SALVADOR, Brazil (CNS) — Using the example of a big-hearted giraffe, the superior general of the Society of Jesus, Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás ...
Suffering, Love and Renewal of the world
Rev. Fr. General, Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.
Date posted: 28 - Apr, 2013 | Length: 5:06
0n 28 April 2013, at the church of St. Ignatius, Fr. General celebrated Eucharistic with the pilgrims of the Ignatian Lay Communities from various parts of Europe. This was the occasion of the 4th Stage of the European pilgrimage marking the 450th Ju ...
Love is Above All
Rev. Fr. General, Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.
Date posted: 02 - Oct, 2012 | Length: 07:18
On 30 September 2012, Fr. General celebrated the Holy Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kraków. His homily highlights the exemplary life of Blessed Beyzym who spent his Jesuit vocation in the service of the victims of leprosy in Ma ...
Give Life to All
Rev. Fr. General, Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.
Date posted: 05 - Aug, 2012 | Length: 14:27
The homily of Rev. Fr. General, Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., on the occasion of the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, Church of Gesu, Rome, 31 July, 2012. Download PDF (Engli ...
Learning to Teach for Teaching to Learn
Fr. Norbert Menezes, S.J.
Date posted: 15 - Jun, 2012 | Length: 14:48
Fr.Norbert Menezes, SJ, originally belonging to Patna province, is currently the secretary for Jesuit Education for South Asia. He holds two Masters Degrees -in education as well as Science (Mathematics). He has also authored about seven books on ed ...
The Road Map of Hope
Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator
Date posted: 17 - May, 2012 | Length: 17:37
Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, Provincial of East Africa, evaluate the progress of the province and explores the road map for the future in the light of the young Jesuits and their formation. He also narrates the challenges posed by the deterioration ...
La Compagnie peut rendre un service unique au monde et à l’Afrique
Le Père Eugène Goussikindey est provincial de l’Afrique de l’Ouest
Date posted: 03 - May, 2012 | Length: 17:31
Le Père Eugène Goussikindey est provincial de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, le territoire des anciennes colonies Françaises. Après ses études au Canada il a été nommé professeur de philosophie à Kimwenza (Rép. Du Congo) et de théologie à Nairobi (Kénia). Dan ...
Re-emphasizing the Jesuit Business of Values
Father Joseph Christie
Date posted: 03 - Apr, 2012 | Length: 18
Fr. Joseph Christie, SJ, presently the Director of LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration), Chennai, India, was on a visit to Rome for participating in the annual meeting of The International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS). ...
Featuring the future in Ukraine
Father David Nazar, born in Canada is district superior of Ukraine
Date posted: 09 - Mar, 2012 | Length: 15:02
Fr. David Nazar, a Jesuit priest of Ukrainian origin, born and brought up in Canada has an incredible experience of practicing faith in two different Rites, the Byzantine and the Latin, in the Catholic Church. He explains how it became an aid for his ...
To be the voice for the voiceless
Father Xavier Jeyaray is assistant director of SJES
Date posted: 13 - Jan, 2012 | Length: 17
Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj was born in Tamil Nadu, India in 1962 and joined Calcutta Province of the Soceity of Jesus in 1982. As a child, being moved by the great example of Fr. Leveil, S.J, inspired by the life of St. Francis Xavier, and with an overwhelmi ...
How could I get better…?
Father Gerald R. Blaszczak S.J. has been appointed by Father General as director of the new Secretariat of the General Curia for the Promotion of Faith.
Date posted: 18 - Nov, 2011 | Length: 21:05
Father Gerald R. Blaszczak (born 1949) was fascinated by the openness, the social involvement, the intellectual search, the real piety and the friendship of the Jesuits at their High School in Dallas (USA) at the end of the sixties. He entered the Ne ...
Donner espérance, courage, confiance aux Abidjanais
Le Père Anicet N’Teba est professeur au théologat de la Compagnie à Abidjan.
Date posted: 03 - Jul, 2011 | Length:
Le Père Anicet N’Teba (né en la RD Congo en 1965) est un jésuite de la Province d’Afrique Centrale. La jeunesse du Père Anicet a été marquée par la présence des missionnaires Jésuites et son désir était de devenir missionnaire lui aussi. Comme docteu ...
La mémoire et les mains du provincial
Le Père Alex Bassili est socius du Père Provincial du Proche Orient.
Date posted: 08 - Apr, 2011 | Length: 17:17
Le Père Alex Bassili (° 1945) a passé une bonne partie de sa vie au collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour au Liban, comme élève, scolastique, professeur et vice-recteur. A présent il est socius du Père Provincial du Proche Orient et recteur de la maison de f ...
