companions

At the heart of the Jesuit Vocation is a deep personal love for Jesus Christ. And who is Jesus Christ, for us?As encountered in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, he is:Our companion with whom we speak, as one friend to anotherThe humble Lord who attracts us to his serviceThe suffering one who gives us compassionate heartsThe Risen Jesus who shares with us his joyWhat unites us as Jesuits is Christ and the desire to serve him ... Jesuits know who they are by looking at...
I was born in 1966, in Oldham. Entered the Society of Jesus in 1997 and was ordained priest in 2008. Between September 2013 and May 2014 I completed a period of Jesuit formation known as Tertianship, so in one way I was between past and future missions as a Jesuit priest. However, just previous to beginning Tertianship I completed a Master’s degree in Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, US, and before that worked for two and a half years as a Parish Priest in Guyana, South...
Pierre Favre, one of the original Companions of Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier, has been made a saint by Pope Francis.  The canonisation of Favre - also known as Peter Faber - holds a special meaning because he is a model of spirituality and priestly life for today's Pope and at the same time an important reference to understand his style of government.Favre lived on the crest of an era when the unity of the Church was undermined and he remained essentially alien to doctrinal...