Constancy in service
From the Provincial
Constancy in service
Acting Provincial Fr Michael Ryan SJ looks at the simple human ways of service and constancy that sustain life, good relationships and great enterprises in easy and in hard times.
Record innings comes to a close
The Australian Province's longest-living Jesuit, Brother John Malone, passed away in Melbourne on 10 November at the age of 99. His funeral was held on 16 November at Xavier College, the community where John had served faithfully for nearly 50 years of his life.
Welfare plan ‘nanny state on steroids’
Australian Jesuit Fr Frank Brennan has denounced government plans to link welfare payments with school attendance in Indigenous communities as ‘the nanny state on steroids’.
Baseline sentences won’t help system
The Baillieu Government must terminate its plans to introduce baseline sentences, Jesuit Social Services has urged in its submission to the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council (VSAC) on baseline sentencing.
A parish servant
St Ignatius' Parish in Toowong has honoured long-time parishioner Percy Hanlon, awarding him with the Companions Medal.
Art and the spirit
The Blake Prize for religious art has been no stranger to controversy in its 60-year history, but the questions it provokes today are very different to those of the past, Australian Jesuit Fr Andy Bullen said at the launch of a new book on the award earlier this month.
An unsuppressed love
One of the most important figures in Jesuit history, St Joseph Pignatelli managed to preserve unbroken his love for the Jesuits and the Church through the years of the Society’s suppression, Father General Adolfo Nicolás SJ said in a letter to the Society this month.
Around the Works
A rich blend
Ignite Cafe, the newest venture of Jesuit Social Services Western Sydney was launched on 19 November 2011 during the formal opening of The Mount Druitt Hub.
It's a common perception that women are more talkative when discussing their personal feelings and thoughts. Yet the annual Men's Night of Mateship at the Parishes of Our Lady of the Way demonstrates that men are as keen as any to share their stories and learn from each other.
On the Feast of Christ the King, a Mass at St Mary's Church in North Sydney featured Fr Edward Dooley SJ, Parish Priest at Holy Family Parish Emerton, and the spirited singing of the Tongan choir.
Plants helping Railaco to grow
A group of Hawthorn Catholic Parish gardeners have helped turn their hobby into a fundraising exercise in support of a community in East Timor.
The friend and the priest
ANU Professor Pierre Ryckmans says there were two essential and dominant aspects of the personality of Fr John Eddy SJ, who passed away on 6 November.
The Don Bradman of Burke Hall
Mr Richmond Patterson, Assistant to the Principal at Burke Hall, says Br John Malone SJ exemplified what it means to be a 'man for others'.
Fr Chris Gleeson SJ says waiting can be a period of learning. The longer we wait in Advent, the more we learn about the beauty of the One who is to come.