Scorsese's Silence screened for Jesuits in Rome

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Scorsese's Silence screened for Jesuits in Rome

Martin Scorsese's new film Silence from Paramount Pictures will be screened in Rome at the end of November for 400 Jesuits, ahead of its limited release on 23 December and its February 2017 Australian release. The screening, to be followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker, was arranged by American Jesuit Fr James Martin, who was an adviser on the film.

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Australian doctor missionary's Jesuit connection

Australia-born missionary Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ, who is only the second Australian on the official path to canonisation, shares a connection to Australian Jesuit history. Fr William Lockington SJ, one-time Superior of the Vice-Province of Australia, served as the first Spiritual Director for the Catholic Women's Social Guild, and was also Mary Glowrey’s spiritual director when she was in Australia.

Pope visits the General Congregation

On Monday 24 October, Pope Francis came to the Jesuit Curia in Rome and was greeted by Fr General Arturo Sosa SJ and the superior of the Curia community, Fr Joaquín Barrero SJ. Francis' address to the Congregation gave a good idea of the manner in which he is coming to see the service of the Church and of the world that the Society of Jesus can offer — a way connected to his own ministry.

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.

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Province Express Editor

Tim Kroenert, Jesuit Communications Australia

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