Leaders from Australian Jesuit and Companion schools gathered at Xavier College in Melbourne last week to explore how Pope Francis might inspire different ways of looking at education.Doing the more or less: Magis in our times Follow MAGIS live on the web A history of General Congregations, Pt 1National Day of Prayer and Action launchedSeeking Ignatian depth in Jesuit education
The distinctive characteristic of a Jesuit noviceship is that it consists of a number of 'experiences' that are integral to a Jesuit novice's initial formation. Chief among these is the making of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola over a period of at least 30 days. This week, two Jesuit novices, Isaac Demase and Matthew Pinson, will commence this experience known as the Long Retreat, as Fr Brendan Kelly SJ explains.
Sevenhill Cellars' Jesuit Winemaker Emeritus, Br John May SJ, has been admitted as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in recognition of his significant service to winemaking. 'We are all given gifts by God and, when I was sent to Sevenhill, my commitment was to exercise all my talents for the greater glory of God', said Br May, who came to Sevenhill in 1963.
Malarndirri McCarthy, an Aboriginal woman from Borroloola, has been named by the Labor Party to replace retiring senator Nova Peris as their number one Senate candidate for the Northern Territory in July's federal election. Malarndirri is well known to the Province, as a member of the advisory group that has been exploring the level of engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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