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Superior General of the Jesuits encourages youth to be “Ignatian people”

2499FrNicolasAl_00000001683The city of Sao Salvador da Bahia in North East Brazil, the first capital of Brazil was the landing point for the first Jesuits in 1549, led by Fr. Manuel da Nobrega. In July 2013, twelve days before the start of the World Youth Day week in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Salvador da Bahia welcomed over two thousand young people from fifty countries. The youth participated in the Ignatian pre-WYD program, MAGIS Brasil, which was prepared by the Brazilian Jesuits in collaboration with other congregations of Ignatian charism and lay collaborators.