New Delhi: Father George Pattery heads more than 4,000 Jesuits, who work in South Asia, the largest segment in the Society of Jesus. He was among 46 Jesuit delegates from the region who attended the congregation’s 36th General Congregation (GC) that elected their superior general.
TEMPO FORTE is a term that is very much associated with the proceedings in the Society of Jesus. It means 'Strong Time'. The POSA and the full time Secretaries have a two day sharing and discernment on the Assistancy works. A lot od sharings, reflections, discernment and future planning is done. This brings a oneness and a corporal sense among all the different ministries in the South Asian Conference.
There is a well-established tradition that on the occasion of a Jesuit General Congregation, the Holy Father meets with the delegates. Since most of the time this happens as an audience in the rooms of the Vatican, there is not a precedent for the pope himself choosing to meet the Jesuits as they are gathered in the General Congregation in the curia of the Society.
As leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi´s influence on world peace is immeasurable. Below are 100 select quotes by this remarkable man. Inspirational.
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."
Dear friends and colleagues, This year we're celebrating the Feast of St. Francis Xavier on the 3rd of December in a special way! As you know, Francis Xavier was the first Jesuit missionary whom Ignatius of Loyola sent to Asia. His zeal for his mission was extraordinary, leading him to bring the Gospel to the people of India, Malacca, the Moluccas, and Japan.