The Tenth European Congress of Jesuit Alumni was coming to an end. On the afternoon of August 1, 1973, the closing session was solemnly convened. Then Fr. Arrupe, with his usual energy and enthusiasm and perhaps even more, gave the following conference. Limitations of time did not permit him to read the whole text, but the Acts of the Congress later published it as written. A conference that would change the Society of Jesus.
As examples of vulnerable situations for women go, there is surely none more precarious than that of the journey of migrant women attempting to cross borders. The author of this booklet examines in depth the sexual violence that these women suffer on their migratory path.
This plan for the Ignatian Exercises is based on the proposal made by Saint Ignatius in Annotation 19, where he speaks of persons whose required activities make it impossible for them to withdraw in solitude for an extended time. The exercises in ordinary life are thus proposed as an adaptation that can help many persons have a profound experience of God at the very heart of their daily activities.Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this Guides.
New booklet published by Alfons Calderón and Luis Sols
More than half a century after its birth and despite its undoubted success, the European project appears to have run aground. The particular interests of the various countries once again are taking priority over the general interests of the community, and many citizens are showing themselves indifferent, if not hostile, to the European project. The collapse began earlier on, but it culminated with the extreme economic crisis we are now suffering. Is this the end of the road?
This booklet aims to present in a simple, practical way some of the most basic features of the way of life that Ignatian spirituality proposes. In this essay the author, while remaining faithful to the basic intuitions of Saint Ignatius Loyola, exercises some freedom with regard to his formulations. As much as possible, he tries to stay close to the daily life of those of us who are caught up in this busy world but who still seek with desire and humility “to love and serve in all we do.”Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this Guides.
New booklet published by José Ignacio González Faus
Gaudium et Spes is surely the most novel document produced by the Second Vatican Council. In this booklet the author offers a reading which delineates three spheres where the Church can offer her good news to a wounded world: justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.
At a political and cultural moment like ours, with its all-pervasive mediocrity, the figure of Tolstoy, at once revolutionary and spiritual, may serve as a stimulus for a generation of citizens who are perplexed, indignant, and rebellious. The present booklet captures the genius of this great moral teacher, the likes of whom are only too rare in our present day.Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this and all other booklets we publish.If you wish to receive them in paper remember you can sign up.
We live our lives at such a rapid pace that events of fifty years ago can easily be buried in forgetfulness if we don’t make an effort keep their memory alive. This booklet, more than just a chronicle of the past, seeks to reflect on the present and future significance of a Council that aimed to change the Church.Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this and all other booklets we publish.If you wish to receive them in paper remember you can sign up. If you have the possibility you can also help us with a contribution.
Corporations, soldiers, politicians, NGOs …. and in the center, the suffering masses. These are the main actors in a drama that has been people’s daily experience in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for decades now, but the situation has grown worse due to the high demand for certain minerals that are especially plentiful in the African subsoil.
An International Immersion Course on Ignatian Spirituality
The team of the Cave of Saint Ignatius is especially interested in all that is related to the “inner self”, from the point of view of the “power” that radiates from the school of thought of the Exercises and from Saint Ignatius who encouraged to adjust to and become incarnate in every specific historical moment.
Traditionally the gospel message has been commonly seen as a utopian ideal that appeals to all. However, we need only reflect on the tragic fate of Jesus and that of the Christian martyrs of all ages to conclude unequivocally that the horizon of God’s kingdom is basically dystopian.“The evangelical utopias/dystopias are located beyond the moral sphere. They do not seek to reward the virtuous poor and punish the covetous rich.
In this Booklet the author sets himself a daunting objective: to delve into the diverse spiritual experiences—or “mysticisms”—that are at the base of the different world religions, with a view to allowing the various experiences to complement and cross-fertilize one another. It is only by entering into the heart of the mystical experiences that the way can be opened up for dialogue among them.Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this and all other booklets we publish.If you wish to receive them in paper remember you can sign up.
No one doubts that the winds of change are blowing, and we are only beginning to perceive their power and their vastness. In this context the Church is faced with a dilemma: should she draw back defensively or should she respond to the voice of the Spirit of God as revealed in a multitude of signs? The author explores some of those signs and urges the Church toward a profound renewal so that she becomes herself a sign of hope for our world.Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this and all other booklets we publish.If you wish to receive them in paper remember you c
The ethics of care has often been ignored by traditional ethics, which has relegated it to the private or domestic sphere or has assigned it exclusively to women. In a world wounded by poverty and inequality it becomes necessary to recover a Christian vision of justice that spells out the meaning of caring for others and for the Earth and that impels us toward social transformation. That is precisely what theologian Lucía Ramón does in this booklet.Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this and all other booklets we publish.If you wish to receive them in paper reme
Believers or non-believers, we all should make an effort to oil the joints of our common existence, if we want to avoid sliding down a slope that could end in an unprecedented catastrophe. This booklet describes the privileged place that the encounter with God has in our relations with others, since contemplation is at the heart of interhuman relations and so is one of the chief characteristics of Christianity.Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this and all other booklets we publish.If you wish to receive them in paper remember you can sign up.
In these pages, the author seeks to liberate the utopian potential of the gospel stories from the interpretative restraint of confessional reading. Concretely, he studies the parable of the Good Samaritan because, in addition to its being known to everyone, it has condensed within itself the essential ethical teaching and pedagogy of the Christian message.Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this and all other booklets we publish.If you wish to receive them in paper remember you can sign up.
The present reflections seek to describe some of the crossroads before us and also to highlight the signs of hope that we have seen in recent months. Those hopeful signs merge in a powerful idea which keeps spreading: it is necessary for us to seek forms of social, political, and economic organization that are more democratic, more participative, more just, and more environmentally sustainable.You can download the end of year reflection here
You can access now to the latest booklet published "Agro-industry under suspicion". This booklet is wake-up call about the situation in which more than half the world’s population is now living. Entering this link you will have the possibility to download this and all other booklets we publish.If you wish to receive them in paper remember you can sign up. If you have the possibility you can also help us with a contribution.
After a year and a half of work we release a new website. With a new design and improved usability we wanted to build the foundations of our new digital platform.You can check all our books in different formats (pdf, digital, audio,...) and you can access more information on authors and the people of the team.These days we are still testing.
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Last 28 of May, Cristianisme i Justícia had a meeting of the team's center, as usual at the end of the course. As always, the meeting served to review the work done during the course and share concerns and proposals for the future. This course has been marked by reflection around the economic crisis and all that this situation is generating.