“At a certain point, nearly 80 people across our team and in
Vatican City were aware of the talk — but we managed to keep it confidential
until the moment we unveiled it at TED2017,” said Bruno Giussani, TED’s
The pope planned his own message, but included initial input
from TED curators “to better understand the nature of the TED community.”
“A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that
individual can be you,” Pope Francis said. “And then there will be another
‘you,’ and another ‘you,’ and it turns into an ‘us.’ And so, does hope begin
when we have an ‘us?’ No. Hope began with one ‘you.’ When there is an ‘us,’
there begins a revolution.” [Source: TED]
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.
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.
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.”
August 26, 2018 – Bishop Thomas Daley of Spokane celebrated the 8:30 am Mass at St. Aloysius Church and officially announced Fr. Tom Lamanna, SJ, as the new Pastor. Fr. Jerry Graham, SJ, joins the parish team as Associate Pastor.
August 24, 2018 - In a letter released today, Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa addressed the Society of Jesus and its lay collaborators regarding the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.