Pope Francis: Untying the Knots is an engaging and thoughtful read throughout. Paul Vallely turns out to be a good ‘untier’ of the knots – or at least what seem, at a rushed first glance, to be knots.
Michael Holman describes his visit to a chapel just outside Rome that Ignatius himself visited in 1537. The founder of the Society of Jesus had an experience there that informed his whole mission.
Pierre Favre was one of Ignatius's initial companions and the first of that group to be ordained a priest. Edel McClean introduced this early Jesuit who was admired by all who knew him but plagued by self-doubt.
Why has Pope Francis chosen to adopt the model of leadership that is already beginning to characterise his papacy? James Hanvey SJ identifies three particular aspects of the Franciscan and Ignatian traditions that seem to be informing the new Pope’s vision of mission.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s time as Archbishop of Buenos Aires gives us many clues about his vision for the Church. John Moffatt SJ encourages us to recognise the theology in Pope Francis’ actions.
A stroke of good fortune allowed Richard Leonard SJ to be in Rome for the election of Pope Francis.
In a contribution to a series from the Jesuit Institute South Africa, Chris Chatteris SJ offered some thoughts on Fr Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s time as Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in Argentina.
Nicholas King SJ reacted with surprise and welcome to the unprecedented election of a Jesuit pope.
How can a spirituality that was developed in the sixteenth century help young people today to ‘develop a vocabulary of faith’? Tim Muldoon describes the distinctive appeal of the spiritual teachings of St Ignatius Loyola, and suggests that Ignatian spirituality is uniquely placed to meet the needs and questions of today’s young adults.
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