eNewsletter Mar|April 2014

Remember Syria

Dutch Jesuit Fr Frans van der Lugt was killed outside the Jesuit residence in Homs on Monday among the people he chose to serve till the end.
Fr Frans refused evacuation from the besieged area as long as there were still people for him to accompany.

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Fr Nicholas Cachia will be delivering Lenten Reflections in Maltese
at the University Chapel until
10th April at 1.00pm.

Fr John Dardis SJ
will be delivering 
Lenten Reflections in English
at the University Chapel
between 14th-16th April
at 8.00pm.

'Conscientious media are called to be Good Samaritans to today's suffering humanity'

Vatican spokesperson Federico Lombardi SJ visits Malta with a message and a mission
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Fr Patrick Magro SJ to be new Provincial for Maltese Jesuit Province 
as from 31st July 2014
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We would like to invite you
to join the Jesuits worldwide 
in commemorating
the restoration of the Society of Jesus
which took place in 1814.

A Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated on May 1st
A Conference and book launch to mark the event will be held on May 2nd

All are invited.

You may view more details and the full programme of events here.

At the first ever Voices of Faith storytelling event held in the Vatican, on the 8th of March 2014, 10 remarkable women shared their personal stories demonstrating how their unwavering Christian faith has positively impacted their life, greater society and the world.

Katrine Camilleri, director of JRS Malta, was among those who shared their testimony. View video.

Are we willing to listen?

On February 25, detainees held at Lyster Barracks in Malta staged a protest during a visit by members of the House Social Affairs Committee.

Much has been said about the event since.

Here we bring you the feature written by Dr Katrine Camilleri, director of JRS Malta, for the Times of Malta

View the free Ignatian Spirituality book for young people in Maltese, Qorq il-Pellegrin, compiled by René Micallef SJ.

The 321-page book is packed with reflections, prayers and explanations on all things Ignatian, and is available for free
on Google Books
in pdf format. 

View Qorq il-Pellegrin here 
If you are looking for an Easter gift, how about a beautifully written collection of reflections on the beauty of our faith?

'Sibt 'l Alla fid-Deżert' was written by our much loved, late companion Fr Harry Formosa SJ.

Copies of the book may be purchased at just €6 from Mount St Joseph Retreat House in Mosta, or from the Jesuit Provincial Office in Naxxar. Further enquiries may be directed to media@jesuit.org.mt or call 9945 3331. 

Join us in prayer

April's intentions with the Apostleship of Prayer:

to pray that that governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources. 

Join us, and thousands of people all over the world, in prayer on the Pope's Universal monthly intentions, using this short guided reflection.

New Jesuit Saint:
Joseph de Anchieta SJ

April saw the canonisation of another Jesuit.
Read about his life here 

The University Chaplaincy team has been busy baking, together with a terrific band of volunteers...
Buy your Easter figolli there and support JRS Malta and the poor among whom our young volunteers will be working this summer! 
Call 2340 2341 to order. 

Upcoming events brought to you by the Centre for Ignatian Spirituality

A retreat on community discernment
by Ray Pace SJ
9-11th May
Mt St Joseph, Mosta

A retreat for families with their children
by Godwin Preca SJ
9-11th May
Manresa Retreat House, Gozo

Contact us for bookings 

Ever thought of walking the Camino de Santiago?

Join us this summer on a reflective journey of inner discovery along the famous pilgrims' road.

For more information, kindly contact the University Chaplaincy
on 2340 2341 

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