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La Mission jésuite de Ghazir (1843-1965)

Winner of the 2021 Literary Prize of L’Œuvre d'Orient

The Literary Prize of L’Œuvre d'Orient 2021 is awarded to Khalil KARAM and Charbel MATTA, La Mission Jésuite de Ghazir 1843-1965, Le retour de la Compagnie de Jésus au Liban. Ed. Presses de l’Université Saint-Joseph.

This book is a tribute to the Jesuits who spent 122 years in Ghazir as part of their educational mission.

This book is a meticulous work of memory, featuring black and white photographs, documents and testimonies. It is a novel way of understanding the uniqueness of Lebanon and its identity, both in terms of education and the values inherited from the Francophonie.

Khalil Karam and Charbel Matta highlight the fundamental role of the Jesuits in the service of the Eastern Churches.

“It is a celebration of the union of Western and Eastern Christians.”
Anne Bénédicte Hoffner, Jury Member
“A very moving piece of work that puts together a collection of beautiful photos.”
Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, Jury President

The book is on sale at PUSJ:

Prix Littéraire de l'Œuvre d'Orient 2021

Rector’s Message to USJ Alumni

Covid-19: Preventive Measures Guide

The safety of the USJ Community is the responsibility of each of its members.

The implementation and compliance with all the guidelines set out in this document by each and every member of the USJ Community is imperative to optimize the safety and protection of all.

Administrative and academic work (apart from teaching) will be done on site while respecting social distancing and natural ventilation inside each office.

If this proves to be impossible, the presence of staff members and full-time teachers of each institution will be done on a rotational basis with the prior approval of the head of department.

Access to the campuses is restricted to students, faculty members and staff of the University, as well as guests from outside the University invited to attend meetings.

The presence of students can be scheduled, when necessary, under the following conditions:
• Get the prior approval of the head of the institution.
• Avoid gathering more than 20 people per classroom.
• Record attendance each time to ensure traceability.

Anyone returning from a trip to an endemic region must confine themselves for a period of 14 days and not come to the University before the end of this period.