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    Living the MAGIS during the WYD in Krakow

    Throughout “World Youth Day 2016”, flocks of youth from all over the world enjoyed to parade the beautiful streets, alleys and places of Krakow´s old town, thereby proudly swinging their national flags and merrily singing songs like “Mighty to save” [...]

    August 4, 2016 News, No category

    MAGIS Participants Arrive in Częstochowa, Make Pilgrimage to Jasna Góra

    July 24, 2016 — After six days of Ignatian experiments, pilgrims descended upon the city of Częstochowa in Poland, known for its shrine to Our Lady of Częstochowa, or the Black Madonna. Returning from Lithuania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and [...]

    July 25, 2016 News

    Back Together, Closer to God and Others

    Pilgrims closed their experiments today, and shortly before departing to Czestochowa, they took the time to reflect on all the fruits their MAGIS experiments offered. There was unanimous agreement among the pilgrim reporters that they had received grace in abundance, [...]

    July 23, 2016 News

    Overcoming Challenges and Fears

    MAGIS is not a place removed from life’s fears and difficulties, as the pilgrims are well aware.   A number of pilgrims spoke about their anxieties surrounding the large and occasionally overwhelming number of people at MAGIS. “Oftentimes our fears [...]

    July 22, 2016 News
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    United by Sharing

    By the fourth day, pilgrims have become well-versed in the MAGIS Circle, small sharing groups within each experiment made up of the same members throughout the week.   “The MAGIS Circle helps us build a stronger community by sharing courageously [...]

    July 21, 2016 News

    Pilgrims Together

    “We are pilgrims!” says María Fernanda Hurtado, who explains that her group members have already internalized what it means to be a pilgrim on their hiking experiment based on the life of St. Pope John Paull II.   The experience [...]

    July 20, 2016 News

    Technology and Dance for the Greater Glory of God

    The following experiment snapshots are from Dan Everson, S.J., a participant from the USA.   During the opening weekend, where English was the official language for huge ceremonies involving thousands of people, it was easy to feel like I could [...]

    July 20, 2016 News

    Communicating in Unexpected Ways

    On the second day of experiments, pilgrims further explored the great diversity of opinions and experiences among each other. “It is a struggle not to judge the others too quickly, not to follow prejudices, but to let them be who [...]

    July 19, 2016 News

    A Desire for Something More

    From the moment of arrival in Łódź on July 15 for MAGIS, pilgrims were immersed in dancing, singing, meeting new friends, and discovering God and themselves. And the experience is already having an impact. Claire Dixon, who says that she [...]

    July 18, 2016 News

    MAGIS Pilgrims Embark on Ignatian Experiments in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania

    July 17, 2016 — After a frenzied three days of singing, dancing, prayer and new friends, pilgrims attending the international immersion experience MAGIS have brought the first stage of the program in Łódź, Poland, to an end. But the bulk [...]

    July 18, 2016 News
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    From Łódź with love

    Father Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was not able to attend MAGIS 2016 in person. Still, organizers thought that he should enjoy a taste of the joy and goodness of the participants from around the world. [...]

    July 17, 2016 News, No category
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    Assistant to Father General Answers MAGIS Pilgrims’ Questions

    July 16, 2016 — Jesuit Father Tomasz Kot, former provincial of the northern Poland province and current assistant to Jesuit Father Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, answered questions from participants at MAGIS 2016 Saturday morning on [...]

    July 17, 2016 News

    MAGIS 2016 Opening Ceremonies Kick Off in Łódź

    July 15, 2016 — A total of 2,200 pilgrims have arrived in Poland’s third-largest city of Łódź for the opening of MAGIS 2016, a program of service and faith-sharing approximately a week and a half preceding World Youth Day. Delegations [...]

    July 16, 2016 News

    Jesuits’ MAGIS 2016 Program to Draw 2,200 Young Adults Worldwide to Poland

    (Łódź, Poland, July 15, 2016) — MAGIS 2016, a meeting of young adults from all over the world who are involved in Jesuit ministries, will be held in Poland, from July 15 to 25. The event will draw a total [...]

    July 15, 2016 News, No category

    “The Give and Take of Life” by Brian Harper

    Besides founding the Society of Jesus, Saint Ignatius of Loyola is perhaps best known for the Daily Examen of Consciousness. A simple prayer that takes 10-15 minutes, the Examen is a review of the day that involves acknowledging God’s presence [...]

    April 29, 2016 News, Preparation Program

    “Where are you from?” by Shemaiah Gonzalez

    I live in Seattle, Washington, USA but I never say that’s where I am from. I am from Los Angeles. Los Angeles is where my paternal great grandparents moved during the Great Depression as the they looked for a better [...]

    April 14, 2016 News, Preparation Program

    “What is your name” – by Shemaiah Gonzalez

    My name is Shemaiah. The name is found in the Old Testament, a Hebrew name, a name of a prophet, a man of God. Yet I am a woman. My parents named me Shemaiah after a little girl they once [...]

    April 6, 2016 News, Preparation Program

    Registrations for Magis2016 came to its end

    Registration for Magis2016 has been completed. [...]

    March 19, 2016 News

    Prayer Marathon

    MAGIS2016 is coming soon! That’s why we are asking for your prayers in these matters. We need even a short prayer from you! Adopt a Jesuit Be a Benefactor of a MAGIS2016 Stole We are expecting 150 Jesuits to come [...]

    February 22, 2016 News
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    Become a volunteer!

    Do you dream of a great adventure experience? Would you like to take part in a project that can change not only your life  [...]

    January 30, 2016 About MAGIS, Experiments, News, Volunteering