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Jesuits Open their Home in Rome

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The Society of Jesus is celebrating  its 470th anniversary by opening the doors of its oldest homes in Rome. Some of the places, like the Saint Mary Assunta Chapel, has never been open to the public.

The initiative is called “Unexpected Connections: Journey to the Heart of the Society,” and it includes guided tours by Jesuits.

“It is a rare opportunity for everyone who comes to visit us, but it is also an opportunity for us, Jesuits, to open our doors to people. We are not used to having people in our house, ” said Italian Jesuit Father Flavio Bottaro.

See more in the video clip from Rome TV below:

Jesuit Working in Russia with Humility and Hopefulness

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As a young Jesuit from Arizona, Father Anthony Corcoran, SJ went as missionary to Siberia after the fall of the communism. He served in the parishes in and around Novosibirsk and in the formation of young priests. Recently, Fr. Corcoran was appointed as regional superior for the Jesuits in Russia, Siberia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Fr. Corcoran spoke of his support of the Jesuit and collaborators in the region and also of  the development of the Saint Thomas Philosophical Institute in Moscow and a new Spiritual Center in Novosibirsk in a “Jesuit Voices” podcast from the Jesuit headquarters in Rome. Click here to listen.