Society of Jesus

Fr Pedro de Ribadeneira SJ, 1526 - 1611
A new translation that will throw light on St Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus which he founded has just been published by Way Books. Pedro de Ribadeneira, Treatise on the Governance of St Ignatius of Loyola, has been translated by Fr Joseph A. Munitiz SJ of Campion Hall in Oxford, revealing Ignatius’ charism and lessons on governance for those involved in religious life and beyond.Pedro de Ribadeneira was born in 1526 (or possibly 1527) and was admitted into the Society of Jesus...
Fr Provincial Dermot Preston SJ
A report from the second day of the Province Meeting.The day started with a talk by Fr. Tony Corcoran SJ, Superior of the Russian region which includes Siberia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.  Fr. Corcoran discussed the many challenges of working within such a geographically vast and culturally diverse area.Fr. Joseph Munitiz gave a talk about the life and work of Pedro de Ribadeneira, one of St Ignatius' first followers who was accepted into the Society in 1540 at the...
Our Lady of the Way, Gesu, Rome
AMDGMother Mary,Be for me an example of surrender and engagement.Create within mea heart that is honest and pure,a heart that offers a haven to others,a heart that is generous and resolute, ever able to overcome difficulties,always ready to begin againa humble heartthat expects everything from Jesusyour Son and our Lord.         Amen Today we celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of the Society of Jesus. Why? At all the key moments in the coming to life of the...
Born on the Italian Island of Sardinia in 1928, Giuseppe Pittau entered the Society of Jesus in 1945 and was ordained a priest in 1959. He arrived in Japan in 1952 as a Jesuit missionary, and spent most of his academic life at Sophia University, with a period spent doing doctoral studies in political science at Harvard.  On return to Japan in 1962 he taught law at Sophia University, where he became rector in 1975.  In the words of those who knew him and worked with him he was an “...
Last Saturday, 27 September 2014, Pope Francis presided over a Liturgy of Thanksgiving at the Church of the Gesù in Rome. The service marked the 200th anniversary of the Universal Re-establishment of the Society of Jesus, which took place on 7 August 1814 with the Bull of Pius VII Sollicitudo omnium ecclesiarum. Since his election as Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the first Jesuit to ascend to the throne of Peter, has visited the Gesù, the mother church of the Jesuits, on 31 July 2013, (the Feast...

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