08/06/2020 • The Jesuit school that serves a predominantly Muslim community in Brussels

Melissa Vida, a young freelance journalist who regularly writes for the Jesuit news site “America Magazine”, is talking to people across the Atlantic about the new Belgian school that the Jesuits founded last year in a district of the capital city of Belgium, Brussels, considered by some to be “difficult”. In Cureghem/Kuregem, the poorest district […]

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25/05/2020 • Pentecost prayer vigil on Saturday, May 30

Dear alumnus, dear alumna COVID-19 has affected the entire human community. What better response than to pray together, “Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth!” We therefore encourage you to join a half-hour online Pentecost prayer vigil on Saturday, May 30. It will bring together the Ignatian family and our Jesuit and […]

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24/05/2020 • The World Union pays tribute to Father Adolfo Nicolás, sj

It is with great sadness and deep emotion that WUJA learns and shares with you the news of the death of Father Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, on Wednesday 20 May, at the age of 84. The former Superior General of the Society of Jesus was very close to the youth, as a teacher of young novices […]

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19/05/2020 • In times of crisis, Jesuit Alumni worldwide engage into digital conversations

Dear Alumnus/a In these uncertain and unprecedented times, no one should feel alone. At the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA), we think that this crisis creates the opportunity for Jesuit Alumni to connect and unite on a global scale. WUJA launches the Jesuit Alumni Conversations, live on our Facebook group. Our first Conversation will […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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