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Fostering a culture of discernment: Reflecting on the state of the Society and deeper commitment to the mission of Christ

At the heart of our work within the Society of Jesus is a journey—the search for a deeper commitment to Christ’s mission. Whether professed religious or lay colleagues, we are called to be Pilgrims Together, partners in mission nurtured by a culture of greater participation and communal discernment in the Spirit. The State of the …

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“God is with me always” : An Ignatian Journey of Openness and Resilience

Navigating the complexities of our world, Jaeison Monteiro, a Jesuit from India currently studying in Canada, shares his insights on living the Ignatian way. His experiences, marked by openness and resilience, shed light on the essence of Ignatian spirituality. As you read his story, you may find echoes of your own journey, and perhaps, a …

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From Muslim Roots to Christian Service: Tevfik Karatop’s Ignatian Journey

In the heart of the Jesuit Province of Canada, a multitude of individuals find their lives intertwined with the profound spirituality of Saint Ignatius. This series (first article here) aims to shed light on these unique journeys, offering a glimpse into the diverse ways Ignatian spirituality shapes and guides lives. Now, we turn our focus …

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Living the Ignatian Call: Unpacking the Power and Diversity of Ignatian Spirituality

The Ignatian family is composed of diverse persons  – religious and lay – with each their own vocation. Indeed, ‘’GC 36 recognizes the decisive role of our partners in the vitality of the Society’s mission today and expresses its gratitude to all those who contribute to and play significant roles in Jesuit ministry. That mission …

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Listening, discernment and collaboration in action at the 71st Jesuit Congregation of Procurators

In May, Jesuits from all the regions where the Society of Jesus works are gathering at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Spain for the 71st Congregation of Procurators. Announced in January 2021, this congregation is an outstanding example of collaboration and communication between Jesuits and their partners in mission, in keeping with Pope Francis’s call …

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The wellspring within

By Lynn Barwell Surprising but true, some of my most nourishing conversations have taken place while filling my water bottle at the fountain of my local gym. There is something about people exercising together that fosters exchanges which tend to be mutually encouraging and enriching. These conversations usually go far beyond the desire to improve …

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