On Saturday 5 August Justin Glyn SJ was ordained priest in Auckland. He was joined there by his family and by many other Jesuits who travelled there for the occasion. On Sunday morning the Jesuit entourage chartered a bus to Howick, where Fr Glyn celebrated his first Mass in his family's parish church. The Our Lady Star of the Sea parish church looks out over the sea to surrounding islands.Middle East: Searching for the WordJesuit Social Services targets lack of secure housing'Francis effect' causes surge in number of Jesuit priestsCelebrating the Feast of St IgnatiusA history of the General Congregations, Pt 3
Young Australian Catholics sought and found a sense of faith and community at the MAGIS gathering in Lódz, Poland, last week. Around 2200 people from 52 countries took part in the event from 15 to 25 July, including a contingent from Jesuit House in Sydney. The group of 19 was made up of volunteers from The Two Wolves café, and a few from St Mary's North Sydney.
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.
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.
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