MAGIS is a meeting of young people (ages 18-30) from all over the world who are interested in Ignatian spirituality. The Latin word magis can be translated as ‘more, better, fuller’. Saint Ignatius of Loyola used this word to describe how authentic Christianity fosters a deeper connection with Christ and more zeal in serving others. This is the ‘more’ of MAGIS. From this perspective, the “+” (plus) sign can also be interpreted as the Cross – the symbol of divine love to the very end. MAG+S shows us the Ignatian way towards a fuller life.
The program is attached to the World Youth Day meetings and also has other initiatives and projects growing year by year in different parts of Europe and Middle East. MAGIS offers an opportunity to share a unique experience at three distinct levels: individual growth, relationships with God and others, and intercultural dialogue.
The central figure of the programs is Jesus Christ. The purpose of the every event is to help you meet Him, experience His unconditional love and discover His presence in your everyday life. How does it work?
The projects aim three elements:
1. A meeting of young people from many different countries
2. Ignatian Experiments (volunteering, spirituality, social help, art, music…) in small groups
3. Reunion and wrap-up sharing life and praying
Magis Central Europe 2017 will be held from 14 to 23 July 2017. The heart of the experience are Ignatian experiments (14 to 20 July) that will take place in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. A final common meeting (20 to 23 July) will be hosted in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Young people from all around the world are invited to take part in this adventure!
For information about future events of Magis, contact with the Jesuits near to you in university chaplaincies, young-adults groups, churches and parishes. You’ll find us in the map (LINK TO MAP)