Reconnect: Catholics undertaking 500-year-old Ignatian exercises, spiritual retreats on the rise in Macau

Long-term spiritual retreats are increasingly sought after by local Catholics, leading the Macau Diocesan Retreat House to welcome three to five retreatants every month, in order to support those who intend to deepen their faith through silence and solitude.

Jesuits celebrate 400th anniversary of their founder’s canonization

Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis Xavier were canonized 400 years ago and, in Macau, the Society of Jesus marked the anniversary last Saturday with a Solemn Mass that took place at the Church of Saint Joseph’s Seminary. The celebrations of the Ignatian Year will come to a close on the 31st of July, but until then, the local Jesuits still have several initiatives on the agenda. The next one takes place on April 9th.