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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 John P. McBride, SJ, veteran of the 75th Infantry Division during WW II who saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and helped in the liberation of France before becoming a teacher, pastor, and chaplain throughout the Northwest, entered into God’s peace October 20.

A year following his death, the late Jesuit Superior General Father Peter-HansKolvenbach, SJ, has been honored with the launch of a new website.

Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School has named Margaret Higgins, PhD, its next president.

This fall, the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight program will mark a decade highlighting the mission of Jesuit education through basketball with two Jesuit Basketball Classics, played by four men’s and women’s teams.

Father Lawrence Bernard Murphy, SJ, longtime teacher at Loyola High School and parish priest at St. Brendan’s Church, Los Angeles, entered into God’s peace October 18 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 90.

The Jesuit High School of Sacramento Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Father John P. McGarry, SJ, as the school’s new president. Father McGarry will assume his duties at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

From November 4-6, nearly 2,000 individuals — mainly young adults representing 26 Jesuit colleges and universities, 49 Jesuit high schools, seven Jesuit parishes, current and former Jesuit Volunteers, and hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools — gathered to hear speakers talk about social justice concerns ranging from Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ communities in the Catholic Church to feminism and environmental justice.

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