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Stephen Power SJ with brothers at the opening mass of GC36
There were several firsts at the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus last year. It was the first time tablets had been used by the members for electronic voting, making it a ‘paperless’ Congregation. GC36 elected the first Superior General from outside of Europe: Fr Arturo Sosa SJ from Venezuela. It was the first time that a General Congregation had been addressed by a Jesuit Pope. And it was also a first for six Jesuit Brothers, who took part in the General Congregation as ‘...
Br Stephen Power SJ (centre) with the other brothers at GC36
The Treasurer of the Jesuits in Britain is one of six Jesuit Brothers who are taking part as electors in a General Congregation for the first time ever. Brother Stephen Power SJ, who is based at the Curia in central London and is a member of the Community at the Hurtado Jesuit Centre in Wapping, was elected by the Jesuit Conference of Europe. Having entered the Society of Jesus in 1980, Br Power has devoted much of his time as a Jesuit to the social apostolate, especially the Jesuit Refugee...
Jesuit brothers meet Pope Francis in Rome, September 2014 - SJweb
Men who dedicate their lives to the Church as a religious lay brother exercise a daily priesthood in their work, even though they are not ordained as priests. This is the view strongly expressed in a long-awaited document from the Vatican about the vocation of men and women who serve in religious institutes without being ordained. The document ‘Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church’ affirms that although they are not ordained as priests, they still exercise a daily...
St Peter Claver & St Alphonsus Rodriguez
From the early years of the Society of Jesus, generous men have asked to live in community as fully-fledged Jesuit religious, without feeling called to the priesthood. These brothers, who are prepared to serve in the enterprises of the Society, often through manual work, form an integral and vital part of all the Society’s mission.They include the English brother Nicholas Owen who constructed priest holes during the Reformation and who was martyred in 1606. Other brothers have been active...
One common missionThere are both priests and brothers in the Society of Jesus, together friends in the Lord, and all of them ‘participating in Christ’s priestly work of reconciling the world to God’ (General Congregation 34). In other words all Jesuits, whether as priests or as brothers, are seeking to make known through the way they live and what they do God’s immense love for all human beings, so that that love of God can make whole what is broken.Either at the time of...
The Society of Jesus is a religious order of men in the Catholic Church. Founded in 1540 by St Ignatius of Loyola and a group of close companions, the Jesuits, as they came to be called, were soon taking the Gospel to every corner of the globe. Pioneers of Catholic renewal in the Counter-Reformation, Jesuits were creative in establishing new ways of evangelising, especially in their educational activities.Today, over 16,000 Jesuits carry out their mission in more than a hundred countries,...