The Xavier College Memorial Chapel was close to capacity for the Jesuit Dedication Mass earlier this month, which was coordinated by the Old Xaverians' Association. The concelebrated Mass was led by the Provincial, Fr Brian F. McCoy SJ, who is an Old Xaverian (OX 1965), and the celebration was accompanied by the Xavier College Choir conducted by the Head of Choral Music, Nick Cowall.Entering sacred space at the end of a busy year
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.
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.
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.
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