2017 at a glance

2017 was a memorable year for the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific. From Fr General Arturo Sosa’s first visit to Asia Pacific to the inauguration of two Jesuit schools, a new JCAP ....

Kindling the fire of teacher education

API. The Indonesian word for “fire” or “flame” and the acronym for the new network of Jesuit schools formed to raise the standard of teacher education in Asia Pacific. The idea for ....

Japanese students video chat with Pope Francis

Students of Sophia University and the four Jesuit high schools in Japan had the rare opportunity to speak with Pope Francis via a live television hook-up between the Vatican and Japan. ....

Seeing the face of Christ in migrant workers

As a child, Sr Wei Wei spent a summer listening to Bible stories elaborated by a young volunteer in a market place in her village. “She used Bible pictures and we children enjoyed it ....

They know where their hearts are

The JCAP youth ministry is going from strength to strength.  At just their second Magis Asia Pacific gathering, the youth were teaching each other about Ignatian spirituality.  Instead ....

Partnering to serve refugees in Cambodia: The Mercy Sisters and JRS

Women religious partnerships with JRS have become a vital element in aiding displaced people wherever there is need.  This was the case 37 years ago, when then Jesuit Superior General, ....

Jesuits in formation re-imagine Jesuit education

“How can we innovate our education ministry to respond to the 21st century, while remaining faithful to our tradition?” This was the big question that 33 scholastics and ....

Overcoming hardships through friendliness and togetherness

On December 7, the JCAP tertians left Manila for their Christmas ministry in different provinces in northern Luzon, Philippines.  Fr Stephan Lipke SJ, a German Jesuit missionary in ....

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