eNewsletter - October 2014



A special announcement!

Another two young Maltese men, Arnold Mugliett and Tonio Agius, have chosen the Jesuit way of life and have started their noviciate in Genoa, Italy, joining Andrew and Robert who joined last year.

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Pull on those running shoes and join our marathon team!

 Walk or run your way to the finish line with the team 'Jesuit & Friends' - we will offer you training and support as you help raise funds for a great cause! Read more



Celebrating a life
of committed service


While more young men join the Jesuits, we celebrate decades of dedicated service by a number of our companions in the Society of Jesus.

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Pope Francis speech at the conclusion of the Synod
(via news.va)


 Message of the Synod Assembly on the pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation
(via news.va)


The Synod on the Family

"there is the question of natural law which the Church uses to define most doctrine on family life. The Instrument Laboris itself admits that the concept of natural law “poses difficulty today”. (#20)"

Fr Alfred Micallef SJ writes about the Synod



Our annual festive gathering marking the Feast of St Ignatius brought all able-bodied Jesuits together once again, together with some Maltese Jesuits visiting from overseas. 

Here we bring you an update on some changes in a number of local Jesuit assignments.



"The Jesuits must be 'brave and expert rowers' - Row, be strong, even with the headwind!"

Pope Francis presides over Thanksgiving liturgy marking 200 years since the restoration of 
the Society of Jesus 

Watch the event video | Read Pope Francis' homily



Walking the Camino

450km later, Fr Paul Pace SJ shares his experience on the pilgrims' trail

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With its suppression and restoration, the Society of Jesus was called to look at itself in
a new light...

Fr Pierre de Charentenay SJ talks of this in a public lecture marking this year's bicentenary commemorations
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Foundation Day at
St Aloysius' College


St Aloysius' College celebrates Foundation Day with a gathering of primary, secondary and sixth form students in Birkirkara

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'Stop the Unjust Agressor'

Is war ever justifiable? 


Fr Mark Cachia SJ,
Director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, writes in our Fresh Thinking series.


Programme of events 2014/2015

The Centre for Ignatian Spirituality has launched its programme of events for the coming season, with individual/group retreats, seminars and a number of diverse experiences on offer. More information



Join us in prayer
with Pope Francis

The Apostleship of Prayer
brings us 
this month's intentions 



“The Church is in crisis!”
 

This sentence has become a buzz phrase lately.  But what is the “Church”?

by Fr Alfred Micallef SJ 



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Jesuit novices visit from Genoa


Our islands hosted a lively bunch of Jesuit novices in Summer, offering them a few days of holidays, accompanied by Fr Pierre Grech Marguerat SJ

We have just received some lovely photos taken by one of the novices, documenting their stay.
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The 
Jesuit Centre
for Faith and Justice
 
in collaboration with the 
Pastoral Formation Institute 
is offering a series of lectures and a seminar on
the
Social Teaching of the Catholic Church.

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