.
New eyes on the international Jesuit experience
I am writing this from Rome where I have been meeting with 14 other Major Superiors from Jesuit Provinces around the world. Apart from workshops on being a Provincial in today's Society, this gathering has helped us appreciate the wider Jesuit 'family'. It is hard not to see the Middle East with new eyes when one hears stories of those who have sacrificed their lives for their people.
Golf champ's Ignatian balance
Anzac Day Mass launched at Australian War Memorial
The Catholic Church in Australia has launched the specially commissioned 'Mass for the Fallen', composed by Fr Chris Willcock SJ to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary. Fr Willcock was pleased to have the opportunity 'to provide a musical expression … commemorating an event so significant in Australian history'.
Saint Ignatius statue unveiled at Saint Ignatius College Geelong
A magnificent bronze sculpture of Saint Ignatius has been unveiled at Saint Ignatius College Geelong. Sculptor Meliesa Judge chose to highlight Ignatius' choice for non-violence by representing the moment at which he lay down his sword and gave away a life of privilege.