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CONGRATULATION DEAR FATHERS

EDITORIAL by Praven Kiran Martis, SJ

Every Christian is a ‘Christopher’ says Pope Francis in one of his audiences with the faithful in Vatican City this February. In connection with the year of mercy, the Pope teaches that every Christian has another name – Christopher – which means “bearer of Christ”. In his teachings, Pope Francis shows that there is much …

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“YES” TO A FRONTIER MINISTRY: WITH THE JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE by Fr Cedric Prakash, SJ

Today is March 19th 2016- and as I write this I remember, St Joseph, whose Feast we celebrate today- and who is also the Patron of the Society of Jesus. I am thinking of the Joseph, who must have felt real terrible- as he went about looking for a place for Jesus to be born …

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FRONTIER MINISTRIES: CALLED TO TREAD THE UNTRODDEN PATH by Fr Jossie D’Mello, SJ

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” Robert Frost. The above words from the well-known poem entitled “The Road not Taken” by the renowned American poet Robert Frost shed light on the theme of Frontier Ministries. “We are too much institutionalized” …

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FEARLESS TO BE FRONTIERLESS by Fr Richard Sequeira, SJ

Though the phrase `frontier ministries’ has gained prominence rather recently, especially after GC 35, the concept itself and its realization is almost as old as the Society itself. Ignatius laid the foundation for it right at the start: while most of the religious orders and congregations had a specific ministry, for the order he founded …

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FRONTIER MINISTRIES by Fr Thomas Quadros, SJ

When Ignatius sent Francis Xavier to the Indies, he spurred him on with “Go and set the world on fire.”  Ignatius had set him afire with God right from his days with Francis in Paris.  That fire had been simmering within Francis only eager to sparkle and kindle other fires.  Right from his embarking in …

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FRONTIERS – THERE YOU BELONG!! by Vishwas Misquith, SJ

Pope Francis has reminded us Jesuits about our option for frontier ministries. “Your proper place is on the frontiers. This is the place of Jesuits”. This call to go to the frontier demands us to leave behind our comfort zones, to go to the places where no one wants to go. This is also a …

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