I’m sure you know that we, the Jesuits, have a fourth vow. Beyond the three classic religious vows – poverty, chastity, and obedience – the Society of Jesus has this unique characteristic of a fourth vow of obedience to the
The emergence of apostolic network structures in response to the new inter-sectoral or supra-provincial complexities of the Society’s mission is accompanied by the difficulty of integrating with our typical structures and the need to rethink our forms of government and
Do Jesuits and their collaborators have something to say and do about ecology? Apparently they do. In fact, in 2008, General Congregation 35 (GC 35), the most important deliberative body of the Society of Jesus, invited Jesuits and all works
This story is about a boy in the 1970s who attended a Jesuit high school in Manhattan. I took the train to Regis high school every day, and then also attended university. Like many in my class, I was the
Frequently we say that one of the characteristics of modernity is pluralism. We have ceased to be a homogeneous world, and perhaps ceased to think of it as homogeneous. Today we talk about an interculturality shaping our societies. With this
Today, most managers or leaders know this: an organization or a company is a complex thing. Having a nicely engineered blue print of how things should go is simply not enough. Intervention on an organizational level is tricky business. And
In 2008, in Manaus, Brazil, the network of Jesuit Social Centers in Latin America was finally launched after many years of discerning the need of such structure and level of coordination. The network was launched with the aim of promoting dialogue,
So, may Fr General and the Jesuits forgive us if we now start making a bit of noise in order to better catalyze the network into action.
I am going to continue with a silly comparison: there are about 800,000 Android apps.
Since the time of St. Ignatius, education has always been at the heart of the Jesuit Mission. As Patxi Álvarez SJ highlights in the introduction to the recent edition of Promotio Iustitiae on “Education at the Margins”, the formation that Jesuit
Jesuit Networking looks not only to the future, but also to the present. If you follow our blog you might have noticed that many good ideas and practices in Jesuit Networking come from the Social Apostolate. The social and educational works can really take advantage