CALL FOR PAPERS International Symposium on Jesuit Studies Lisbon | 17–19 June 2020 Engaging the World: The Jesuits and Their Presence in Global History Co-organized by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College and Brotéria in Lisbon, in partnership with the Catholic University Portugal Scattered around the globe for nearly five … Continue reading CFP | Engaging the World: The Jesuits and Their Presence in Global History
It was at school in Goa that we first read John McCrae’s1 popular war poem, In Flanders Fields, much as the history teacher used it to emphasize its historical contexts as the English miss to drive home the literary devices within its poetic verse. While the recitation of the poem did convey a certain sense … Continue reading The Memory of Indians in Flanders Fields
While the announcement of the opening of the Vatican Archives of Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) was welcome by researchers, what has remained in focus is a debate regarding the role of the Pope and the Holocaust. However, the Archives should reveal a much broader narrative as the period of this papacy was also at the centre of a shifting global Christianity and its rapid indigenisation.
Much before the announcement of Pope Francis to canonise Oscar Romero a Saint of the Catholic Church, the people of Latin America had already begun to venerate their San Romero, ever since his martyrdom on 24 March 1980. His witness to the gospel message that informed a faith in favour of the poor is as relevant to us today as it was in his own lifetime.
The Camino Ignaciano is an Ignatian pilgrimage that recreates the sixteenth-century historical route (1522) of Ignatius of Loyola from his hometown in Azpeitia to the cave in Manresa where he underwent a transformative experience and wrote his classic, The Spiritual Exercises. Rinald D’Souza SJ reflects on his experience of walking the Camino.