06/06/2018 • Do you know the ‘Bollandists’?

Dear Jesuit Alumni, Did you know that one of the earliest learned societies in the world was founded by a Jesuit? Since Fr. Jean Bolland, SJ, launched the publication of the great collection Acta Sanctorum (“Acts of the Saints”) in Antwerp (Belgium) in 1643, there has been up to now a team of highly qualified […]

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24/05/2018 • Loyola, the hidden treasure of the Basque Country

Maurice Selvais, an alumnus of the Saint-Michael college of Brussels, in Belgium, tell us his peregrinations in Gascony, where the great St. Ignacio is born. Maurice is a member of the Alumni Association of his college as well as a regular writer at WUJA’s service. Our trip begins in Pamplona, where we came the day […]

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06/05/2018 • ‘Make today matter’ – Latest book by Chris Lowney

Chris Lowney, a writer and lecturer on leadership and various subjects related to the Church and the Society of Jesus, is a long-time friend of WUJA. He recently published “Make Today Matter: 10 Habits for a Better Life (and World)”. How can we rise to the occasion every single day of our lives? How can […]

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25/03/2018 • Georgetown: 2d International Jesuit Networking Conference

It’s not the first time that Jesuit Networking has brought together the main international networks of the Society of Jesus. We did so in 2012 at Boston College after the inspiration received following the General Congregation 35, and we did so again, five years later, to update our reflections on networks after the last General […]

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15/02/2018 • Kanisius celebrates 90th anniversary, being a ‘man for others’

The upscale Canisius College celebrated its 90th birthday in 2017. This event offered us an occasion to meet this Jesuit College situated in the heart of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Agnes Anya went back last November on this anniversary for The Jakarta Post, interviewing both a 12th grade student and a Jesuit teacher. […]

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14/02/2018 • … the product of war

While wishing his best for the year 2018, His Holiness pope Francis has sent to the press and the diplomacy a postcard characterized both by simplicity and impact that it stirs up when you stare at it. Illustrated by a Japanese kid carrying his little brother’s dead body on his back after the awful 1945 […]

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23/12/2017 • Message for Christmas and New Year

Dear Alumna, dear Alumnus, On the eve of the feast of the birth of the Redeemer, I was thinking about the universal character of his message of peace, directed at all men of good will. This message makes of all men a great brotherly community, even if division is alas well rooted among us. In […]

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17/12/2017 • Testimony about the Cleveland Congress

“ Uniting our frontiers ” What a better way to begin the summertime than with the every-four-year WUJA congress? Established in Bilbao in 1956 with the aim of commemorating the 400th anniversary of Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s death – founder of the Society of Jesus and inspirer of the spirituality movement that bears his name […]

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20/11/2017 • Presentation of the new Executive Committee and Council

The day before the Cleveland Congress opened, the General Assembly of WUJA appointed the Executive Committee and Council for the period 2017-2021. Discover here the presentation of the alumni who will occupy these mandates. Executive committee Council Invitees    

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24/10/2017 • WUJA President speech at OMAEC Congress

XVth congress of OMAEC (World Organization of Former Pupils of Catholic Education) Rome 23 October 2017   Dear President, Dear Members of the General Assembly, Jesuit Alumni, delegates at the congress of OMAEC From left to right second row: Domenico Bosi (Italy), Joe Brincat (Malta), Stephen Gatt (Malta), Alain Deneef (Belgium), Father Edward Fassett sj (Secretary […]

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