May 23, 2024

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Letter from St. Francis Xavier to Francisco Mansilhas SJ

“May God our Lord grant us in time the gift to perceive His holy will. He wishes that we should always be ready to fulfil it whenever he manifests it to us and lets us feel it within our souls. To fare well in this life, we must be pilgrims ready to go wherever we… Continue reading Letter from St. Francis Xavier to Francisco Mansilhas SJ

Letter from St. Francis Xavier to the King John III of Portugal

Letter from St. Francis Xavier to the King John III of Portugal, from Malacca in Malaysia, 23rd June 1549 “May our Lord increase the days of your life for many years, and may he grant you to feel in this present life his most holy will and the spiritual strength to fulfil it, so that… Continue reading Letter from St. Francis Xavier to the King John III of Portugal

The Castle & Sanctuary of St. Francis Xavier – Origin of a great Jesuit missionary

The Sanctuary and Castle of Javier is located in a small town in Navarra called Javier, about 52 km. from Pamplona. It is a place where the man of today, yesterday and tomorrow may receive the good news of salvation which helps him follow the right path of Life. Each year, the Sanctuary and Castle… Continue reading The Castle & Sanctuary of St. Francis Xavier – Origin of a great Jesuit missionary

The Ignatian Spirituality Center in the Town of Javier

The Ignatian Spirituality Center of Javier is a center of service and inspiration with the purpose to help deepen the Christian life and experience. Jesuits believe this along with the Ignatian spirituality is an excellent way to live life in an integrated, harmonious and constructive manner. Jesuits are convinced that the Ignatian spirituality is a… Continue reading The Ignatian Spirituality Center in the Town of Javier

The founders of Society of Jesus

The founders of Society of Jesus Ignatius of Loyola Azpeitia – Spain Born:  October 23, 1491 Died: July 31, 1556 (aged 65) Francisco Xavier Navarra – Spain Born: April 7, 1506 Died: December 3, 1552 (aged 46) Alfonso Salmeron Toledo – Spain Born: September 8, 1515 Died: February 13, 1585 (aged 70) Diego Laynez Almazan – Spain… Continue reading The founders of Society of Jesus

How the Society of Jesus came into existence

How the Society of Jesus came into existence On August 15th 1534, Ignatius of Loyola (Azpeitia – Spain), Francisco Xavier (Navarra – Spain), Alfonso Salmeron (Toledo – Spain), Diego Laynez (Almazan – Spain), Nicolas Bobadilla (Palencia – Spain), Peter Faber (Savoy (Saint Jean de Sixt) – France), and Simão Rodrigues (Vouzela – Portugal), met in… Continue reading How the Society of Jesus came into existence

What is the Society of Jesus?

The Society of Jesus is a male religious congregation of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. Jesuits work in education, intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, and promote social justice and ecumenical dialogue.… Continue reading What is the Society of Jesus?

Jesuits in Sri Lanka

According to Fr S G Perera, a well-known Jesuit Historian in the Church of Sri Lanka, the first arrival of the Jesuits in the country, then known as Ceylon, goes back to the time of St Francis Xavier. First as a part of the Indian Province, in Mannar in 1561, which lasted until 1608, and… Continue reading Jesuits in Sri Lanka