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Fr Adolfo Nicolas, Intercede for us

Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, The 30th Superior General of the Society of Jesus passed away yesterday. The Jesuits of Chennai Province (CEN) would always cherish his passion for Christ, thrust on the Universal Mission, appreciation for cultures and his Enchanting smile :) Please pray for the repose of his soul and join us in thanking God for the gift of Fr Nicolás. Visit Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_2x14kcV4k&feature=youtu.be Wesite: http://nicolas.jesuitgeneral.org/...


Online Counselling to the Quarantined (In collaboration with the Civil Authorities)

Loyola College, Chennai: Tele-counselling for the quarantined people in Collaboration with Chennai corporation authorities. Online Counselling Services are provided by the Volunteers of the Social Work Department and Counselling Department of Loyola College people in Collaboration with Chennai corporation authorities for home quarantined people in Chennai city. Volunteers have made more than 23,000 calls so far offering support to air passengers and people under high risk categories. Th...


CHENNAI: Solidarity with COVID-19 affected and infected [Jesuit Migrant Service (JMS) and Loyola Institutions (Chennai)]

2000 Migrant, 159 Gypsy and 635 Domestic Women Workers with dry food materials and sanitizers Jesuit Migrant Service (JMS) to 2000 migrant and 159 Gypsy families, Department of Service Learning to 635 Domestic Women Workers with dry food materials and sanitizers. Jesuit Migrants Service (JMS) is working with the migrants from North and the South of India since last five years. They have identified 2000 migrant families, the standard migrant workers in and around Chennai and 159 Gypsy...


Enhancing Livelihood Options to the COVID-19 affected people (Disaster Management Committee of Jesuit Chennai Province – DMC)

Province Disaster Management Committee (DMC) takes efforts to enhance the livelihood options to the COVID-19 affected people A Disaster Management Committee (DMC) is formed at the Jesuit Chennai Province (CEN) level to work for Enhancing Livelihood Options to the COVID-19 affected people of Tamil Nadu who belong to the marginalized and disadvantaged sections of the society. This is in collaboration with funding agencies and well wishers of Jesuit institutions. The beneficiaries of th...


Solidarity and consolation – The Society of Jesus within the COVID-19 context

Here in the Jesuit Curia in Rome, life has taken up a new rhythm with the advent of COVID-19. Less travel, more desk work. Less meetings face to face; more use of virtual media. Work goes on and the governance of the Society is going forward. Father General is at his desk daily and, as well as his normal schedule, he has been receiving the accounts of conscience of those in the Curia community. Governments are learning how to deal with this situation from the experiences of China, Korea and Ita...


COVID-19: Discerning a path to God

What part of the path to God is the COVID-19 epidemic showing us? The current experience of COVID -19 is showing us many things about ourselves and our world. In particular, I want to focus on how it is lighting up various aspects of our path to God and how, even in difficult times, there is consolation to be found. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-mMevVuK8I[/embedyt] First of all, it is showing us that we are one humanity. Every human being, every people, each culture that contrib...


PROVINCE PILGRIMAGE TO PERIANAYAGI MADHA SHRINE, KONANKUPPAM

PROVINCE PILGRIMAGE TO PERIANAYAGI MADHA SHRINE, KONANKUPPAM   The pilgrimage to Konankuppam Shrine was the very first proposal that the Provincial of Chennai Province came up with in the first Superiors’ Meeting held after his installation. It was unanimously accepted, and the Provincial asked Fr Selvaraj Arulnathan, the Superior of Loyola College, Vettavalam, to be the Convener and to organize the entire program on Feb 15, 2020. Periyanayagi Madha Shrine has a great legacy, as ...


The creation of an additional Jesuit province, news in Jesuit Curia website

A rare event: the creation of an additional Jesuit Province: the Chennai Province With a total membership of 501 Jesuits (329 Priests, 135 Scholastics and 37 Brothers) Madurai (MDU) is the fourth biggest Province in the whole Society of Jesus; while the other three are big because of the merger of existing Provinces. Madurai, which is coterminous with the State of Tamil Nadu, India, is by itself rich in manpower and its apostolic works are numerous and varied. In his video address to Madur...


Jesuit Madurai Province Assembly

Jesuit Madurai Province Assembly 28th & 29th December 2019 Venue: Bertram Hall, Loyola College, Chennai. Theme : Rooted in Mission, Rejoice and Shine! View Invitation...


Fr.Arturo Sosa SJ

Jesuit Schools: A Living Tradition

TO THE WHOLE SOCIETY Dear Friends in the Lord, On December 8, 1986, during the celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the first Ratio Studiorum, Fr. General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach wrote to all Major Superiors to announce the publication of the document Characteristics of Jesuit Education as a continuation of the educational tradition that the Society of Jesus began with the Ratio. Characteristics was not intended to be a new Ratio Studiorum. Rather, according to Fr. Kolvenbach’s words, it ai...


Fifty years of the Secretariat for Social Justice and Integral Ecology (SJES)

To follow Jesus accompanying the People on the road toward a reconciled world Dear participants in this World Congress of the Social Apostolate of the Society of Jesus. Thank you for being here; thank you for your commitment to the service of the faith that struggles for the justice of the gospel, in dialogue and collaboration with many persons of different religions and cultures who contribute to reconciliation and peace. In November 2018 I invited you to meet here in Rome during these da...