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Jesuits Africa Social Centres Network (JASCNET)

ENHANCING GOOD COMMUNICATION PRACTICES WITHIN OUR SOCIAL CENTRES

Communicators from the Jesuit Social Apostolate sector in Africa and Madagascar gathered in Nairobi from the 14th to the 18th of February 2016 to attend a workshop on communications.

Publication

Messingues book coverMessingué, Jean, La joie de l'amour. Exhortation apostolique post-Synodale Amoris Laetitia du Saint-Père François sur l'amour dans la famille. Guide de lecture, Abidjan, Presses de l'ITCJ, 2016, 252 pp.

Récollection des Consacrés du Diocèse de Cyangugu

Cette récollection a eu lieu samedi le 18 mars 2017 ici au noviciat, et c'est notre Père-Maître, le Père Tite MUTEMANGANDO qui l'a prêchée. Elle avait pour thème et but l'interpellation suivante : Que le péché ne règne plus dans votre corps. A l'appui du livre La Vie dans la Seigneurie du Christ du Père Raniero Cantalamessa, le prédicateur nous a partagé cinq démarches à suivre pour sortir de l'obscurité du péché : La reconnaissance du péché, se repentir du péché, rompre définitivement avec le péché, détruire le corps du péché, la souffrance et la louange.

Reflexions: Eglise Et Societe

Dialogue entre acteurs politiques de la RDC : une tâche titanesque pour les Evêques 

Plus d'un pensaient que le deu- xième dialogue entre les acteurs politiques de la République Démocratique du Congo aurait pris fin en décembre 2016 ou au plus tard janvier 2017. Après avoir signé l'accord dit du 31 décembre 2016, les acteurs politiques ne sont pas parvenus à trouver un compromis sur les arrangements particuliers. Mais cet échec n'est pas à mettre sur le compte des Evêques dont le rôle a consisté à créer un espace de dialogue. Les prélats qui ont abattu un travail de titan ont fait l'essentiel : un accord politique permettant au pays d'aller aux élections.

Roman Dispatches

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Today, Monday, 17 October 2016, electors and delegates returned to the Aula for the first time since the momentous events of the previous week capped by the election of Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ. It all seemed rather distant yet quaintly familiar.

Social Apostolate: Loyola Meeting

Social Apostolate Loyola Meet GroupPrimary global networks of the Social Apostolate of the Society of Jesus will meet in Loyola seeking new ways to organize and fight for social and ecological justice. The Society of Jesus seeks the best way to respond to the injustice of a world that has shattered all records on the number of people fleeing war, poverty, environmental damage, and the absence of opportunities.  

Superior General to submit resignation at 2016 General Congregation

adolfo nicolasFather Adolfo Nicolás SJ, who has been Superior General of the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus) since 2008, has announced his intention to resign. Having recently reached the age of 78, Fr Nicolás says he has received the approval of his advisers (Assistants) and has informed Pope Francis that he intends to convoke a General Congregation for the latter part of 2016. That will be occasion when his resignation will be formally submitted and his successor will be elected.

The Commissio Mixta

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The Commissio Mixta of JESAM and CEP met in Madagascar on 13th April. This commission is a collaborative working group of African and European Provincials who look for ways in which the Conferences of European Provincials and of African Provincials can cooperate. There has been a long and fruitful connection between African and European Jesuits for centuries. But times have changed significantly in the Churches of Africa and Europe.

To Set a General Free

To Set a General Free …

29458531614 15412a4422The adjective ‘solemn’ finds itself attached to so many events, usually inappropriately, but occasionally a moment arises when only that word applies.  This morning definitely presented one such situation, the acceptance of the resignation of Father Adolfo Nicolás, our Superior General.  For me, the moment eclipsed even the moving and beautiful opening liturgy last evening, led by Fr. Bruno Cadoré, the Master General of the Dominicans.

Urgent News From South Africa

South africa 1Graham Pugin, SJ Shot by police outside Trinity

Statement from an onlooker:

I just saw the priest at Holy Trinity stand rock still in the driveway to the church while a casspir (riot tank) drove at him at full speed. He was protecting students seeking sanctuary inside.