Jesuits' New Superior General Celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving
October 15, 2016 — This morning, the Jesuit delegates of
General Congregation 36 celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Church of the
Gesù in Rome. The Jesuits’ newly elected Superior General, Father Arturo Sosa, SJ,
delivered the homily, offering a spiritual message inspired by the Holy
Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, newly elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus
In his homily, Fr. Sosa first recalled that a few days
earlier, at the opening of the General Congregation, the Master of the
Dominicans had invited the Jesuits to the audacity of the improbable, something
that characterizes a person of faith. Fr. Sosa was even more daring: referring
to Mary, he opened the way to the audacity not only of the “improbable” but
also of the “impossible,” because “Nothing is impossible for God,” as the angel
Fr. Sosa added: “We ask the Lord for that kind of faith,
because we can make it our own, as the Society of Jesus, the faith expressed in
Mary’s words in response to receiving the extraordinary appeal: ‘Behold the handmaid
of the Lord, all be done according to thy words.’
“As Ignatius and his first companions, like so many brothers
who fought and lived under the banner of the cross in the service of the Lord
and his Church, we also want to contribute to what seems impossible today: a
humanity reconciled in justice, living in peace in a common house well-kept,
where there is room for everyone because we recognize that we are siblings, son
and daughters of the same and unique Father.”
Father General then stressed that Jesuits are not alone in trying
to accomplish this task; they do it in collaboration. Not only collaborators in
their works, but by making themselves collaborators of people, inside and
outside of the Church, who are involved in a mission that is not theirs exclusively,
a mission they share with many men and women dedicated to the service of
others. [Source: GC36.org]
November 6, 2018 — Benefactors and friends of Jesuits West attended the White Collar Luncheon held on All Saints Day at the Isaac Orr Room, Seattle Archdiocese Chancery. Over 25 Jesuits from Seattle U, Seattle Prep, Bellarmine Prep Tacoma and other NW Jesuit ministries were in attendance.
November 1, 2018 — Our new Director of Communications for the Jesuits West Province comes from our own Jesuit family. Tracey Primrose, who served for the last six and ½ years as the Secretary for Communications for the Jesuit Conference, is joining our team at Jesuits West.
October 29, 2018 — Most Reverend Michael Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland, ordained 6 Jesuits as Deacons at Christ the Light Cathedral. Two Deacons featured in the video, Andrew Laguna, SJ, and Francis Nguyen, SJ, are from Jesuits West Province.
October 23, 2018 – Two Jesuit Scholastics in 1st Studies, James Millikan, SJ, and Raymond Parcon, SJ, share their personal experiences of serving in Alaska frontier villages that are accessible only by plane or sea.
October 11, 2018 - TESTAROSSA Winery, located at the former Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos, Calif., hosted a 130th Anniversary luncheon commemorating the 1st harvest of grapes at the Novitiate Winery, October 11, 1888. TESTAROSSA owners, Rob & Diana Jensen invited the Sacred Heart Jesuit Community and Staff for wine tasting and buffet lunch.