10th World Union of Jesuit Alumni/ae Congress Report
Friday, February 24
The 10th World Union of Jesuit Alumni/ae Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain at Sant Ignasi School, Sarria from 13 - 17 July 2022.
The link to the program is www.jesuitsalumnibcn2022.org. Here you will find the program content, activities and presentations. Key themes addressed at the Congress were Education, Ecology, Spirituality, Migration and Women. For Saint Ignatius, Barcelona was very much at the crossroads in his interior and exterior pilgrimage. Father General in his hour long address made numerous references to the Apostolic Preferences of:-
There were numerous social events and networking occasions with alumni, Jesuits and friends from around the world. Of interest was the fact that the Examen, central to Ignatian Spirituality, was introduced to schools first in Australia. Now it is universally practised in Jesuit schools. At the Congress, our President of 9 years, Alain Deneef (Belgium) retired and Francisco Guarner (Spain) was elected as the new WUJA President.
Our next WUJA Congress will be in Yogjakarta, Indonesia in 2025.
World Union of Jesuit Alumni