November 4, 2016 — What’s your real age? What country best
fits your personality? The internet has a quiz for almost everything and now
you can find out which Jesuit saint you are. To celebrate the Feast of All
Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus on Nov. 5, the Jesuits have launched a quiz that reveals your inner Jesuit.
Answer a few questions to find your Jesuit saint. Tough
enough to withstand torture? You may be St. Nicholas Owen, a Jesuit brother who
constructed hiding spaces for priests during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of
England and was later tortured to death in the Tower of London.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
If you’ve gone so far as to care for plague victims to
sacrifice for others, you may be St. Aloysius Gonzaga, who died at age 23 after
caring for the sick in Rome. Perhaps
your family has royal bloodlines? St. Francis Borgia, third Superior General of
the Society and a Spanish nobleman, can relate.
St. Francis Borgia
There are dozens of Jesuit saints who have lived Ignatian
values in inspirational ways, from a humble door keeper to St. Ignatius
himself, founder of the Society of Jesus. There are many more unofficial saints
— men and women — who have also lived these values, like
Juana of Austria, the only woman Jesuit.
Take the quiz and get to know a few of them as we
celebrate their holy lives on this feast day.
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.
September 2, 2018 - The Jesuits West Prayer for September centers on St. Peter Claver, SJ, whose feast day is September 9. From 1610 until his death in 1654, Peter Claver, ministered to the slaves brought from Africa to Cartagena, Colombia. Peter signed his name, “slave of the slaves forever.”