Shaped to the reality by another culture
Father Fernando Franco was Secretary of the Social Justice Secretariat in Rome
Date posted: 17 - Feb, 2011 | Length: 19:52
Father Fernando Fernández Franco (born: San Sebastian, Spain 1941) as a young Jesuit was sent to the Gujarat Province in India. Having received a doctorate in economy, he taught 20 years at the University of Ahmedabad, while at the same time working ...
Nadie es tan pobre que no pueda ayudar
Padre Jorge Eduardo Serrano-Ordoñez de la Provincia de Colombia es Asistente del Ecónomo General de la Compañía de Jesús para conseguir financiación
Date posted: 19 - Jan, 2011 | Length: 19:47
Padre Jorge Eduardo Serrano-Ordoñez (°51) de la provincia de Colombia ha trabajado 40 años en la pastoral y en el área social en diferentes lugares de su país. Tiene un Master en Desarrollo Social. En el 2010 ha aceptado la invitación del Padre Gener ...
The joy of seeing God at work in human lives
František Hylmar is provincial of the Bohemian province
Date posted: 16 - Dec, 2010 | Length: 20:04
Father František Hylmar, the "last underground Jesuit", entered the Society of Jesus in former Czechoslovakia some months before the collapse of the communist regime in 1989. Due to the fact his successor as provincial of Bohemia is not able to start ...
El privilegio de poder tener la experiencia de personas tan comprometidas
Padre José Ignacio García Jiménez de la provincia de Castilla (España), director de Ocipe en Bruselas participa en el grupo de trabajo de la Compañía sobre ecología
Date posted: 15 - Nov, 2010 | Length: 20:51
Padre José Ignacio García Jiménez (°64) de la provincia de Castilla (España) formado en Economía ha trabajado durante dos años con JRS en Malawi con refugiados de Madagascar. Hace dos años es director de Ocipe en Bruselas, la Oficina Europea de los j ...
Nous portons les religions traditionnelles en nous
Le Père Mpay Kemboly est conseiller du Père Général pour les religions traditionnelles Africaines.
Date posted: 14 - Sep, 2010 | Length: 17:29
Le Père Mpay Kemboly (° 1967) est un jésuite de la Province d’Afrique Centrale. Il donne des cours de Pensée Africaine et de Philosophie Ancienne à notre Institut de Philosophie de Kimwenza (Congo) et a été invité par le P. Général à la première ren ...
Is God not crying along with the Creation?
Joseph Xavier works to provide legal expertise in social ministries
Date posted: 14 - Jul, 2010 | Length: 21
Father Joseph Xavier is member of the Madurai Province, in the south of India, a region with many Dalits, castless people. He has been coordinator of social ministry at the Jesuit Conference of South Asia in Delhi. During that time he was able to mob ...
L’espoir dans la lutte contre le Sida, cet “ami des pauvres ”
Le jésuite Paterne Mombe de l’Afrique de l’Ouest vient d’être nommé coordinateur d’AJAN, le Centre jésuite africain de lutte contre le Sida, à Nairobi.
Date posted: 14 - Jun, 2010 | Length: 22
Paterne-Auxence Mombe (°1970) est un jésuite de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, de la République de Centrafrique. Il a reçu une formation théologique, pastorale et scientifique dans plusieurs pays d’Afrique et aux Etats Unis. Il est l’auteur du livre “Rayons ...
About the holiness of a letter
Bill Oulvey served 4 years as secretary of the US Assistancy in Rome
Date posted: 16 - May, 2010 | Length: 16:52
Father Bill Oulvey is a Jesuit from the Missouri Province (USA). For the past four years he has served the Society of Jesus as Secretary of the US Assistancy in Rome. This clerical position, involving both paperwork and computers, put him in touch w ...
Serving the Church and the Society of Jesus in East Africa
Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator Provincial of the East African Province of the Jesuits (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda) for a year
Date posted: 18 - Apr, 2010 | Length: 16:41
Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator grew up in a traditional Nigerian family near a Jesuit Parish. At age 14 he became fascinated by the baptism of young people during the Easter Vigil. Two years later he was baptized and, at age 19, he entered the Society of J ...
Au service des anciens-élèves de la Compagnie
Le jésuite Français Pierre Salembier se rappelle avec plaisir le premier Congrès Mondial des Anciens Elèves en Afrique, à Bujumbura.
