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Jesuits and lay colleagues from the Jesuits West Province have partnered with to provide Ignatian prayers, inspirational messages, and personal reflections based on Gospel and other daily readings - all delivered to subscribers' mobile phone, desktop, or email inbox.

Launched in 2012, the free service reaches nearly 11,000 daily email subscribers, along with thousands of weekly web visitors across the country, helping to forge stronger connections with Ignatian spirituality. To date, the mobile app has had more than 82,000 downloads. lets users carry with them a comprehensive, portable prayer aid that accompanies them wherever and whenever they devote time to prayer.

The day's featured scripture reading, reflection, and suggested prayer are sent daily to email users, while mobile app users can opt to be automatically reminded to access the site or pray the Daily Examen. Desktop users are able to visit at any time to see the day's content, or browse through the archives.

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Among the most popular features are reflections written by Jesuits and Ignatian partners from ministries across the U.S., and a feature that allows users to electronically submit prayer requests, which are acknowledged within 24 hours and are prayed for weekly by Jesuits in our senior health communities, who also recognize the requests while celebrating Mass.

"As Jesuits West comes together, will provide all of us - scattered from Alaska to Arizona, Hawaii to Montana - with good prayers to use daily. And with reflections written by Jesuits and our friends from various works, this platform can really help us to feel united across the miles," said Fr. Chris Weekly, SJ, Jesuits West provincial assistant for parish and spiritual ministries.

"So far, has featured reflections by more than 400 Jesuits and lay colleagues, who reach people where they are - physically and spiritually," said Jeremy Langford, founding editor of and provincial assistant for advancement and communications for the Midwest Province Jesuits. "Besides growing our audience beyond our wildest imaginations, we have received and responded to over 22,000 prayer requests. Each week, we pass along to Jesuits messages of thanksgiving, expressions of doubt, petitions for people experiencing suffering in their lives, and parents praying for their kids. Today, when we ask ourselves what would St. Ignatius have us do, I believe he would encourage us to continue finding new ways to share with all, and we're very excited to partner with Jesuits and friends of the Society throughout the West."

Recent News

Father Martin Irwin Rock, SJ, longtime pastor of Jesuit parishes in Ogden, Utah and elsewhere, entered into God’s peace October 9 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 89 and had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 72 years, 58 as a priest.

Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints on October 15, including Brazilian Jesuit St. André de Soveral.

Father Norbert Jerome Rigali, SJ, retired professor of philosophy and religious studies at the University of San Diego and other Catholic universities, entered into God’s peace October 4 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif., after a long illness. He was 88.

The Bellarmine Preparatory (Tacoma) School Robotics team recently received a $10,000 Best Buy Community Grant. The grant will be used to extend the team’s community outreach with local Boys and Girls Clubs.

W. Kamau Bell was named the Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts at Santa Clara University for 2017-18. Bell is a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian and host of the Emmy Award-winning hit CNN documentary series “United Shades of America.” As Sinatra Artist-in-Residence, Bell will mentor and engage with students, faculty, and the Santa Clara University community.

Today the Society of Jesus celebrates the feast of St. Francis Borgia, SJ (1510-1572), the third Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

Father William Hayes, SJ, a fixture at Jesuit High School in Portland for 32 years where he served as vice principal, president, trustee, chancellor, planned giving director, and chaplain, entered into God’s peace September 26 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 89.

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