eNewsletter May | June 2014



Pope Francis in the Holy Land 2014

You may access the official site covering the Holy Father's visit to the Holy Land here, where you will find all the official speeches, sermons, information and many photos related to the visit.

'Standing in front of the Western Wall, the Pontiff hugged his two friends, Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka and leader of the South American country's Muslim Community, Omar Abboud. Both men were part of the inter-faith delegation.' Daily Mail

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres travelled to the Vatican this month for talks.



Fr Adolfo Nicholás SJ to submit resignation in 2016

Jesuit Superior General Fr Adolfo Nicholás has announced his intention to submit his resignation to a General Congregation which will be held at the end of 2016, by which time he will have turned 80.

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50th Anniversary

On May 10th, the Near Eastern Province – which comprises Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, besides the North African countries - celebrated 50 years since the arrival of the first Maltese Jesuit there. Read more and view photos



Fr Michael Bugeja is back

A warm word of welcome to Fr Michael Bugeja who returned to the University Chaplaincy after his tertianship in the Philippines. You may follow his antics (and some more serious reflections) on his Facebook page


News from Michael Debono SJ on his institution as 'lector'

"Please pray for us that we may fulfill this ministry, not merely by word but, most importantly, by example! Thankyou for your support and prayers!"
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'Repair my Church'

In this month's feature, Fr Alfred Micallef SJ writes about the way 'Pope Francis insists on compassion, love, especially love of the poor. Pope Francis has rebranded Catholicism. He wants a more pastorally oriented Church'.
Read on 


Europe's troubled union

Although this feature deals particularly with the relationship between Britain and Brussels, it deals with all manner of things which are relevant to us as European citizens.

Read the feature by Fr Edmund Grace SJ, on the British Jesuits' online journal, Thinking Faith

On the occasion of the BiCentenary celebrations marking the restoration of the Society of Jesus, Fr Robert Soler has written a series of superb features.
Here we bring you the first two, which were published in
the Times of Malta.



Ignatius of Loyola and the expansion of the Jesuit Order
Read the full feature



The suppression of the Jesuit Order in 1773
Read the full feature 


Voluntary work residential week coming up soon - Apply now!


Poverty at the workplace
Conference - 12th June


The annual fundraising dinner in aid of the Paulo Freire Institute is just around the corner...

Once again we are offering an exquisite Barbecue Buffet at the Grand Hotel Excelsior’s
‘Bastion Terrace’

Click here for more information



Join us for a wine-tasting event followed by a BBQ in the grounds of Mount St Joseph - all for a good cause!


Coming to a locality near you...

This summer look out for our roving exhibition which will be moved from town to town, marking the bi-centenary commemoration of the restoration of the Jesuit Order.

So far, the exhibition has been hosted by the University of Malta and is presently at St Aloysius' College, soon to move on to several other localities.


Jesuits worldwide online

Annual JesWeb meeting emphasises need for Jesuits to establish a valid presence on today's virtual frontiers
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SACFest 2014

 Once again, our College festival brought hundreds together in celebration and sport
between 23rd and 25th May

Read more and view photos 


JRS Malta RS Malta organized a 3-day training conference called "Building Cultural Competence in Social Care"
as part of a project called PATHS, (Promoting Access To Health and Social Services for migrants and asylum seekers)
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Jesuits Around the World

Here we bring you news snippets from Jesuits around the world (source: SJCuria servizio stampa)

You may read about

Carbon Offset Programme

Teacher Training Programmes

Meditation programme in Polish prison

The hospital of Magdalena built again

New interactive vocations website

Herbal remedies against AIDs

and more...
 




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