Hospitality and Hope in Spain

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John Guiney SJ, Director of Irish Jesuit Missions travelled through Spain last month, attending the European Social Delegates Meeting in Bilbao, a meeting of the Xavier Network in Madrid and several other ecology projects and Jesuit social works in the interim.

A Pause, to Reflect and Revive

Fr Ashley Evans SJ
Fr. Ashley Evans SJ at the Xavier Jesuit School Cambodia

The sounds indicate change. The squawking of the sea-gulls above has replaced the croaking of the toads below. On the 10th of September, I arrived home in Ireland for a nine-month sabbatical after four years of intense work as the first Director of the new Xavier Jesuit School Project in Sisophon in Cambodia.

‘Kenya Election Annulment Was Right Choice’

Dr Elias Mokua SJ
Dr Elias Mokua SJ, Executive Director of Jesuit Hakimani Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Dr Elias Mokua, Director of the Jesuit Hakimani Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, shares his insights about the country’s recent Presidential election, which was annulled by the Supreme Court among allegations of "irregularities and illegalities". He remains hopeful that despite tensions in the country, peace will prevail.

My Vision in Africa for the Next Several Years

Leonard Chiti and Pope Francis
Fr Leonard Chiti SJ meets Pope Francis at the GC 36 in Rome

Fr Arturo Sosa has been quoting a lot from decrees passed at last year’s General Congregation 36, which elected him as the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Clearly, he is indicating to many of us that he sees the implementation of GC 36 as one of his key mandates.

Dreaming the Future for the Chinese Province

Fr John Lee SJ, Provincial of the Chinese Province
Fr John Lee SJ, Provincial of the Chinese Province

Matteo Ricci was the great missionary to the East. He arrived in China in 1583 and proved to be a wonderful missionary linking the East to the West. The Jesuit presence in China has not always been easy. A reason for rejoicing today is that Jesuits continue to be a wonderful and effective presence amongst the people and young Chinese Jesuits grow in number.

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