Jesuit Mission will be hosting an online Prayer Vigil in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Myanmar and India.  So many people are struggling and need your support - please join us in prayer.

In May 1521, Ignatius of Loyola was hit by the most influential cannonball in history. During his recovery, he experienced a conversion that ultimately led to him founding the Jesuits. To mark the 500th anniversary of this event, the Jesuits invite young people to come and hear about what we've done in those intervening 500 years.

Fr Quyen Vu SJ was born in Vietnam in 1969.  He is the eldest of four siblings.  During the time of the Vietnam war, he and his younger brother escaped from Vietnam and were brought to a refugee camp in Malaysia.  The rest of the family were accepted into Australia as refugees and later Fr Quyen and his brother joined the family.  He grew up in Sydney where he completed his school and undergraduate studies.

A few years ago during my stay in Macau, I encountered quite a number of young Vietnamese mothers who were migrant workers. Due to poverty they had to leave their young children behind in Vietnam either with their husband or parents to look after them, and to find work in Macau. With limited educational opportunities, they were employed as domestic helpers doing menial tasks. They endured much hardship just because of love for their children and family. The thing that saddened me the most was that they were separated from their children for 2 to 3 years at a time. Just imagine their daily misery of separation and the unending longing of being able to embrace their children.

Ignatius500: Ignatian Year News

  • Sevenhill Ignatius 500 Altar Wine
    The Australian Province of the Society of Jesus owns and runs a winery called Sevenhill. On the occasion of the Ignatian Year, they have produced a special altar wine. The Sevenhill Ignatius 500th Anniversary of the conversion of Ignatius Sacramental Wine is a black label wine created specifically for this anniversary. To have more information on […]
  • An invitation to the Ignatian Year
    This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   The “Camino Ignaciano” (Ignatian Way) was designed several years ago in order to recreate the journey made by Íñigo from his house in Loyola to Manresa in 1522. Today, it is open to anyone […]
  • Vulnerability in the eyes of Ignatius
    Tiziano Ferraroni SJ reflects on the importance of vulnerability for Saint Ignatius and in the founding of the Society of Jesus. He sees the acceptance of humanity’s innate vulnerability as a major challenge for contemporary society.   What would we expect to hear if we asked Ignatius of Loyola to offer a word of consolation […]

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ST IGNATIUS' CHURCH

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

ST JAMES' CHURCH

162 Kent Street
North Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

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