John K. Guiney SJ as a new director at JCFJ

John K. Guiney SJ as a new director at JCFJ
The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) has a new director: John K. Guiney SJ, who will also continue to be director of the Jesuit Mission Office. For the past fifteen months, the duties of the JCFJ job were performed admirably by Eoin Carroll, who was Acting Director and has now returned to his previous post as Advocacy and Social Policy Research Officer. Another recent change in the configuration at JCFJ is that Brian Lennon, who was chair of the Centre’s Board for the past eight years, is stepping down. Mike Drennan SJ will take his place. At a recent event, the JCFJ Board thanked Eoin and Brian for their hard work, wishing them well in their respective roles. Both were presented with tokens of appreciation (see photo).

John K. Guiney SJ as a new director at JCFJ

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) has a new director: John K. Guiney SJ, who will also continue to be director of the Jesuit Mission Office.

Matteo Ricci Education Pack

Matteo Ricci Education Pack

 

This year we observe the 400th anniversary of the death of Matteo Ricci SJ, the extraordinary Jesuit missionary to China who died on May 11, 1610.  His inspiration to many, over the past 400 years, as a missionary was due to his personal qualities, his complete adaptation to Chinese customs and to his authoritative knowledge of the sciences.  Not only was Matteo Ricci willing to go to China to preach the Gospel of Christ, but he was willing to be transformed by the people he befriended there.  Ricci learnt Chinese, assumed the status and dress of a mandarin, studied their thinkers, and wrote books which greatly impressed the literati, who called him ‘the wise man from the west’.  As a Jesuit missionary, Ricci began an unequalled synthesis of Christianity and Chinese culture.  Probably no European name of past centuries is so well known in China as that of Li-ma-teu (Matteo Ricci).
The education pack available here brings alive the memory of Matteo Ricci for a new generation with special reference to his journeys, his missionary activity and his immersion into Chinese life and culture.

This year we observe the 400th anniversary of the death of Matteo Ricci SJ, the extraordinary Jesuit missionary to China who died on May 11, 1610.

A Letter on the English Speaking Tertianship in Africa

A Letter on the English-speaking Tertianship in Africa from Richard Baumann SJ

Dear Friends of the Province and Society,

I’m writing to you from my new home and mission in Cape Coast, Ghana.

New Member Of The Team

New Projects Officer in East Africa

The Jesuit Mission Office has despatched Sligo-born Shane Burke to work as projects officer in the Province of East Africa, which spans five countries.

JRS Rwanda

Rwanda: Nothing Disappeared

In JRS school in Rwanda Gerry Clarke SJ awaits the arrival next month of over 3600 children, and the classrooms to accommodate them have been destroyed by rain.

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