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, Pedro Arrupe SJ, galvanised the international Jesuit community to aid … Continued
The excitement of the children was palpable. Dressed in their yellow and green school uniform, they lined the driveway, cheering and waving flags as the guests arrived. It was a big day for them. Their new school, Xavier Jesuit School, … Continued
As a young Jesuit, Fr Arturo Sosa feared being sent away from Venezuela. “I was so enthusiastic about the mission in Venezuela that I didn’t want to hear ‘can you go …?’” he shared. Now he finds many young Jesuits … Continued
Irish Jesuit Fr Ashley Evans served as Director of Xavier Jesuit School in Cambodia from 2013 to 2017. Now on sabbatical in Ireland, he looks back on the graces he received over the last four years. The sounds indicate change. … Continued
When Lisa Wong of Wah Yan College Kowloon in Hong Kong met fellow teachers from Jesuit and Ignatian schools in Asia Pacific, she realised that she was not alone in the challenges she faces as a teacher in today’s classroom. … Continued
Jesuits from different parts of the world gathered in Cambodia recently to dialogue with Buddhist monks, engaging them on three levels – academic, spiritual and practical. This holistic approach to inter-religious dialogue is one that has prevailed in the regular Christian-Buddhist Workshop of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific for many years.
The Jesuits have begun working on the cause for the beatification of a Filipino Jesuit Scholastic, Richard “Richie” Fernando SJ, who died saving several people from a grenade blast in Cambodia in 1996.
In a letter to the Province on July 31, the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola, Philippine Provincial Fr Antonio Moreno SJ announced that Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, had endorsed his proposal to formally initiate the cause of Richie Fernando.
Fr Arturo Sosa SJ has sparked renewed vigour in the Jesuits and their collaborators in Asia Pacific with his first visit as Superior General to Indonesia, Cambodia and Singapore. In each country, he met with Jesuits and collaborators, learning from them about their context and giving them much food for thought with his reflections on the world today and the response of the Society of Jesus from the 36th General Congregation. In Singapore, he also joined the Major Superiors of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific in their bi-annual assembly from July 18 to 21.