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In the context of social media, traditional ways of communicating to help the souls in the Society have dramatically changed and there is a growing fear that the daily work of the Jesuits in directing retreats, offering spiritual direction, their correspondence with people of all classes and background might be lost, making it impossible for historians and experts on Ignatian Spirituality to know how this spirituality was practiced and lived in Africa in the 21st century. Yet, there are still, across Africa many Jesuits, members of the larger Ignatian Family, both consecrated and lay collaborators, who still write down their retreat notes, homilies, and reflections. Those can become important sources of history in the future.


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Reflect on homilies preached by Jesuits in Africa



Publications by Jesuits in Africa


Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God.

This project aims at collecting, organizing, preserving, and sharing those resources, some of which have already been published in forms of booklets, books or articles while others remain in individual possessions. Additionally, as part of its mission to promote Jesuit studies, the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa collects and preserves all books, book chapters, book reviews, articles, newspapers articles on the Society of Jesus in Africa. Likewise, it aims at creating a comprehensive bibliography on the Society in Africa, and a searchable list of books and articles published by African Jesuits on different fields of research, especially those related to Jesuit history, spirituality, and pedagogy.