It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nigerian Jesuit priest and director of a local spirituality center. Before he left, he chatted with his new provincial, Fr. Chuks Afiawari, who joked with Fr. Sam: “Make sure where you are going they don’t kidnap you.” “We laughed
Italian priest and exorcist Fr. Sante Babolin said that “the devil, Satan, exists” and that “evil is not an abstraction,” in response to recent comments from Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus. In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Fr. Arturo Sosa said that “we have made symbolic figures,
Researchers in America found that Ignatian spiritual exercises affected the brain’s ‘feel-good’ systems Ignatian retreats appear to cause “significant changes” in the brain, according to scientists in the United States. Researchers at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University studied the brain responses of pilgrims on an Ignatian retreat and published their
Bringing all people the lasting joy of the Church should be the focus of their service, Pope Francis told representatives of the Jesuits on Monday, as he urged them to shun pursuit of worldly leadership and position. “The service of good courage and discernment makes us men of the Church – not clerical men, but
The Pope addressed 200 Jesuits at the order’s general congregation Pope Francis, speaking both as Pope and a Jesuit, asked members of the Society of Jesus to continue to journey to where Christ is most needed, and always ask God for consolation, compassion and help in discernment. The Jesuits aim to “move forward, overcoming the
Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal was elected last week Jesuits are called to face the challenges of today’s world and contribute toward “reconciliation among human beings and, at the same time, a reconciliation with God and creation,” the newly elected Jesuit superior general said. “This is a great call to reconciliation. The kingdom of God
The Society is holding its first general congregation since 2008 Jesuits are preparing to gather in Rome to elect a new superior general. The general congregation meeting, the first since 2008, will begin on October 2 with a Mass near the tomb of St Ignatius Loyola. 215 Jesuits from around the world will be present.