The Magi have sometimes been seen as symbolic of the world’s diversity coming to pay homage to the Christ-child. The Christian Churches of the Middle East suggest that it is the mission of the church to be the star that lights the way to Christ, who is the Light of the World.
The death of this courageous, ebullient ambassador of the gospel, anti-apartheid campaigner who continued to fight injustices even beyond his native South African shores, not only marked the loss of the last surviving South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate, but also leaves the world a poorer place.
This experience of storytelling allows us to identify several different but related goods in common. In the experience of sharing an entertaining story we have a group of people united in the enjoyment of something in which they delight.
Fr. Andrew Cameron Mowat SJ, a priest of the British Province of the Society of Jesus, a liturgist and parish priest of a large London parish explores how Pope Francis’ motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes, reminds us of the priority of unity in the Church.
Stan knew that he was about which he expressed just before his arrest in October, 2020: ‘I am not a silent spectator but ready to pay the price whatever it might be’. He valiantly paid the ultimate price.
‘Accompany, Serve, Advocate’. These three verbs represent the work and mission of the Jesuit Refugee Service. But where does faith come in? In this short and insightful reflection, Fr Tom Smolich SJ, JRS international Director in Rome, offers an answer to that central question The…
‘The name we give to God, The Trinity, marks the depth and height of the Christian knowledge and experience of who God is.’ In anticipation of the celebration of Trinity Sunday, 30 May, James Hanvey SJ considers how we might begin to think and speak…