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Cyclone-ravaged southern Africa ‘devastated’ as aid organisations count the cost

LOSS, interruption and destruction – millions of people were desolated after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi late last month. Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar president Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator said his thoughts and prayers were with the hundreds who had died and the millions affected. “The Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar join the rest of Africa and the ... Read More »

Jesuits to leave Brisbane’s Toowong parish

Fr Peter Quin

AFTER more than 100 years in the parish, the Jesuits will withdraw from St Ignatius, Toowong, at the end of this year. It’s a decision that has been greeted in the parish by shock, sadness, but also a sense of appreciation for the work of the Jesuits. The decision to leave was made by a Jesuit parishes task force set ... Read More »

Japanese samurai who ‘remained rock solid for Christ’ beatified

Blessed

Takayama Ukon was be beatified on February 7. Marist Father Paul Glynn shares some history from his amazing life. ST Francis Xavier strode manfully from a small boat into feudal Japan on the feast of Mary’s Assumption, August 15, 1549, the day he had taken his vows as a Jesuit. There was no semblance of a dictionary that translated Japanese ... Read More »

Faber tapping a rich tradition

Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality

SPONSORED BY FABER CENTRE OF IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality has just completed 10 years in Brisbane. Faber is named after St Peter Faber (1506-46), one of the first companions of St Ignatius at the University of Paris (1528-34) and the first among them to be ordained a priest. The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality under its ... Read More »

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