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Father Brian McCoy SJ

Fr Brian McCoy, Provincial Superior of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus, discusses some of the key aspects of Ignatian spirituality, his mission work experience in Alice Springs, and the distinctly Ignatian call from His Holiness Pope Francis, inviting us all to experience an ever deepening relationship with God’s creation. Through anecdotes from his time travelling with the Aboriginal people and his work as parish priest for four desert communities Fr McCoy reflects on the encounter of Christianity and new cultures.

“One of the greatest challenges in modern times, as in any missionary or Christian endeavour, is to understand that God is actively present and has been well and truly before we arrived. Our task is not to bring Jesus Christ, but to allow his presence and life to be revealed.” – Fr Brian McCoy SJ.