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Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

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

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How an Ignatian retreat can change your brain

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

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Pope Francis calls on Jesuits to go to the peripheries

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

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Jesuits called to reconcile humanity with God, new superior says

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

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Jesuits prepare to elect new leader

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.

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