Thursday 13 January 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Matteo Ricci SJ : A pioneer of Europe-China relations



Round table conference

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“By offering holy pictures, all my desire is that they serve you for a long life, for an unspoilt prosperity, the protection of heaven upon the kingdom and for the prosperity of the people. I humbly beg the Emperor to have compassion on me who has come to subordinate himself sincerely under his rule.”

M. Ricci, Supplication to the Emperor, 1621

 

Father Matteo Ricci SJ (1552-1610), a member of the second Jesuit generation to arrive in China, was the first European to enter the Forbidden City of Beijing. Of Italian origin, Ricci was trained in the practice of science and philosophy. Coming to China as a messenger of the Gospel, he sought to develop such a mission as to evangelise the Chinese people without rejecting their culture. Declining to impose an imported religious discourse, he let himself being transformed by the customs of his hosts.

With Ricci, Christianity, for the first time in its history, faced a civilization older than herself, in a country whose population was greater than that of Europe. Ricci gained the respect of his hosts not by force of arms, but by a profound openness to the cultural, spiritual and philosophical wealth of the Chinese Empire.

 

On the occasion of 4th centenary of the death of Matteo Ricci, the Jesuit European Office and the Chapel of the Resurrection invite you to a round table expert conference :

Henri Madelin SJ, Professor at Institut d’études politiques de Paris
Ricci today - his relevance, his inheritance

Isaia Iannaccone, Novelist and sinologist, Observatoire Astronomique Paris
The Introduction of the discoveries of Galileo and of European technology to China

Nicolas Standaert SJ, Professor of Sinology at KU Leuven
Matteo Ricci shaped by the Chinese

 

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Ricci (Former Jesuit College Ingolstadt)

Que le vent soit toujours
derrière vous
Et la pluie tombe doucement
sur vos champs.
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Agenda Mars 2017

Chaque jeudi :
Ecumenical Prayer Lunch
Le prochain Prayer Lunch
Jeudi 30.03.2017, 13:00
Célébré par Sean Carroll, a member of the Quaker House in Brussels

Eucharistie
Mercredi des cendres
Mercredi 01.03.2017 - 13:15 et 18:00

Méditation :
Ignatian Prayer Group
Vendredi, 03.03, 10.03, 17.03, 24.03. and 31.03.2017- 18:00

Movie Afternoon
"The plight of undocumented migrants in Europe"
Samedi, 04.03.2017 - 14:00

Eucharistie
Sunday European Mass for Young Professionals
Dimanche 05.03. et 19.03. 2017 - 19:00

Méditation :
Christian Meditation Group
Lundi, 06.03, 13.03 et 20.03.2017 - 19:00

Table Ronde
Droits Humains et modes de consommation européens
Mardi, 07.03.2017, 15:00


Vernissage
Exposition de photographies : Conflict Minerals
Mardi, 07.03.2017, 17:00


Conférence :
Islam and Europe : is there a common ground ?
Mercredi 08.03.2017, 19:00


Concert
Flûte et guitare - Au profit de Foi et Lumière
Lundi, 13.03.2017, 13:30

Travellers Café
The Heart of Iran
Mercredi, 15.03.2017 - 19:00

Eucharistie
Commemoration Eucharist BXL Attacks
Mercredi, 22.03.2017 - 13:15

Movie Night
Poveda
Mercredi, 22.03.2017 - 19:00

Prière
Veillé de Prière Oecumenique bilingue
Vendredi, 24.03.2017, 20:00

Eucharistie
Messe pour les enfants animée par les parents
Dimanche, 26.03.2017 - 11:00

Book Launch :
"Advancing Religious Freedom"
Lundi, 27.03.2017, 19:00
organized by CEC. Further details to follow.

Prière
Anglican Communion Service
Mardi 28.03.2017 - 12:15

Prière
Prière de Midi Orthodoxe
Mercredi, 29/03/2017, 12:30