11/05/2020 • Matteo Ricci – The Apostle of Inculturation

Today, May 11, we commemorate the death of Matteo Ricci, which occurred 410 years ago. If the efforts of Pope Francis – who had revealed that he was working on his beatification – are successful, then that date would be chosen as his feast day. In Brussels, Belgium, a new Jesuit establishment opened last year […]

Read more

27/04/2020 • Fauci, Cuomo, Trump: three Jesuit Alumni, three different ways of dealing with the coronavirus crisis in the land of Uncle Sam

The United States is now the world’s most affected country by Covid-19 (at the time of writing these lines, there have been nearly 890,000 infections, more than 50,000 deaths and more than 85,000 recoveries). This inexorably focuses the eyes from all over the world to the way this unprecedented crisis is handled as well as […]

Read more

15/04/2020 • The World Union pays tribute to Father Henri Madelin, Sj.

Having learned of the news of the death of Fr. Henri Madelin, sj. from coronavirus on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the age of 83, WUJA offers its most sincere condolences to the Centre Sèvres, of which he was president from 1985 to 1991; to the magazine Etudes, of which he was editor-in-chief from 1995 […]

Read more

13/04/2020 • Easter Message

Dear Alumna, dear Alumnus, Easter is for Christians a time of both introspection and joy, introspection in the face of the suffering present in our world and joy in the hope of the resurrection. This year, Easter takes on a special colour for Christians, but also for those who surround and frequent them. Not so […]

Read more

09/04/2020 • Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib “soon” to be called Cyrus Habib, sj

The story of a man who drops out politics to enter the Jesuits After 8 years in politics, Cyrus Habib, Lieutenant Governor of Washington State, announce that he is not seeking reelection in order to join the Jesuit religious order. The “highest-ranking Iranian-American elected official”, having lost his eyesight at age 8 to a rare […]

Read more

08/04/2020 • Seven tips for communicating well from St. Ignatius

At a time when the epidemiological crisis we are going through obliges us to rethink our daily lives and forces us to adapt our communication, which can no longer be as warmly human as it once was, perhaps this is also an opportunity to reread Saint Ignatius and his precious advice, especially in terms of […]

Read more

07/04/2020 • The World Union of Jesuit Alumni pays tribute to Fr. Alex Bassili sj

Having learned the news of the death of Father Alexandre Bassili SJ, from the coronavirus, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the age of 75, WUJA offers its most sincere condolences to the Collège Notre-Dame of Jamhour from whose ranks he came (class of 1964), for which he served from 1980 to 2009 as spiritual […]

Read more

05/02/2020 • Pedro Arrupe, 29 years later, still in our memories

Father Pedro Arrupe passed away on February 5, 1991. This day is always an occasion for us to say a few words about this man of unfailing wisdom and confidence. As Pope Francis made a historic visit to Japan last year, he did not fail to pay homage to the 28th Superior of the Society […]

Read more

17/01/2020 • “Maior Dei Vis Vobiscum!”

Or when the famous Jesuit motto: “Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam” (for a greater glory of God), often diminished in AMDG, is reviewed under the Star Wars slant. Indeed, the most cinema lovers among us do not ignore the fresh output of the 9th intergalactic saga opus (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), that fell in […]

Read more

25/12/2019 • Merry Christmas!

Dear Alumna, dear Alumnus,   Christmas is for us Christians, but also for other people, an occasion of great rejoicing and deep hope. We have a joyful heart to see the child in the manger in Bethlehem. And for us adults, we recall memories of our own childhood, when we watched in wonder the figures […]

Read more