FAQ

FAQ

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WHAT IS MAGIS EUROPE 2020?

It’s a summer program for young adults, who are interested in Ignatian spirituality. The program is organised by the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus, in collaboration with other Jesuit Provinces and female Ignatian congregations.

WHEN WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

From the 1st to the 9th of August, 2020.

  • Ignatian experiments: August 1-7, in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Romania
  • Closing Magis Festival: August 7-9, in Miskolc, Hungary

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.

HOW MUCH DOES MAGIS COST?

The participation fee is EUR 130.00. The participation fee for volunteers and consecrated persons is EUR 70.00.

This price includes the entire stay with accommodation, food, event merchandise and transportation from the experiment to the closing event in Miskolc. However, it does not include the transportation from your country and back – this you have to arrange yourself.

Participants in need may apply for a reduced fee if they can provide convincing justification.

The actual cost of MAGIS is actually the double of the required fee. – MAGIS is heavily subsidized by different organizations. So, if you want to contribute more than the official participation fee, you are more than welcome to do so. ;-)

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 2020?

hello@magis.jesuits.eu

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, 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 2020?

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

• Eucharist

• 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! :-)