Language

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There is a language beyond words. Silence creates the space for it. Sometimes when we feel powerless to speak words that are meaningful, when we have to back off into unknowing and helplessness but remain in the situation, silence creates the space that’s needed for a deeper happening to occur. But often, initially, that silence is uneasy. It begins as a small frightened thing, and only slowly grows into the kind of warmth that dissolves tension.There are many times when we have no helpful...
Indian Jesuit Fr Vijay D’Souza SJ – based in Oxford – has been awarded graduate funding by the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Foundation. It will help him undertake three years of research on and documentation of the Hrusso Aka language of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. Fr Vijay is a member of the Kohima Region of the Society of Jesus, an area known for its linguistic and cultural diversity: it is estimated that it is home to more than 200 distinct and indigenous cultures and...
 WordExplanationAMDGAd Maiorem Dei Gloriam – Latin meaning “for the greater glory of God” – the Jesuit motto.  Often put at the beginning of documents or correspondence.BrotherJesuits who are not and do not expect to become priests.CommunityGroup of Jesuits who form a unit with a superior, usually living together in one residence.ConsolationA feeling described by St Ignatius as “Every increase in hope, faith and charity and every interior joy which calls...