6 - 8 July
Non-Multa Sed Multum - seeking the Magis by reflecting on the example of Pope Francis
The magis is not simply one among others in a list of Jesuit characteristics. It permeates them all. The entire life of Ignatius was a pilgrim search for the magis, the ever greater glory of God, the ever fuller service of our neighbor, the more universal good, the more effective apostolic means. “Mediocrity has no place in Ignatius’ worldview.” As partners in mission, Jesuits and our colleagues are never content with the status quo, the known, the tried, the already existing. We are constantly driven to discover, redefine, and reach out for the magis. For us, frontiers and boundaries are not obstacles or ends, but new challenges to be faced, new opportunities to be welcomed. Indeed, ours is a holy boldness, “a certain apostolic aggressivity,” typical of our way of proceeding. Our way of proceeding is a way of challenge...
General Congregation 34, Decree 26
Mrs Jennie Hickey
Delegate for Education
Welcome to the official website of the Jesuit and Companion School Australia Education Conference for 2016.
What constitutes "best practise" in our Schools and Colleges? The goal of Jesuit and Ignatian Education is to form men and women who are committed to using their gifts and talents to the best of their ability, motivated by a love of God that translates into the service of others.
Yet, best practise can sometimes be contained to having the latest technologies, the highest results and the most modern facilities. Whilst these are imperative to helping educate people of competence they should not be the only distinguishing factors to measure success.
Real success is attained when the graduates of our schools live meaningful lives as leaders in their communities who are uncomfortable with the status quo and desire to help transform the world into a more loving, compassionate and welcoming home for all.
This conference aims to provide experiences that challenge the intellect, stir the heart and call participants to reflect deeply on why they do what they do and how this can be done in a more meaningful way.
Pope Francis continues to inspire the world, not only by what he says but by what he does. This conference will use his example as the lens through which reflection will occur.
We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne