Jesuits West sponsored a spiritually enriching Portugal
Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima and the renown cities of
Porto and Lisbon, May 21-31. Father Sam
Bellino, SJ, and Father John Mossi, SJ, were the spiritual directors for the
journey which included daily Masses at Fatima, and visits to significant
shrines and cathedrals, as well as the famous baroque Jesuit Church of San
Under expert tour guides, 31 pilgrims experienced the
cultural, historical, and Catholic traditions of Portugal. St. Isabella of
Portugal was the special pilgrimage patron whose tomb was visited at the
Monastery of St. Clare, Coimbra. The
city of Porto included Port wine tasting followed by a relaxing cruise of the
Douro River. In Sintra, the World Heritage royal Pena Palace of Ferdinand II
was a unique highlight. In Lisbon, the
tour ended with a visit to an artisan tile factory and then a festive farewell
dinner featuring Portuguese Fado music.
Jesuits West is sponsoring two pilgrimages in 2019: April in
Paris, April 23 – May 2, and the El Camino De Santiago, Spain, September 30 –
October 11, 2019. For more information, visit the Events section of the Jesuits
West Province website at www.jesuitswest.org
May 8, 2019 — Working through shareholder activism, in partnership with investors and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Jesuits West has helped pass a shareholder resolution to hold GEO Group, one of the largest prison and detention center operators in the country, accountable for human rights and treatment of detainees.
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