Jesuits in University Pastoral Care - JUPC

The presence of Jesuits in universities has been one of our main apostolates since the very beginning of the Order. Ignatius and his first companions met on a campus and dreamt together for a better world.

Today, Jesuits are present in many universities either as academics or by creating spaces for groups, meetings, celebrations and volunteering activities where faith is present and offered openly to students and young adult professionals.

Every year, JUPC brings together the various teams involved in university pastoral care.

The aim is threefold: formation, collaboration and looking together to the future. This apostolate keeps growing and its different initiatives are being united under the MAGIS brand. Like the events organized before the World Youth Days in: Krakow, Madrid and Cologne.

Thanks to the work of Jesuits, collaborators and friends, the dream of Ignatius and his first companions is still alive today in many campuses across Europe.

The Jesuits get into Social Media. The Jesuits in Europe have opened new Social Media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube! With these new platforms we hope to reach those people whom we would otherwise not reach with our website and have a bidirectional conversation with all of you. We see this as a new way to share the message of the Gospel with our friends and promote the vision that the Society of Jesus tries to transmit to our society like giving hope, promoting justice, supporting those most marginalised of our societies, and helping people find God,  To follow us on these new platforms you can follow the next links: • Facebook • Twitter • Vimeo • Flickr If you have any problem accessing these links please let us know at We hope to hear from you soon!
The initiative to conduct the first Magis Catholic school games was praised in the 12th annual school sports awards, designating Vilnius Jesuit School as first in sportsmanship among the 139 schools of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. The girls‘ track and field, as well as the downhill ski teams (the best in Lithuania), along with a fine boys‘ soccer team helped gain the tile plaque in City Hall, given to encourage sports, health and community spirit. The coaches claim that no special efforts were needed in the customary sporting program, supported by parents and benefactors.   
A few weeks ago the first MAG+S Spain Pastoral Assembly was held in Madrid. MAG+S is the name of the pastoral work of the Ignatian spirituality with young adults (university students and/or professionals between 18 and 30 years). More than 80 people (Jesuits, religious, lay people) from all over Spain gathered to know each other, to share what they do and to reflect and pray about their mission. The assembly explained the way of Ignatian pastoral ministry with university students and adults. This way has led us to the creation of the MAG+S Pastoral Office to enable the work in this mission. There was reflection on the need to create a vocational culture as a way of presenting the Gospel in the midst of a plurality of options. They presented pastoral initiatives developed in different places in Spain. The highlights of this first MAG+S Pastoral Assembly are the depth of the reflections, the liveliness of the exchanges and the mission received as a shared challenge.
A biography in images to pay homage to the figure of Pedro Arrupe.  The Jesuit publisher Mensajero and Fundación Gondra Barandiarán pay tribute to a Jesuit figure who faced difficult challenges and took the plunge while at the head of the Society of Jesus. Pedro Arrupe spent his life in that effort to cross "the narrow bridge that connects two eras", always with a smile. More than 100 images cover this biography and bring to life his fascinating and intriguing character. Fr Ángel A. Pérez SJ compiled all the photographs for the 2007 exhibition on the occasion of Arrupe’s birth centenary. He briefly sketches the biographical milestones and reveals the signs of his deep faith. The text is written in Spanish and English with the hope that his memory will be shared anywhere in the world. This book was a gift for the Jesuits of the General Congregation. More info
Communicating in a new era – new possibilities and new methods. A writing course with a difference. How do you write in a way that your words leap off the page?  How do you write to have the best impact?  How do you write in a way that serves the Good News and does not just give information?  That is the theme of a two day special CEP course that will be held in March in Brussels. Dates: 11-13 May, 2017. Workshop starts on Thursday 11th, afternoon (just after the JESWEB meeting), and departures will be on Saturday 13th (lunch)   Place: Mount Saint Joseph Retreat House, in Malta. The Workshop is led by journalist Danielle Vella and organized by the JCEP Socius. Themes: You will learn how to:  • Give your article an eye-catching title  • Have great opening lines  • How to add warmth by inserting quotations  • Finish with a flourish  • Communicate the joy of the Gospel You will be personally coached about how to improve your writing skills. The language of this very hands on seminar will be English but the principles of good communication apply all cultures! Spaces are limited to 20 participants. Cost is 120 euros. Participants must be involved in communications in their Province and the Provincial must nominate them to take part.  Please send in nominations and applications not later than March 1st to José de Pablo at 
The Ignatian Pastoral Ministry MAGIS, International Cooperation and Jesuit Universities have organized for the third year the South Experience 2017, a short-term international volunteer proposal from the Province of Spain for university students and young adults (21-30) This year the summer experiences will be in Tanzania, Chad, Cameroon and Peru. The experience want to be a way to the South in the keys of Faith, Justice, Community, Service, Simplicity, Discernment and Accompaniment. They propose a Meeting in the South in three dimensions: Interiority (finding God personally and communitarily), Collaboration (very linked to the educational work of the Jesuits in the world) and Formation. In this video you can see images from previous years. More info.