Three Vietnamese Jesuits Ordained as Deacons in the Philippines

Three Vietnamese Jesuits were among 17 Jesuits (from Myanmar, Thailand, Kenya, Tanzania, the Philippines, Korea, Timor-Leste, and Uganda) ordained deacons by Most Rev. Honesco Flores Ongtioco, DD, Bishop of Cubao on October 16, 2021 in the Church of Gesù, Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.


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Sustainable Microfinance to Improve the Livelihoods of the Poor in Post-Covid 19

The fourth outbreak of Covid-19 in Vietnam is going to be restrained. However, after 4 months of living in lockdown, many poor families are running out of their reserved money. Their daily main sources of income is laboring along streets such as selling tickets, collecting and selling scraps, selling vegetables or street foods…

Ignatius: A Spiritually Wise Leader

The Jesuits are celebrating the Ignatian Year, commemorating the 500th anniversary of Saint Ignatius’ conversion, from a knight of the king and court of Spain to a knight of Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven. I was asked by the Spirituality Department of the Province to share the theme: Ignatius, a spiritually wise leader.

Online Opening of the New Academic Year of Catholic Students in Thu Duc: Raising Hope amid COVID-19

Although the situation in Sai Gon is getting better, college and university students are still living with social distancing and joining virtual classrooms. Despite that physical separation, Catholic students from different universities in Thu Duc virtually gathered together to celebrate Mass to pray for their new academic year in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 10, 2021.

Vietnam Jesuit Province celebrates Mass to pray for loved ones of its members

VIEJESUIT.ORG – Fr. Provincial Vincent Pham Van Mam, SJ, together with Vietnamese Jesuits from St. Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate and nearby communities, celebrated a live-streamed Mass on October 2, 2021, at the chapel of the Provincial Curia in Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City to pray for deceased parents and family members of the Jesuits who passed away this year.

Highlights of the 2021 First Vows Mass

Watch: Perpetual First Vows of 13 new Jesuit scholastics in Vietnam. As in tradition, each of the new scholastics received a vow cross and the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus on the day of their First Vows.

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4 Universal Apostolic Preferences

Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) are the fruit of a process of discernment lasting almost two years. All Jesuits were invited to take part and in addition our mission partners. It concluded with a confirmation from Pope Francis in a special meeting with Fr General Arturo Sosa. The Preferences give a horizon, a point of reference to the whole Society of Jesus. They captured our imaginations and awaken our desires. They unite us in our mission. The new Preferences are four areas vital for our world today. The Society of Jesus will pay special attention to them in the next ten years. We invite you to learn more and take action with us! We want to make a Gospel difference.

Show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment.

Walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice.

Accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.

Collaborate, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation.