eNewsletter - Sept | Oct 2013

A BIG HEART OPEN TO GOD - Access the link to the English translation of La Civiltà Cattolica's interview with Pope Francis by Antonio Spadaro SJ 
as featured in America Magazine.


"I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." --Ezechiel 36:26

'Please join [us] in a prayer for the  people who drowned in the shipwreck of the migrants' boat near Lampedusa, and for all families grieving for their loved ones. 
Yet another sorrowful reminder about the necessary humanisation of EU and international migration and asylum policies...'
via Joseph Cassar SJ (Facebook)


We extend a warm welcome to three Jesuits who have come to Malta to assist with our works.

(From left) Fr Dieudonné Kapita Mampasi SJ is working within the Pastoral Ministry at JRS, Schol Marco Piaia SJ is working with the team at the University Chaplaincy, while Schol Francis Wambua SJ is a Prefect at St Aloysius’ College.


Andrew Camilleri (left) and Robert Rizzo have arrived in Genoa to start their first two years of Novitiate. 

We wish them a wonderful and blessed experience.
Read more 


Understanding? Belief? 
A leap in the dark?
Alfred Micallef SJ writes a refreshing piece on the age-old question.

Read the full feature 

You'll notice the College visual identity has changed, 

but there's more.

Read all about the ongoing developments at St Aloysius' College Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form
as well as the fresh
vision statement


The University Chaplaincy welcomes freshers with its characteristic flair

Preparations for the big week started in August to spruce up the premises and welcome the crowds with Mass, music, hot dogs and warm hospitality
Read more



Read about the festival of ecology and faith organised by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in Bormla

Report and photos

View pilgrimage video

Related feature:

Healing the Broken Gift of Creation
by Mark Cachia SJ


Apostleship of Prayer 
undergoing re-creation process

Prayer intentions given a new orientation.

Read More



The Centre for Ignatian Spirituality has launched its new programme of retreats, formation events and seminars. 
View and download the full programme here

Indian dance and talks 
by Saju George SJ

Visiting from India, Fr Saju will be giving performances and talks on Indian dance and evangelisation.
See full programme

Centre for Ignatian Spirituality

Irtir/Seminar:  L-ewwel komunitajiet insara

Dati: Mill-Ġimgħa, 11 ta’ Ottubru sal-Ħadd, 13 ta’ Ottubru, 2013.
Imexxi: Fr. Joe Buhagiar Bianco, SJ
Post: Mount St. Joseph, Tarġa Gap, Mosta

Aktar tagħrif

Ġurnata ta’ talb u riflessjoni 

Dati: Is-Sibt, 12 ta’ Ottubru, 2013, mid-9.00a.m. sas-2.30p.m.
Imexxi: Fr. Paul Zammit, SJ 
u  Ms. Eileen Debattista
Post: Mount St. Joseph Retreat House, Tarġa Gap, Mosta.

Aktar tagħrif 

The Jesuit Refugee Service invites you to join them on the 19th October for a fundraising buffet dinner at 
ir-Razzett l-Antik, Qormi.

Read more 

Scholastic Michael Debono SJ (left) writes of his experience at the meeting for European Jesuits in Formation

Full feature 

Michael Bugeja SJ writes from Manila

Fr Michael's tertianship in the Philippines has begun: Right now it's all about the heat, workshops & snack-room duties...
Read the post 

'Citadinanza onoraria' 
awarded to volunteers

Maria Giulia, a volunteer with the Ignatian Youth Network who went up to Emilia to aid the victims of the earthquake last year, returned to Campo Santo, Bologna where, together with other volunteers, she received a 'citadinanza onoraria' for her service. 

Keep up the good work M'Giulia!


We are seeking to recruit a dynamic full-time Fundraising Manager to run 'Inservi', the Maltese Jesuit Province's fundraising office.

Responsibilities will include
and execution of strategies, 
organising fundraising projects 
and sourcing local, EU 
and other foreign funds.

Applications are to be sent in by
27th October 2013.

For more information 
and application details, 
kindly use this link

Kenya and Malawi: first graduation of university students sponsored by Jesuit Refugee Service

'In the midst of conflict and instability, education offers refugees the intellectual nourishment to rebuild their lives.' - Fr Peter Balleis S.J., 
JRS International Director. 

Read full feature 

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