Posts Tagged ‘Jesuit’

New Martin Scorsese movie about Jesuits

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A new Martin Scorsese movie about two Jesuit monks in 17th century Japan is due for release in December. Silence stars Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson as the Jesuit monks. In the movie, Garfield arrives in Japan to track down his mentor, Cristóvão Ferreira (Neeson). Ferreira has allegedly renounced his Jesuit beliefs. As they set out Read more

Venezuelan elected as new Jesuit superior general

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Venezuelan Jesuit Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal is the Society of Jesus’s new superior general. He is the Society’s first non-European to lead the order. The 212 voting delegates to the Jesuit general congregation elected Sosa , who is 67. His election was held during the order’s 36th general congregation early this month. The delegates represent the Read more

Jesuit shot protecting students taking refuge in church

Friday, October 14th, 2016

A Jesuit shot in the face was trying to block police from entering the church where student protesters had taken refuge. Father Graham Pugin had his hands up when he was shot at close range with rubber bullets. Though there has not been an official report on his condition, a video shows Fr. Pugin, his Read more

Jesuit Refugee Service: accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

As representatives from the Society of Jesus gather in Rome from all over the world for their General Congregation, there is a relatively new ministry that they can be very proud of — the Jesuit Refugee Service. This program was initiated by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, the Jesuit superior general, who had seen the devastating impact Read more

Prayer: There’s an App for that

Friday, August 12th, 2016
Examen app

Jesuits can often sound like broken records. We like to call schools and parishes “Ignatius” or “Loyola” — or, if we’re feeling wild, “Xavier.” We love to repeat phrases such as “men (and women) for others” or “finding God in all things.” And if you have ever attended a Jesuit school, parish, or retreat house, Read more

John May: Teetotaller winemaking Jesuit brother honoured by the Queen

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Br John May SJ

A Jesuit with a nose for a good wine was the toast of one of South Australia’s heavenly vineyard regions recently when the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours were announced. Br John May, winemaker emeritus at the Jesuits’ Sevenhill Cellars in the Clare Valley, was admitted as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia Read more

Jesuit To Be Ordained In Auckland

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

On Saturday, 6 August, the Feast of the Transfiguration, Bishop Patrick Dunn will ordain Deacon Justin Glyn SJ a priest at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph, Auckland, in a ceremony commencing at 11.30am. The following day, at 9.30am, he will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Read more

Cardinal de Lubac, the monk and the malaise of the West

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Twenty-five years ago, one of the 20th century’s greatest Catholic theologians passed away in the Avenue de Breteuil in Paris in the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Born in 1896 as the Dreyfus Affair was tearing France apart, and dying while the Soviet Union imploded in 1991, Cardinal Henri de Lubac, SJ, Read more

Jesuit theologian Michael Paul Gallagher dies

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Jesuit theologian and educator Michael Paul Gallagher died in Ireland on November 6 after a short illness. Fr Gallagher, 76, was a former Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he was dean of the theology faculty from 2005 to 2008. Fr Gallagher also lectured in University College, Dublin, as well Read more

The holy cardinal who died in a prostitute’s home

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

In a way, it was a form of posthumous martyrdom: the once distinguished Jesuit dying in humiliating circumstances, on an errand of mercy, his reputation in tatters and his Jesuit confrères unwilling to offer any defence of his actions. Cardinal Jean Daniélou was a Prince of the Church who had spent the first part of his Read more