Date posted: 15 - Mar, 2010 | Length: 19
Pierre Salembier (°1943) est un jésuite Français qui a voué toute sa vie à l’éducation dans les établissements scolaires de la Compagnie; d’abord comme professeur de philosophie, puis comme délégué du Père Provincial pour l’éducation. En vue du Congr ...
Working in Russia: with humility and hopefulness
After the murder of Fathers Otto Mesmer and Victor Betancourt in Moscow the New Orleans Jesuit Province serves as regional superior of Russia
Date posted: 16 - Feb, 2010 | Length: 18
As a young Jesuit from Arizona Anthony Corcoran went as missionary to Siberia after the fall of the communism. He served in the parishes in and around Novosibirsk and in the formation of young priests. 16 months ago there was a terrible shock among t ...
La résurrection d'un peuple
L'évêque Jésuite Rwandais Alexis Habiyambere rentre dans son pays, confirmé par le Synode sur l'Afrique
Date posted: 05 - Nov, 2009 | Length: 19
Après le génocide de 1994 les évêques Rwandais n'ont pas pu participer au premier Synode sur l'Afrique. En 1997 le P. Alexis Habiyambere fut consacré évêque de Nyondo. 12 ans plus tard le Synode est un moment fort et réconfortant qui confirme que l'É ...
The Social Apostolate of the Society from another point of view
A young Italian Jesuit works at the Social Justice Secretariat of the Curia in Rome as part of his formation.
Date posted: 07 - Oct, 2009 | Length: 20
Giuseppe Riggio is an Italian Jesuit in formation. During his philosophy studies in Padua he worked with an association serving refugees and those seeking asylum; he organized courses for people interested in knowing more about immigration.
Expressing the mission of the Gospel in the Asian context
Australian Jesuit fosters the use of the newest web techniques to express the voice of the church in Asia
Date posted: 02 - Sep, 2009 | Length: 17
Fr. Michael Kelly is an Australian Jesuit working in Asia. After having worked with radio, television and internet in various Asian countries and in Australia, for the past two years he has been the executive director of UCANews, a Catholic News Agen ...
Teaching as Transformation
Indian Jesuit in Sudan reopens high school closed during 20 years of civil war
Date posted: 23 - Jul, 2009 | Length: 22:34
Fr. Richard D’Souza first arrived in Africa from his native Bombay, India, in 1979. Initially he taught in a rural high school on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and later was missioned to Kartoum, Sudan, where he ran a seminary for 13 years. Of cours ...
An Apostle of Prayer
Father Claudio Barriga travels the globe promoting the Apostleship of Prayer
Date posted: 09 - Dec, 2008 | Length: 23:05
In 2007 Father Claudio Barriga took the reins of the 164-year old program and is working to update a solid, very practical spirituality. He also devotes time to the Eucharistic Youth Movement and took part in World Youth Day in Australia last summer ...
Missionary in Ethiopia
Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga helps the Church grow in southern Ethiopia.
Date posted: 07 - Nov, 2008 | Length: 22:35
Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga follows a tradition of Jesuit missionaries who went to Ethiopia in the very earliest days of the history of the Society of Jesus. This native of Colombia now serves a growing Church in the south of the country and fac ...
The possibility of joy after disability
Brother Rick Curry helps Iraq war veterans use art and prayer to confront their trauma
Date posted: 03 - Oct, 2008 | Length: 25:07
Brother Rick Curry founded the National Theater Workshop for the Handicapped and has helped thousands of people through the process of theater. Now he has expanded that ministry to reach out to returning veterans from the Iraq war, especially those w ...
Recovering the Jesuit musical heritage
Father T. Frank Kennedy serves as musical archeologist as he discovers old scores from Jesuit schools.
Date posted: 01 - Sep, 2008 | Length: 24:08
Father T. Frank Kennedy is a Jesuit musician and scholar who has found actual scores of music composed for Jesuit schools in the 17th and 18th centuries, and then produced some of these very early examples of Baroque music. Composers who worked for t ...
Teaching a university how to learn
Father Michael Sheeran talks about his role as president of a Jesuit university
Date posted: 07 - Aug, 2008 | Length: 23:34
Father Michael Sheeran describes the evolution of a small liberal arts college into a university that reaches out to adults through innovative programs and new technologies. Fr. Sheeran has been at Regis University as faculty member, dean and now pre ...
An adventure in India
Fr. Kevin White spent most of a year in Goa, India, doing the "Tertianship" program as the final stage of his formation as a Jesuit.
Date posted: 18 - Jul, 2008 | Length: 21:45
Early experiences in the Peace Corps gave Kevin White a permanent interest in international development. Once he entered the Society of Jesus, his work centered on a Jesuit high school in Boston. The final stage of formation that every Jesuit goes th ...
