It was at school in Goa that we first read John McCrae’s1 popular war poem, In Flanders Fields. Much as the history teacher emphasized its historical contexts, the English miss to drove home the literary devices within its poetic verse. While the recitation of the poem did convey a certain sense of melancholy for soldiers … 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.
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.