Strategic Planning Workshop

The Irish Jesuit Mission Office held a four-day Workshop from March 7th – 12th to re-envision its apostolic mandate and to discern its future direction in light of the current realities of diminishing numbers of Irish Jesuit missionaries and the growth of the Society in Africa and Asia.

Remembering Ricci and the Church in China

‘Ricci Remembered - The Church in China Today’ is the title of a conference taking place on Saturday 8 May in Dublin, to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of  Matteo Ricci in Beijing, in 1610. Ricci was a Jesuit scientist and missionary to China and a pioneer for the Church reaching out to other cultures.


Beyond the Boundaries


Today we celebrate St Patrick's Day, and with it our ties as Australians and Catholics to Ireland. St Patrick, of course, is one of many saints whose memory is honoured in the Australian Church. Other saints that we honour include the many Italian regional saints, the Vietnamese martyrs, and of course Mary MacKillop.

Award of Honorary Degree

Fr. Cecil McGarry SJ awarded a posthumous Honorary Degree.

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, in his capacity as Jesuit Provincial of Eastern Africa, Fr. Orobator received from the hands of the university's Chancellor the diploma attesting the Doctoris Honoris Causa granted posthumously to Fr. Cecil Mc Garry, in recognition of all of his many services given to AMECEA, the Catholic Church in Kenya and the university, since its very beginning in 1984.

Who was Matteo Ricci?

Matteo Ricci was an Italian Jesuit priest, born in 1552. He was one of the founding members of the Jesuit Mission to China in 1582.  He is described by Pope Benedict as a Jesuit who was “gifted with profound faith and extraordinary cultural and academic genius".

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