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.
Australian Jesuit replaces priest shot in South Africa
In a police response to protests by university students in Johannesburg, a Jesuit parish priest was shot in the face at the gates of his church. Australian Jesuit Fr David Holdcroft SJ has replaced him during his convalescence.
Getting to know the new General
Last Friday morning we elected a new Fr General, Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal. As each delegate personally met the new Fr General in the Aula after his election, I embraced him and invited him to come Australia. 'Come and visit us, especially if you want a rest', I suggested. 'How about tomorrow?' was his reply. Hopefully, he will keep his humour in his new and demanding role.
Jesuit Mission goes to work in flood-ravaged Vietnam
Jesuit Mission is working with local Catholic Church groups to provide urgent emergency response to families affected by severe floods in Central Vietnam. Over 600,000 people have been directly affected by the floods, with an estimated 100,000 houses fully submerged.
Richmond Parish marks 150 years of Jesuit presence
Over the last few days toward the end of September, the Richmond Parish celebrated the 150th anniversary of the arrival in Richmond of the first Irish Jesuits in 1866. There were different activities to commemorate the occasion.
Fr Arturo Sosa of Venezuela elected General
It did not take the 36th General Congregation long. After celebrating Mass in the Church of the Holy Spirit early on Friday 14 October, the 212 electors were locked into the Aula to vote for the next Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Just before lunch, the first news came that the new Superior General is Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal from the Venezuela Jesuit Province.