Altavilla Milicia
Reggio Calabria
San Mauro




St Paul’s Bay
The Manual of guidelines of the Province’s Websites is now available The desire for renewal that has united the pre-existing Provinces and guided them in the process towards the creation of a new territorial reality (the Euro-Mediterranean Province) is also reflected in the commitment to define the new guidelines of its digital identity. The project, created by the EUM Communications Office, in collaboration with Kaleidon and 5aDesign, was created with the aim of providing instructions for the development of our online presence. The first steps were listening and understanding the communication needs of all those involved in the process, in order to be able to establish a solution that would comprise and even anticipate the main needs of the Province. This means setting up a standard of communication that values every single contribution coming from the networks and the works, guides and harmonizes the sites, and explains every single element to guide all users towards its correct use.  This is a sign of commitment towards serving the Church in the present times, as we learn to seek and find God in all things, even on the web. The e-manual which is available on-line will also be available in html format in the coming months. The communications office will be available to help users in its implementation.
This was a day spent in simplicity but profoundly, praying together and meeting as a community, sharing the questions prepared by the novices which resulted in the emergence of three insights: "an account of Fr Sosa’s vocation and the highlights of his life in the Society, a testimony loaded with humanity" emphasises Fr Agostino Caletti, including "the commitment with regards to the issues of abuse and poverty, particularly poverty in spirit ". This was followed by a liturgical celebration together with all the companions of the Gesù community and a festive lunch. In the afternoon, Fr General was shown around the novitiate and together with the Provincial and the whole community, he went for a walk around the centre of Genoa. This was a day out of the ordinary with a special atmosphere "of peace and joy" a novice stated. "If the eyes are a mirror of the soul, the cheerful eyes of our General have left us the fruits of a simple, joyful, deep and free spirit".
On Saturday, November 3, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa, celebrated the Eucharist in the Church of Il Gesù in Rome, during which two Jesuits, Dominik Markl for the Austrian Province and Fabrizio Fabrizi for the Southern European Province, made their solemn vows. Father General recalled that Father Rupert Mayer, whose liturgical feast was celebrated on this day, had been touched by the love of God and had entered into a friendship with Jesus. Although the life of this German Jesuit, a leading figure in the fight against National Socialism, was difficult, his commitment to following Christ led him on a path of happiness.
School-leavers visit Greece. From the 28th of October to the 4th of November the final year students of the high schools of the Jesuit colleges of Palermo, Messina, Rome, Turin and Milan went to Greece for an educational trip to learn about its history, culture, but also its conflicts and difficulties. About 250 students and professors spent intense days discovering the remains of the famous Hellenic civilization and the traces of early Christianity. Amidst the traffic of Athens and Thessaloniki or along the deserted freeways, one could notice the contrast between the fertile land and marks of ruin inflicted by modernism. The students' travel journal can be found on the Jesuit Education website. 
On the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the creation of the Jesuit Refugee Service, Centro Astalli presented its research Forget the Borders of Europe, carried out in collaboration with JRS Europe and the Pedro Arrupe Institute of Political Formation in Palermo. The report tells to the story of forced migrants who have managed to arrive in Europe in the last three years. Forget the Borders of Europe is based on 117 qualitative interviews carried out in the Spanish enclave of Melilla, Sicily, Malta, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Serbia. Its aim is to give a voice to migrants and refugees, to make clear the link between what they have experienced and the European policies that governments have adopted. Luca Liverani, a journalist with Avvenire, moderated the meeting which was held on 13 November in Rome. In his introductory words, Fr. Camillo Ripamonti, President of Centro Astalli, stressed that there is a real emergency at Europe’s borders when it comes to the protection of human rights. Research shows this is due to the lack of legal access and the closure of major migration routes by EU countries. “What got us here is the lack of foresight of the states/countries involved”, he added. Momodou, a young refugee from Senegal, told of the difficulties of his long journey, of his detention in Libya, of his difficult sea crossing in a rubber dinghy with 117 people and of his integration in Italy, where he now lives and works, thanks to the humanitarian protection that has been granted to him, but not without concern for the uncertain future that awaits him. As Chiara Peri who is responsible for the Italian version of the research pointed out, "protection will be less and less accessible even in Italy" following the examination of new measures in the field of asylum by Parliament. This push is oblivious to Pope Francis’ repeated call about "protecting people being more important than protecting borders". For Fr. Jose Ignacio Garcia, JRS Europe Director, "EU policies have succeeded in reducing the number of arrivals by sea in Italy and Greece, but they have clearly failed, and continue to fail, in their goal of improving the situation of the many people seeking protection who continue to find themselves forgotten at the borders of Europe". That is why we need "to join your voices with ours in calling for a radical political change for a Europe capable of offering reception, protection and integration opportunities for refugees".
MAGIS: A 30-year commitment. For 77% of Italians it is essential to continue to help the people of the South of the world, while only 19% are contrary to it. Only 20% of those interviewed, however, are willing to make their own financial contribution and make a personal commitment towards this. This is part of the result of the survey "Mission, international solidarity and the Italian lifestyle" held by Censis, in collaboration with Magis Foundation. The full result was explained during the symposium "What is the future of solidarity? The relevance of keeping a missionary spirit alive today” organized on the occasion of Magis 30th anniversary, on November 21 at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. "At a time when we are witnessing episodes of closure and the raising of walls and barriers between people – Fr. Renato Colizzi commented - Magis decided to explore the topic of solidarity and reflect on international and missionary collaboration in the contemporary world. A video clip in Italian, English and French about the missionary work carried out by Magis during these thirty years was uploaded by the EUM Communications Office and Kaleidon to spread peace and culture to the world, building together a future based on solidarity.