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Coetus Praevius meeting, Rome
GC 36 –Responding to new calls and urgent needs
The Preparatory Commission (Coetus Praevius) for GC 36 met in Rome from Monday 31st August until Saturday 12th September. The task of the group was to draw up an agenda for the upcoming General Congregation.
Postulates: The group examined 146 postulates which came in from all over the Society. Topics included the renewal of our community and individual lives, our mission, and governance of the Society.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 14:24
A Brief Report- World meeting of the EYM: Rome 2015
From Tuesday August 04 to Monday 10 August, the members of the Eucharistic Youth Movement met in Rome to celebrate the centenary of the Movement. Roughly one thousand five hundred young people and supervisors turned up for this event. Seven African countries made the trip (Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Mauritius, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo).
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:39
Pilgrimage into the History of the Society of Jesus in Africa through the Archives of Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA)
On October, 17, 2014, I embarked on a pilgrimage to the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA), Nairobi, Kenya. Even though I had seen the inception of the institute during my theology studies at Hekima College, I did not have the time to truly explore the library and the archives. This time I went to see, touch, read and understand some of the early histories of the Society of Jesus in Africa with the intention to share them with our ANW Province novices.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 14:26
JESAM Delegates of Formation Meeting
The JESAM Delegates of Formation Meeting was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 21st June – 26th June, 2015. Delegates present were Gibson Munyoro, S.J., (Zimbabwe-Mozambique), Hector Mukwato, S.J., (Zambia-Malawi), Ehi Omoragbon, S.J., (ANW), Fidelis Udahemuka, S.J., (AOR), Kondjo Diddy Brossala, S.J., (AOC), Modeste Modekamba, S.J., (ACE), Fulgence Ratsimbazafy, S.J.,(MDG), Shaun Carls, S.J., (SAF) and JESAM President, Michael Lewis, S.J.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:29
Common Houses of Formation
August 17, 2015, News from Arrupe College, Harare
Arrupe College is slowly coming back to its usual academic vigour after a long vacation since the month of May. All scholastics have returned from various holiday missions; French immersions in Yaoundé Cameroon and Abidjan Ivory Coast, English immersion in Lusaka, teaching experiments within Zimbabwe and for others, vacation in their provinces and regions. Return from the long break was followed by the annual retreat for scholastics concurrently running with the orientation program of the new arrivals.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 14:28
Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, ed., The Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa (Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2015). The volume includes chapter contributions by AOR Jesuits Rodrigo Mejía ("The African Bishop in the Pastoral Program of Pope Francis"), Deogratias Rwezaura ("A Nomadic Church and an Extended Family of God at the Service of All") and Elias Omondi Opongo ("An Ecclesiology for Africa in Distress: Time to Change Our Pastoral Strategy").
Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2017 11:05
JESAM Statement on Migration
"Building a culture of hospitality and inclusiveness"
With some 232 million migrants worldwide, a threefold increase since 1960, it is evident that migration is no longer a regional or continental concern but a global phenomenon. "This challenge demands the attention of the entire international community so that new forms of legal and secure migration may be adopted", Pope Francis said in a message to the Colloquium on Migration and Development in Mexico.
Photo courtesy: Irish Jesuits, www.jesuite.ie
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:12