A young province with an old tradition
Romanian Jesuits begin anew finding their path of service
Date posted: 23 - May, 2008 | Length: 19:54
Jesuits first came to Romania in the sixteenth century, but they are starting all over after the fall of communism and the sudden adoption of capitalist values. Father Vasile Tofana is one of the new generation of young Romania Jesuits who are plann ...
Finding God Online
European Jesuit webmasters meet to find new ways to help people find God
Date posted: 13 - May, 2008 | Length: 15:34
Jesuits responsible for the web pages of the European provinces have been meeting regularly for four years to share ideas and improve their sites. More and more their efforts focus on helping people to pray as they expand their interest beyond just t ...
New Beginnings in the Ukraine
Father David Nazar leads Jesuits in developing a new presence in the Ukraine as that country reinvents itself after communism.
Date posted: 29 - Apr, 2008 | Length: 20:40
A small group of Jesuits has begun to build a full range of apostolic activity in this former Soviet satellite which is recovering its own cultural heritage and moving quickly to develop its own identity. Jesuits have a mixed reputation based on resp ...
Hope for Homeboys
Father Greg Boyle has worked for 20 years with gang members in Los Angeles.
Date posted: 18 - Apr, 2008 | Length: 23:18
Twenty years ago a Jesuit pastor in gang-ridden Los Angeles began to respond to young people who needed help surviving the dangerous streets around the parish. Father Greg Boyle began with a school and developed a large enterprise of related business ...
Talking about the General Congregation
Five delegates from General Congregation 35 reflect on what struck them most during this historic event.
Date posted: 10 - Apr, 2008 | Length: 20:33
Jesuits have only held 35 world-wide meetings (or general congregations) in over 450 years of their existence, so each one is special, all the more so when the delegates must elect a new superior general. Five men from various parts of the world refl ...
Committed to Teaching
Biology teacher or provincial, Fr. Tim McMahon values education
Date posted: 02 - Apr, 2008 | Length: 23:43
A current Jesuit provincial talks about his own experience as a biology teacher in Central America and the United States, and explains why he remains convinced that education is one of the best ways for Jesuits to help people. He sees great vitality ...
Jesuit Musicians at the General Congregation
Fr. Vlastimil Dufka and Fr. Bob Scullin reflect on the role of music during GC35.
Date posted: 14 - Mar, 2008 | Length: 21:10
Every morning during the general congregation, Fr. Vlastimil Dufka called the assembly to prayer with an oboe solo. This daily prayer-and-music complemented the solemn liturgies that marked the opening and closing of the congregation as well as speci ...
A Jesuit Brother's Vocation
High school teacher, vocation director, musician: Brother Jim Boynton
Date posted: 13 - Feb, 2008 | Length: 20:00
Jim Boynton entered the Detroit Province of the Jesuits and discovered his way of being a Jesuit-as a religious brother. His pastoral work has included a year directing retreats in India, teaching in two high schools and even living in a Mexican jail ...
Have Camera, Will Travel
Fr. Don Doll photographic interests range from native Americans to refugees in Africa
Date posted: 30 - Jan, 2008 | Length: 24:29
Fr. Don Doll is a veteran university teacher of photography and journalism who has also had a strong professional career and published stories in National Geographic. Much of his recent work focuses on telling the story of the Jesuit Refugee Service ...
Nativity and Vocation
Looking at the Nativity from several cultures
Date posted: 24 - Dec, 2007 | Length: 21:46
Fr. Jose Quilongquilong, SJ, explains how he presents the meditation on the Nativity in the Spiritual Exercises and how retreatants in the Philippines experience its grace. We also hear about the Posada tradition from Mexico that is part of the Jesui ...
Dialogue with Islam
Fr. Thomas Michel talks about what he has learned in over 30 years of dialogue with Muslims
Date posted: 17 - Dec, 2007 | Length: 32:11
Fr. Thomas Michel entered the Jesuits to go to Indonesia where he found his specific vocation of studying Islam and entering into dialogue with Muslims. He headed the Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue for the Jesuits and served as the Vatican's ...
Conflict Resolution in East Africa
Interview with Fr. Elias Omondi about the work of the Jesuit Hakimani Centre
Date posted: 10 - Dec, 2007 | Length: 20:35
Hakimani is a name that combines the Swahili words, haki (justice) and mani (faith). The mission of the Jesuit Hakimani Center mission is to promote a faith that seeks justice, especially through the use of conflict resolution techniques that have th ...