eNewsletter 2 - 25th November 2011

Dear friends,

As our eNewsletter evolves we will be bringing you news snippets from many of the different fields of service offered by Jesuits in Malta, as well as bringing you word of Maltese Jesuits abroad. Occasionally we will also select links through which you will be able to gain small insights into the lives and works of other Jesuit Provinces too.

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A Gift For You!

While wishing you all the best for a Blessed Christmas Season, our gift to you is a link to a 'An Advent Retreat', a printable retreat booklet offered by the excellent website ignatianspirituality.com - a booklet that will guide you through the Advent and Christmas seasons by using Ignatian contemplation and prayerful reading of the daily Scriptures (the same link takes you to a page which offers you a wealth of spiritual resources for Advent). Enjoy!

From The Centre for
Ignatian Spirituality:

From Friday 9th December
till Sunday 11th December
Manresa Retreat House,
[Read More]


The Church of Scotland, the Lutheran Church and the Catholic Church leaders in Malta will gather for the celebration on 6th December at 12.30pm in the University of Malta Quad (weather-permitting). [Read More]

New book 'Faith in Pluralistic Malta' published by University Chaplaincy

'Thought-provoking and a challenge to every member of the Church in Malta' [Read more]

Now available for purchase from the University Chaplaincy Office.

Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice appointed National Focal Point for FRANET

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has submitted its first report covering nine areas of fundamental human rights in Malta to FRANET (The Fundamental Rights Agency Research Network). Read more about the Centre's role in the efforts to improve the Fundamental Rights of all people living in the EU.

St Aloysius College Sixth Form Student to produce series of short films 'with a message'

Congratulations are due for first-year Sixth Form student Stephan Zammit who earned a prize in IKAN Corp's international short film competition. As his undertaking for the Social Responsibility Programme promoted by our Sixth Form, Stephan will produce a series short films with a message. [View Stephan's winning entry]

New Strategic Plan for European Jesuit Provinces

The evangelisation of an increasingly secular culture and dialogue between religions are the twoprinciple frontiers highlighted in the newly approved strategic plan for European Jesuit Provinces. [Read more] 

Maltese Jesuits Overseas

- ROME -

Fr Eddie Merciace SJ steps into his new role as Spiritual Director at the Pontificio Collegio Pio Latino Americano in Rome!

[Read more]


AUSTRALIA: Australian Jesuit poet and scholar Father Peter Steele has spoken about his life's journey and his battle with cancer in a poignant interview on ABC Radio National's Encounter Program.  [Read more] and hear or read the full interview here.

SPAIN: The Spanish Episcopal Conference has conferred the Bravo 2011! Award, in the category of the new technology, to rezandovoy.org , a website that was devised by the Jesuits of Valladolid with the collaboration of a group of lay people.  It offers prayer through the Internet. [Read more]

VENEZUELA: The Indigenous’ University, founded in the early nineties by Jesuit Brother José Maria Korta, is located in the heart of the Amazon jungle, and is the only university in the country geared to help young Indians defend their culture and ancient traditions. [Read more]


This month we remember
St Joseph Pignatelli SJ
1737 - 1811 

[Read excerpt from Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolás's appreciation of the saint]

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