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The Maltese Province of the Society of Jesus announces with joy the ordination to the priesthood of
Mark Cachia SJ
which will take place on June 29 2012.

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
15th June 2012
7.00pm Mass and celebration in the gardens of Loyola House, Naxxar

All are invited
THIS ISSUE: 5 June 2012:

The question of ecology and justice has taken a priority seat among Jesuits worldwide, and in this issue of our eNewsletter we bring you something small of what is going on in Jesuit fields and elsewhere.

The Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice holds public lecture: Ecology & Justice
taking a look at the document Healing a Broken World
[Read More]

Social Apostolate & Ecology Board set up in Maltese Jesuit Province to form and implement a unified strategy [Read More]


World Environment Day


Road to RIO

The RIO+20 Conference represents a crucial milestone in ongoing international efforts to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable development globally.

Join the discussion!


Trash talk: A Christian response to our throwaway society
A link to a feature on AMERICA Magazine - a Catholic weekly 

St Aloysius' College student Melvin Zammit places among the finalists of the Google Science Fair 2012!

Read more / watch video about his 'real' 3D images

SACFest 2012
Another mega-event at St Aloysius' College, full of fun, sports, entertainment and much more!

Many thanks to all who attended and contributed in some way to its success. Read more & view pics 

Fleeing danger, hitting walls

Panel at 'Katholikentag', Germany, addresses European misinformation on refugee issues. 

'disputes over responsibilities... lead to human rights violations, incredible suffering and loss of life.'- Joseph Cassar SJ

[Read more] 

Jesuit youth network entrusted to lay coordinator

Christine Rossi, who has been involved in the running of the Jesuit youth ministry for many years, has been appointed coordinator of this apostolate. 

A graduate in psychology and theology, Christine brings with her long experience in pastoral work and youth formation.

Each year the Paulo Freire Institute, Zejtun, organises a fundraising dinner to support the services it offers (community development, literacy and community social work)

Will you join us this year?

[Click here for more information] 

Literacy toolkit developed by Paulo Freire Institute studied for potential use by Hungarian Jesuit Province to address high illiteracy rate among 'Roma' community there.

[Read more]

The Society of Jesus 
in numbers

As of 1 January 2012, the total number of Jesuits worldwide was 17,637: 12,526 priests, 1,470 brothers, 2,896 scholastics, and 745 novices

[View latest statistics] 

Potential for closer links with Italian Province

SJ Provincial Paul Pace attends Italian Provincial's Consult, to explore possibilities for future collaboration

[Read More]


from the Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice, and from the Paulo Freire Institute

Visit by Patxi Alvarez SJ
and his message to Jesuits

PFI invited to event organised by Zejtun Local Council, and focuses on Social Reality and its Challenges

PFI: Appeal on need to work with vulnerable children particularly those with learning difficulties

PFI: Appeal for volunteers. Those interested may contact Fr Vince Magri SJ 


Fr Paul Aquilina SJ writes from India: Santal Mission calling! 

1. A life of giving:
News of Maltese sisters in the Santal missions founded by Maltese Jesuits 


2. Girls' hostel to be built for University College 

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