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Fr. General Participates in a Jesuits' Meet at Brussels

On August 15-17, Fr General took part in a meeting of Jesuits from the Province of South Belgium and Luxembourg (BML) and from the Province of France (GAL) who gathered in Brussels with many of their partners in mission (religious and ...


Tertian Instructors Meet the Pope

A weeklong meeting of 26 Tertian instructors from around the globe is being held at the Curia these days. Fr. General has been present throughout plenary sessions. He also guided a day of recollection for them at the Church of Gesù on l...


European Jesuits in Formation (EJIF) Meet in Rome

The Jesuit General Curia is quite alive these days, having young men running around the corridor.23 scholastics, representing all the provinces in Europe and one from Indonesia, participate in the EJIF meeting held in Rome this year. 200 years had pa...


Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus, is a worldwide Roman Catholic religious order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He originally called his group "The Company of Jesus" to indicate its true leader, the title was Latinized into "Societas Jesu" in the Bull of Pope Paul III on 27 Sept., 1540. The motto of the Society of Jesus is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the Greater Glory of God). Click : Mission Statement.

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Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.

Born on April 29, 1936 in Villamuriel de Cerrato (Palencia province), Spain. January 19, 2008 he was elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus... More

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3 September

1539/ At his summer residence in Tivoli, outside of Rome, Paul III gave his initial, oral approval of the Society of Jesus when St. Ignatius sent him the “Five Chapters” which described the proposed new religious order.

Feast of St. Ignatius, Lunch with Holy Father

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On Saint Ignatius' feastday, the community at the General Curia had the pleasure of having Pope Francis join them for dinner.  It was only at the last moment that he told Father General that this was his wish.  The visit was wholly private, and quite simple.  The Pope joined the community for the meal in the refectory, then in the recreation room for coffee, for friendly conversation, and to greet each one personally.

The seven siblings - the brothers and sisters - of Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, were also guests at the meal.  Fr. Dall'Oglio was abducted in Syria one year ago.  The Pope consoled them with words of comf...

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