Father Michael Schultheis, SJ, a staunch proponent of education who spent 40 years in Africa teaching and helping to open schools in several nations there, entered into God’s peace April 11 in Monrovia, Liberia. He was 84.
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Father George Kalib Aziz, SJ, entered into God’s peace May 12 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 89. Fr. Aziz was a member of the Society of Jesus for 72 years and an ordained priest for 59 years.
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Fr. William Blazek, SJ, has been named national director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, succeeding Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, who served for 14 years.
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It's that time of year again! Check out the roster of speakers and dates for the 2017 commencement ceremonies at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
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The University of San Francisco will dedicate Burl A. Toler Hall on May 9, renaming Phelan Hall in honor of Burl Toler '52, MA '66, co-captain of USF's famous 1951 football team.
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May 3, 2017 — Pope Francis gave a surprise recorded TED Talk presented on April 25 at the TED2017 conference, the first time a pope has ever given a TED Talk.
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May 1, 2017 — Today, on the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, the Catholic Church is also celebrating the first-ever Religious Brothers Day.
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Events
May 25, 2017
Join Ignite facilitator Maria Ochoa, and young adults ages 21-35, for a retreat focusing on how to integrate imagination and creativity into your prayer life. You will be guided through engaging practices and meaningful conversation on how Ignatian spirituality can be a source of inspiration. If you are looking for a space to encounter Spirit, learn practical tools, and meet new people, this is the retreat for you!

October 1-11, 2017
Join the USA Maryland and Northeast provinces for a pilgrimage to Spain to visit landmarks associated with St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier.

May 21-31, 2018
Please join us on a journey to Fatima, Porto, and Lisbon.

In Memoriam
Father Michael Schultheis, SJ, a staunch proponent of education who spent 40 years in Africa teaching and helping to open schools in several nations there, entered into God’s peace April 11 in Monrovia, Liberia. He was 84.

Father George Kalib Aziz, SJ, entered into God’s peace May 12 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 89. Fr. Aziz was a member of the Society of Jesus for 72 years and an ordained priest for 59 years.

Father Ron Funke, SJ, entered into God’s peace March 21 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 83. Teacher, hospital chaplain, parish priest, and sacramental minister, Fr. Funke’s upbeat approach and deep commitment to service made him a treasured presence in many lives.

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