Europe – Communities of Solidarity: New style of Jesuit community life

Twenty four Jesuits from European Conference, including the President of the Conference Fr. John Dardis, came together for a three-day sharing and reflection on the above theme, in Madrid from 23-25 November. Six communities (Loiolaetxea, Durango, La Ventilla & Sevilla from Spain; La Viale from Belgium; and Paulo Freire Institute of Faith & Justice from Malta) who live their Jesuit community life with the deprived migrants and prisoners shared their experiences of how they initiated, lived and discerned together as Jesuits and how this has challenged and changed their own commitment as Jesuits. The meeting created much interest among all and the organizers planned to share their reflection with others soon.