WHAT IS MAGIS EUROPE 2022?
It’s a summer program for young adults, who are interested in Ignatian spirituality. The program is organised by the Croatian Province of the Society of Jesus, in collaboration with other Jesuit Provinces and female Ignatian congregations.
WHEN WILL IT TAKE PLACE?
From the 24th to the 31th of July, 2022.
- Ignatian experiments: July 24-29, in Croatia
- Closing Magis Festival: July 29-31, in Split, Croatia
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF IT?
To submit your application for Magis Europe 2022, follow the steps of the registration process.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Everyone who is between 18 and 35 years old. MAGIS is especially designed for young people who want to strengthen their roots in Ignatian spirituality, but “Ignatian newbies” are also more than welcome. Magis is organized mainly for participants from Europe, but young people of other continents are also welcome. Due to regulations for providing accommodations in Croatia, you have to have at least on vaccine shot and a certificate of that to participate.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO COME TO MAGIS?
MAGIS can help you to...
• deepen your relationship with Jesus
• get to know yourself better
• leave your comfort zone (and have a lot of fun when doing so!)
• get to know other people and cultures
• experience the beauty of the Church in an international environment
• experience the beauty of creation
• grow spiritually and as a human being
• meet in depth with Ignatian spirituality
HOW CAN I CONTACT THE STAFF OF MAGIS EUROPE 2022?
CAN I CHOOSE THE EXPERIMENT I WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN MYSELF?
Yes and no. During registration you are asked to indicate three preferences. After registering and paying you will be allocated to an experiment. Your preferences will be taken into account, as well as other factors (max. 4 people of one country per experiment etc.).
WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
We recommend that you pack toiletries and personal care products (depending on the regulations in Croatia in the summer that may include face masks and some hand sanitizer), a sleeping bag, and clothing that is appropriate for Central Europe's climate in summer. It is customary to bring items that represent your home country to share them with the other members of your group. Once MAGIS draws closer, your experiment leader will send you a more specific list on what to bring.
WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE OF MAGIS EUROPE 2022?
The event will be held in English, so you need a sufficiently high level of English in order to get the most out of your Magis experience.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I AM NOT FLUENT IN ENGLISH?
We have a special experiment for those who still feel a bit uncomfortable about their English and want to improve it while being real MAGIS participants.
WHAT WILL THE DAILY SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
Each day is built around a theme. Based on this theme, you will take part in the following activities:
• Personal prayer
• Focus of the day
• The Ignatian experience of the day
• Daily Examen
• Magis Circle
IS IT POSSIBLE TO COME TO MAGIS WITH MY BEST FRIEND? CAN WE DO THE SAME EXPERIMENT?
Yes, this is possible. Please indicate your friend’s name in the comment section, and we’ll make sure to place you in the same experiment.
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW A JESUIT PERSONALLY? CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE IN MAGIS?
Of course! Your referral person does not necessarily have to be a Jesuit. Any priest, religious sister or other Church responsible can be your referral.
I DON'T HAVE ANY REFERRAL PERSON AT ALL. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please sign up for Magis just like anyone else, and describe your problem in the comment section. Our team will get back to you, and together you will decide whether MAGIS is the right program for you or not. :-)
WHY DO I NEED A REFERRAL PERSON?
The MAGIS event is designed for young people who want to seek God in their lives and live a fuller life with Him and for Him. Knowing a little bit about Christianity and Ignatian spirituality already is very helpful in order to get the most out of your MAGIS experience. Your referral person confirms that he/she thinks that the MAGIS program will benefit you, and that everyone else at MAGIS will benefit from your presence, too! :-)
I CANNOT LOG IN TO MY ACCOUNT AFTER CREATING IT. IT SAYS THE ACCOUNT IS SUSPENDED. DID I MAKE A MISTAKE SOMEWHERE?
Do not worry, your registration process is underway. We enable your account after getting in contact with your referral person, this might take a few days.