News
Father Roberto “Carlos” Durán, SJ, Ordained in San Salvador

Congratulations and prayers for Father Roberto “Carlos” Durán, who was ordained to the priesthood March 23 at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador in the crypt of Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero.

San Salvador Archbishop José Luis Escobar Arias presided at the Ordination liturgy.

Father Durán is currently doing pastoral work in El Salvador at Parroquia San Bartolomé in Arcatao. Because of difficulties with his visa, Fr. Durán had to return to his native El Salvador to continue with his formation. He was originally set to be ordained this June in San Diego with four other Jesuits.

Jesuits West Provincial Father Scott Santarosa, SJ, said, “We hope that Carlos can return to the Faber Community in Boston, but when we join the Society, we join a worldwide body. So, like Carlos, we ask God to help us flourish wherever we are. Let us pray for our brother, Carlos, as he begins his ministry. And, let us also pray that he will return home to us soon.”

Father Durán undertook his first studies at Loyola University Chicago and the Jesuit philosophy program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the Universidad Don Bosco in El Salvador.





Recent News

March 12, 2019 — Passed to the Lord on Saturday Morning February 9, 2019 at the hospital in Los Gatos.

March 6, 2019 — Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. The Ignatian family offers a wide array of resources to guide you through the next 40 days.

March 4, 2019 — We invite you to join us in praying the Novena of Grace of Saint Francis Xavier (March 4-12).

March 1, 2019 — You are invited to use the attached prayer of A Litany to St. Joseph the Worker, in your personal reflections and other appropriate gatherings. Kindly share with friends.

February 20, 2019 — Jesuits West Province is pleased to announce that Mike Chambers has been appointed Associate PASE (Provincial Assistant for Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education) beginning August 1, 2019.

February 19, 2019 — The Society of Jesus has four new core preferences that will guide its mission for the next 10 years, Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa announced Tuesday.

February 5, 2019 — Today, on the 28th anniversary of his death, the cause for the beatification and canonization of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, opens.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Mission Magazine - Fall 2018

Mission Magazine - Spring 2018

Mission Magazine - Fall 2017


Companions
Fall, 2018

Companions
Summer, 2018

Companions
Fall, 2017


Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra
The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).