Dialogo è accettare l'altro come è e come egli stesso si definisce e si presenta a noi, di non cessare di essere se stessi mentre ci si confronta con il diverso, di essere consapevoli che la nostra identità esce arricchita e non sminuita da chi di questa identità non accetta alcuni elementi, magari anche quelli che noi riteniamo fondamentali. La riconciliazione è possibile, tra i cristiani e nella compagnia degli uomini. (Enzo Bianchi, priore della Comunità di Bose)


The Ricci Legacy: Finding God in Cultures

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Fr. Matteo Ricci, S.J. Formed in and faithful to the Ignatian tradition, Ricci lived out its best inspiration and capacity, by the grace of the Lord, to become the bridge and mediator between East & West. He was fundamentally a Jesuit, a priest, and a missionary. His core desire was to bring the Gospel to the Chinese people whom he loved and respected so much. This Gospel opening the Ignatian horizon, as Fr. Ricci understood so well, is to grace himself and others to see God as friend, richly mediated by human cultures, and full of creative and leading energy.

Xavier House—Ignatian Spirituality Center, faithful to Ignatian tradition in this juncture of history, wants to follow the inspiration of Fr. Ricci, to draw out the treasure of his legacy for our times. In his memory, we are organizing this Ignatian Symposium. Through mutual conversations and exchanges, our focus is on the three aspects of Fr. Ricci’s contribution. The first is the maturing personal affectivity to see the world as a friendly universe as God sees it. The second is the vision of an incarnated world where we can see and find God in human cultures. The third is the affective creativity and caring leadership to change the world for the better and into God likeness.

We as Ignatian people invite you for this friendly gathering to share, and to take this opportunity to refresh ourselves and reflect together for our ongoing and deepening journey towards the Lord, with Ignatius and Ricci as our guides and companions.

Organizer: Xavier House Ignatian Spirituality Centre , Cheung Chau, Hong Kong.
主辦機構:香港 長洲 思維靜院 – 依納爵靈修中心