In his recent visit to Iraq, Pope Francis gives encouragement and hope to the wounded healers who help returnees in Qaraqosh.
All posts by Ryan Birjoo, SJ
Ryan Birjoo is a Jesuit scholastic currently working with Jesuit Refugee Service. He loves learning about the twists and turns that people take in their journeys of faith and the diversity of religious experiences. He appreciates the plurality of cultures within the Church, with a special affection for the churches of the Christian East. These days, he is thinking a lot about the meaning of reconciliation. Random things he enjoys include: giant bowls of popcorn, stargazing, and learning the ukulele.
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Six Months After the Blast: Thoughts on Human Fraternity from Beirut
In the aftermath of an explosion, COVID-19 lockdowns, and economic challenges, Pope Francis’s call to fraternity resounds in religiously pluralistic Beirut.
The stones would cry out: Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Concert
The setting of Milan’s Duomo triggers reflections on space, time, and inexorable need for communion.
Adam, Christ, and the Tiger King
In this strangest of Easter seasons, what do “Tiger King” and the resurrection of Christ have in common?
Walking with Christ through Film
Films about the life of Christ can help us deepen our relationship with Jesus. Four Jesuits pick four different movies on the life of Jesus and reflect on how these selections help them draw closer to Christ.
Contemplation in Quarantine
This is a time where people should develop an attitude of contemplation. How can we take a “long, loving, look at the real,” during the COVID-19 pandemic?
On Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Love and Suffering of Etty Hillesum
The Jewish diarist and Auschwitz victim Etty Hillesum shows us that suffering need not have the last word.
Review: “Little Women” and the Value of Stories from Everyday Life
In Greta Gerwig film adaptation of the classic novel “Little Women,” it is the day-to-day encounters with people, things and places that are important, and they are worthy of telling stories about.
Review: Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life”
In “A Hidden Life,” Terrence Malick reveals to us an icon of Christ in the conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter as he opposes serving in the Nazi military.