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.
JTC farewells office manager Danielle Mann after nearly two decades
JTC has farewelled Danielle Mann after 19 years of service as secretary and office manager. At an evening event to mark the occasion, Fr Brendan Byrne SJ noted the JTC office was a place where members of the community and theological students from other colleges dropped in for a chat, left notes for lectures and sought advice and information. Danielle was a welcoming public face.
Farewell to a faithful Jesuit companion
I had the privilege of living with Fr Greg Jordan SJ for nearly seven years, recalls Fr Chris Gleeson SJ. Much could be said, and has been said already, about Greg the zealous priest, the versatile and magnanimous chaplain to diverse Catholic groups, the fearless Archdiocesan exorcist, his genealogical genius. I want to write here about Greg the faithful Jesuit companion.
Church in Cambodia makes a little go a long way
On Sunday I went to a Khmer Mass in Tonle Sap Lake where there are two floating Catholic churches in the midst of more than 1000 families who live on this lake. The Church in Cambodia can identify with the biblical account of the five loaves and two fish feeding 5000 people. There are not many Catholics in a country of 15 million people. Small resources must be shared a long way.
Lessons from Ignatius' formation at Montserrat
This Friday 31 July is the Feast of St Ignatius. I imagine that Ignatius, bedbound as he recuperated from battle wounds, would have longed to be back on his feet. Eventually he took to the road across northern Spain and stopped at Manresa, a few kilometres from the mountainous abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat. There are three insights to take from the story of his time here, writes Fr Ross Jones SJ.
Bringing university to refugees
In 2000 I visited Mae La Refugee Camp on the Thai-Burma border. There are thousands of intelligent and ambitious young Burmese living in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border, who are desperate to further their education. I wondered if the dream of providing university education to camp-based refugees could now, in the age of online learning, become a reality. By Fr Michael Smith SJ