We, the Jesuit School educators and our partners in mission, numbering 240 from 399 schools in the South Asian Assistancy came together for the JEA Triennial meet at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar from 6-9, October,2017, discussed and deliberated on our mission/schools in the context of GC 36.
“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together.” With this broad vision on the background the Triennial of Jesuit Schools was held from 6 to 9th October 2017 at Xavier University Bhuvaneswar. The overall theme of the Triennial meet was Our Mission and Our Schools from GC 36 perspective.
The Jesuit Council of South Asia (JCSA) invited me as the President of Federation of Jesuit Alumni/ae Associations of India (JAAI) to Chair the Inaugural Session of the four day event held at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 6th to 9th October 2017; and to share my experience and views on Collaboration and Networking in an exclusive session on the 3rd day of the Conference.
FR. JOSE MESA SJ ADDRESSED THE DYANMATHA SCHOOL SANGNEMER, PUNE.
I Am happy to be here. Thank you teachers what you do for people. Your campus is so good. You have enough of good students here with head and heart. School is not an entity of abuilding...but consist of human beings who love others.
The inscrutable and untranslatable Roman Curial expression - Tempo forte - of Father General's enlarged council, happened again in the mild warm weather of September. It has infused fresh air into us all.
Every year Teachers Day in India is celebrated on September 5th. The special day for teachers in India is dedicated to a quintessential teacher’s birthday: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a teacher, statesman, philosopher and former President.
Jesuits in South Asia could adopt this one mantra in all our ministries for the next five years: “From administration to animation”. Our mission is to animate persons, communities and social forces into the process of transformation. Then we shall rediscover ‘spiritual conversation’ among us, listening to the whispering of the Spirit. Then we shall be free from 'spiritual worldliness' that Pope Francis often speaks of.
The Constitution (Scheduled Caste) order 1950 was signed on 10th August 1950 by the then President of India which says that “No person who professes a religion other than Hinduism shall be deemed to be a member of the Scheduled Caste” which was later amended to include Sikhs (1956) and Buddhists (1990) in the Scheduled Caste net.
St. Ignatius Examen of ConsciousnessHow do we know what God wants us to do in life? That’s the question for people in discernment, isn’t it? We know that God wants all of us to be united with God, serve God, and share our gifts in service. But how? For each of us that’s different.
Following are the few suggestions for us to take up with urgency:
1. We, (minorities) need to join groups fighting communalism and actively participate in the programs like ‘Not in My Name’ against hate violence. Speak against any violence anywhere in the country, be it against Dalits, women, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, children or anybody.
A very important meeting of Religious, Civil Society, Educationists, Media personals, Thinkers, Historians and Lawyers held at Delhi. All expressed their concerns against any form of violence and hatred....any act against the Constitution of India.....and pledged to work together to keep up the idea of India....