Between the 1st and the 9th of August 2020, the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus, in collaboration with other Jesuit Provinces and female Ignatian congregations, will organize a summer Magis Europe 2020 event for young adults. It’s a program for 18-35 year old youth, who are interested in Ignatian spirituality, mainly for participants from Europe, but representatives of other continents are also warmly welcome.
The meeting is divided in two parts: Ignatian experiments and the Closing event. The activities are designed to show young people the meaning of teamwork, to give them a sense of international community and to expose them to unusual situations which contribute to their human and spiritual growth. Magis event offers a number of various experiments to choose from, grouped in several categories: Pilgrimage, Spirituality, Service, Arts, Ecology and Culture. The venue of the experiments will be in Hungary and in neighboring Slovakia, Austria and Romania. The Closing event (7th – 9th of August) will take place in Miskolc, Hungary, where all the participants of Magis Europe 2020 will gather.
The central theme of the Magis 2020 will be the Eucharist. This is manifested by our slogan “Bread – Life – Love” as well. We are inspired by the fact that in September 2020 the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Budapest, Hungary, and also from the first of the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus: „To show the way to God”. Throughout the meeting we would like to discover the Eucharistic aspect of the Ignatian spirituality in depth.
The event will be held in English, therefore a sufficient level of knowledge of the language is needed.
Dates of the event
- Ignatian experiments: from the 1st to the 7th of August, in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Romania
- Closing Magis Festival: from the 7th to the 9th August, Miskolc, Hungary
People arrive individually to the venue of the experiment before 5 pm on the 1st of August. At the end of the experiments (7th August) Magis organizes the travel to the venue of the Magis Festival (Miskolc, Hungary). Departure after noon on the 9th August, Sunday.
Age of participants
Magis Europe 2020 aims young adults, aged from 18 to 35.
There is no exception for people under 18 years by any means. The upper age limit does not apply to consecrated persons, organizers, helpers, and there may be other exceptions agreed on with the organizing team. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Participation fee is 130,- EUR.
Participation fee for volunteers and consecrated persons is 70,- EUR
The price includes the entire stay, including accommodation, food, event merchandise and transportation from the venue of the experiment to the Closing event in Miskolc. The price does not include the transportation from your country and back – it must be arranged individually. The participants may apply for reduced fee with convincing justification.
Registration: From the 1st of March to the 15th of May, 2020.
Inigo team: Zoltán Koronkai SJ, György Hiba SJ, Erika Balla SJC, Kata Heim RSCJ