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Par Daniel Villanueva
Mai 21st, 2020

Under the umbrella of the Secretary of Faith a small international group of Jesuits and lay companions are working together to prepare this event with the hope that it will bring together our Jesuit and Ignatian networks throughout the world in order to help us to pray and reflect together as Ignatian family on the gift of the Holy Spirit.

COVID-19 has affected the entire human community. What better response than to pray together, “Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth!”  The digital vigil will take place during the eve of Pentecost, on the evening/night of Saturday 30th may. It will not last more than 30-40 minutes, and it will have a flow of testimonies, artistic expressions, combined with symbolic and interactive moments.

All Jesuit and Ignatian networks around the world are invited to participate, the vigil will be celebrated three times as the night arrives to Asia, Europe/Africa and the Americas. It will take place in the Facebook, twitter and YouTube accounts of the Society of Jesus.

“In some way, we are hoping that this ‘Pentecost network’ will allow us to experience the extraordinary gift of solidarity in mission that is the life of the Society of Jesus and our companions in the mission. From each corner of the world, united in prayer we can experience the deeper reality of the Holy Spirit which gathers us, sustains and inspires us in our service of Christ and His Church for ‘the life of the world.’ ” Rev. Dr. James Hanvey SJ
Segretario per il Servizio della Fede, Curia Generalizia della Compagnia di Gesù

Pentecost Prayer Vigil Details:

  • The half-hour prayer vigil will take place at three separate times to accommodate the global Ignatian family across time zones. Join us at either 8:00 PM (Asia Pacific, Manila time), 8:00 PM (EMEA, Rome/Madrid time), or 8:00 PM (the Americas, New York Time).
  • Come to the vigil with an open heart, your prayer intentions, and a candle that you will light.
  • Between now and May 30: Pray daily for God’s Holy Spirit to come powerfully among us. Invite your friends and networks to join the vigil. Share your own prayers in advance on social media with #IgnatianPentecost and #TogetherAMDG

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