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From Caracas to Rome: The Story of Arturo Sosa

sousaAn interview with the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus Rome, October 16, 2016. Two days after his election, the communications team of General Congregation 36 sat down with Father General Arturo Sosa to discuss his life and thought. The conversation introduces the new Superior General in a way that is more personal, to Jesuits and the wider Ignatian family around the world. On being elected General of the Society Like all the electors, I arrived at the congregation asking myself who would be Continue reading

Bridges – Building relationships between Christians and Muslims N. 72

bridgesMany people of good will are searching for ways of sharing the spirit of acceptance and respect for others that they have discovered within themselves. Despite the media focus on bad news stories and on the pain of violence, wars and non-acceptance of thousands of  refugees,  many  young  people  are  committing themselves to live lives of hope. The recent Youth PoWR event (cf. special Youth  PoWR  insert) Continue reading

Sisters of Notre Dame: General Chapter

sisters-notre-dame-284x300The Sisters of Notre Dame will hold their General Chapter in Coesfeld, Germany, the place of their founding, from September 28, 2016, through October 24, 2016.

They kindly request that you accompany them in prayer during this time – that they may be open to the graces of the Holy Spirit as they elect a leadership team and discern their direction forward for the next 6 years.

The theme of the General Chapter is:

Encountering the Word,Engaging the World.

Source: internationalunionsuperiorsgeneral.org

VATICAN – Fr Canavarros dos Santos, SDB, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Manaus

canvarrosToday 12 October, the Holy Father Pope Francis, appointed Fr Edmilson Tadeu Canavarros dos Santos, SDB, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Manaus, Brazil, assigning him the titular see of Feradi.

Canavarros dos Santos was born on 5 December 1967 in Corumbá in the state of Mato Grosso. He made his first religious profession on 31 January 1988 in Dourados, and his perpetual profession on 22 May 1994 in Araçatuba. He was ordained priest on 7 December 1996 in Campo Grande.

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Father Arturo Sosa SJ, 31st General of the Society of Jesus

sousaThe 36th General Congregation has elected Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, of the Jesuit Province of Venezuela as Superior General.

Father Sosa was born in Caracas, Venezuela on 12 November 1948. Until his election, Father Sosa has been Delegate for Interprovincial Houses of the Society in Rome, as well as serving on the General Council as a Counsellor. He obtained a licentiate in philosophy from l’Università Cattolica Andrés Bello in 1972. He later obtained a doctorate in Political Science from l’Università Centrale del Venezuela, in 1990. He speaks Spanish, Italian, English, and understands French. Continue reading

Father Arturo Sosa SJ, 31st General of the Society of Jesus

sousaThe 36th General Congregation has elected Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, of the Jesuit Province of Venezuela as Superior General.

Father Sosa was born in Caracas, Venezuela on 12 November 1948. Until his election, Father Sosa has been Delegate for Interprovincial Houses of the Society in Rome, as well as serving on the General Council as a Counsellor. He obtained a licentiate in philosophy from l’Università Cattolica Andrés Bello in 1972. He later obtained a doctorate in Political Science from l’Università Centrale del Venezuela, in 1990. He speaks Spanish, Italian, English, and understands French. Continue reading

Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church

being-brother-brotherhood-the-gift-we-receive-sin-cintillo-small-en_resizeAn international group of Brothers from different religious congregations has worked in order to offer some resources for reading, deeper study, prayer and sharing on the document “Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church” recently released by the Congregation of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. These resources join others that have been already offered in diverse countries. Continue reading

Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church

being-brother-brotherhood-the-gift-we-give-away-sin-cintillo-small-enAn international group of Brothers from different religious congregations has worked in order to offer some resources for reading, deeper study, prayer and sharing on the document “Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church” recently released by the Congregation of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. These resources join others that have been already offered in diverse countries. Continue reading

#UISGPlenary: Weaving Global Solidarity for Life

assemblea_uisgWe are never alone for wherever we are we form part of one big family with the same objective, that of weaving a better life for all.”

We move closerto the XX Plenary Assembly of the International Union of Superiors General which will be held in Rome May 9-13, 2016.  854 Women Religious, who are all leaders of female congregations of apostolic life, will meet to reflect on the theme “Weaving Global Solidarity for Life.”  “…..that they may have life and have it to the full(John10:10) Continue reading