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Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Respected for his pastoral approach, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first to take the name Francis.

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Making the most of the media

A media training day for Jesuit colleagues covered the essential aspects of old and new media for presenting one's mission and message to the broader world.

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Michel de Certeau

It has been said of French Jesuit academic and scholar Michel de Certeau, who died in 1986, that he had "an intelligence without bounds".

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Getting to know one another at GC36

The Jesuit delegates in Rome have a period of discussion and reflection before they elect the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus

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The Jesuit saint who wanted a small heart

TOM CASEY SJ :: A reflection on the vocation of Fr Jacques Berthieu, a humble and generous Jesuit priest who was martyred in 1896 and canonised in 2012.

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Founding of the Jesuits

The Society of Jesus was founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola and since then has grown from the original seven to 24, 400 members today who work out of 1,825 houses in 112 countries. In the intervening 455 years many Jesuits became renowned for their sanctity (41 Saints and 285 Blesseds), for their scholarship in every conceivable field, for ...

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The Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises grew out of Ignatius Loyola’s personal experience as a man seeking to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will. He kept a journal as he gained spiritual insight and deepened his spiritual experience. He added to these notes as he directed other people and discovered what “worked.” Eventually Ignatius gathered these prayers, meditations, reflections, ...

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Loyola Press – helping children with special needs

Irish born Jesuit Paul Campbell is the Publisher with Loyola Press in Chicago. He talks about the work of the press and a new initiative they’ve developed for children with special needs.

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Why bother praying? Debunking myths about God and prayer

Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard debunked many of the myths people believe about the role of God in human suffering in his last book, ‘Where the Hell is God?’ The controversy he stirred in that book, particularly about prayers of petition, has resulted in his just published book ‘Why Bother Praying?’ He talks here to Pat Coyle about this theme.

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