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St. Ignatius was nothing if not meticulous about every aspect of the “Company of Jesus,” the Jesuit order, he founded almost 500 years ago. So last December when Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, the Jesuits’ Superior General convoked the 36th General Congregation to elect his successor, no one was ruffled.

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August 20, 2015 — Over the last few months, each of the nine Jesuit provinces of the U.S. and Canada held province congregation to elect the delegates for General Congregation 36.

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Twenty-four Jesuit novices in Canada and the United States professed First Vows of poverty, chastity and obedience this month. The profession of vows comes after a Jesuit completes his first two years of formation in the novitiate and signifies his commitment to the Society of Jesus.

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A new high school in San Jose is using new ways of teaching to raise expectations and send students’ hopes and test scores soaring. Walk onto the campus of the new Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School and you quickly realize that you’ve entered a different world than the high school you grew up in.

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Eight men from the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus completed their two-year novitiate program and professed First Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience before family, friends, and a large audience of well-wishers at a Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel at Loyola Marymount University on August 8.

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On August 4th, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors presented Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ, ’73, with a commemorative scroll honoring Loyola High School, its sesquicentennial, and its contribution to Los Angeles.

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Jesuit Father Jerry Martinson and the team at Kuangchi Program Service (KPS), a television production company in Taipei, Taiwan, have found a way to teach China about the Jesuits: through documentary dramas.

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The latest edition of Mission, the magazine of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, is now available online for your reading pleasure.

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Yolanda Brown serves as Parish Life Director at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, California.

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July 20, 2015 — At Ignatius Cafe in Los Angeles, Jesuit Father Robert Dae-je Choi serves quality coffee to support St. Agnes Korean Catholic Church.

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A shower, a shave and an overnight stay in Vatican City: these are just a few of the services Pope Francis is providing for the thousands of homeless and poor in Rome.

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July 13, 2015 — Jesuits Louie Hotop, SJ, and Br. Matt Wooters, SJ, hosted their own podcast, “In Other News,” while studying at Saint Louis University.

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Nearly 300 Jesuits met recently at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles to discuss their role in the rapidly changing digital world.

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Seven Jesuit scholars are in Sunnyside for several weeks, running a camp at St. Joseph’s parish and assisting at the church.

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Father William F. Breault, S.J., artist, author, archivist, and teacher, died June 29 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 88.

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Fr. Ike Udoh, SJ, ordained to the priesthood on June 13, looks forward to serving God's people through the liturgy and sacraments.

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Today Pope Francis released his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si': On the Care for Our Common Home," calling on all people worldwide to act on climate change as a moral responsibility.

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Father Tennant C. “Tenny” Wright, SJ, longtime professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University, died June 17, 2015 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 87.

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The Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 28 Jesuits in Canada and the United States to the priesthood this summer — the largest group of new priests ordained by the Jesuits in more than 15 years.

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Seven men from the California and Oregon provinces who answered God's call were ordained as Jesuit priests at a Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood on June 13. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez served as the chief celebrant of the Mass. The seven are part of a larger group of 28 men ordained as Jesuit priests in the U.S. this summer.

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For over 50 years, Jesuit Father Joseph Retzel served Native American communities across Montana.

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Loyola's Sesquicentennial hit a high note on Tuesday, May 19th as Fr. Goethals, SJ '73 offered the Opening Prayer as Guest Chaplain at the House of Representatives.

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Father Gerald P. Sullivan, S.J., died Saturday, May 15, in Regis Infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, after a long illness. He was 78 years old.

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Father John J. Lo Schiavo, SJ, former president and chancellor of the University of San Francisco, died May 15, 2015 at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 90, a Jesuit for nearly 73 years, and a priest for nearly 60 years.

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PHILADELPHIA Launching a "Year of Encounter with Pope Francis," social justice activists from around the country gathered here April 30-May 1, attempting to harness the momentum of a religious leader who, again and again, has focused attention on the poor and marginalized.

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