26 February 2017 : A newsletter of the Australian Jesuits

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Published: 27-Nov-2016

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJFormer Superior General of the Society of Jesus Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ died in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday 26 November 2016.

Published: 03-Nov-2016

Within 48 hours of his election as the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ sat down for an extensive interview with the GC36 Media Team in Rome. The aim of the interview was to give Father General an opportunity to present and share some insights of what he had in mind when he was just starting his new mission in the Society of Jesus at the universal level. The interview, which lasted for an hour and a half, is a journey from Fr General's childhood and adolescence, through his years in formation as a young Jesuit, to becoming the Superior General.

Published: 24-Oct-2016

Pope Francis has been a member of two General Congregations, GC32 and GC33. Yesterday he visited members of GC36, and recalled the words of some of his predecessors to past gatherings. Fr Steve Curtin SJ says it was a warm and historic moment of great affection and great wisdom. 

Published: 16-Oct-2016

Fr Arturo Sosa SJ was born in Caracas (Venezuela), on November 12, 1948. He is a former Provincial of the Jesuits in Venezuela, and before his election he was the Delegate of Fr General for the Curia and the Interprovincial Houses and Works of the Society of Jesus in Rome.

Published: 16-Oct-2016

Last Friday morning we elected a new Fr General, Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal. He comes from the global south, as does our Pope Francis, and both appointments are a first for our Church and Society, writes Fr Brian McCoy SJ. 

Published: 09-Oct-2016

Australian Br Ian Cribb SJ has sent through this photo of the Jesuit brothers in Rome for the General Congregation. Today, 10 October, the congregation moves into the Murmuratio, ahead of their casting their votes for the Fr General.

Published: 06-Oct-2016

The resignation of Fr Nicolás on Monday was a moment of special tenderness as we reflected on all that he has been for us during these past eight years, writes Fr Stephen Curtin SJ. It was touching also to witness the support and care that Fr Nicolás receives from the members of his curial staff who have come to know and love him more intimately.

Published: 02-Oct-2016

Australian Provincial Fr Brian McCoy SJ has arrived in Rome, where the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus began with a Mass at the Gesù on Sunday night. 

Published: 12-Jul-2016

Published: 12-Jul-2016

What we seek to do ‘for the greater glory of God’ has little to do with being more active or doing more things or taking on more responsibilities, writes Fr Brian McCoy SJ. It is about the magis of gratitude, holding and experiencing a deep spirit of gratitude in all we are and do.