Magis 2016

Vocations director Matthew Power SJ, with Jesuit colleagues at stand 71
Hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in Cracow for the World Youth Day celebrations last week. A surprisingly large number took time to visit the vocations stands that occupied the marquee at the north end of the Cracovia football stadium, on the edge of the city centre. Very evidently many were not there simply to take shelter from the rain before heading over to the adjacent park for one or other of the major liturgical gatherings. They were there because they were curious and open...
With just under 12 months to go before the official preparations for Magis 2016 get underway in Poland, the Jesuits are appealing for prayers - and funds - to support the event. Magis is a meeting of young people (aged 18 to 30) from all over the world who are interested in Ignatian spirituality. The programme offers an opportunity to share a unique experience at three distinct levels: individual growth, relationships with God and others, and intercultural dialogue.Magis dates back to 1997,...