The New Jesuit Review: Recovering the authentic Jesuit Spirituality

Statement of Purpose

The New Jesuit Review has as its goals the recovery of Jesuit spirituality from its authentic sources and reflection by contemporary Jesuits on its significance for their lives. The writings of St. Ignatius and the First Companions, the lives of Jesuit saints and martyrs, and classics of Jesuit spirituality are examined in the spirit of Perfectae Caritatis, the Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life of the Second Vatican Council:

It redounds to the good of the Church that institutes have their own particular characteristics and work. Therefore let their founders’ spirit and special aims they set before them as well as their sound traditions — all of which make up the patrimony of each institute — be faithfully held in honor. (Perfectae Caritatis, 2)


The opinions expressed in the New Jesuit Review are solely those of their authors and do not represent the position of the Society of Jesus, its institutions, or its superiors.

Editorial Board

Fr. David Brown, S.J.
Vatican Observatory

Fr. Kevin Flannery, S.J.
Pontifical Gregorian University

Fr. John Gavin, S.J.
Pontifical Biblical Institute

Fr. James Swetnam, S.J.
Pontifical Biblical Institute

About NJR

“The Second Vatican Council urged religious congregations to embark on a process of recovery and re-appropriation of the spirit of their founders and of their best spiritual traditions. This is a complex yet important task, which the Society of Jesus has already begun to undertake. I applaud the inauguration of the New Jesuit Review, hoping that it may play a part in the deepening of Jesuit understanding of the Society’s extraordinary legacy.”

+Terrence Prendergast, S.J.

Archbishop of Ottawa

Monk’s Hobbit’s Notes: The wind is changing.

About Quirino M. Sugon Jr
Theoretical Physicist in Manila Observatory

One Response to The New Jesuit Review: Recovering the authentic Jesuit Spirituality

  1. Joseph Fromm says:

    I can feel the wind over here.



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