A General Congregation of the Society of Jesus is an event steeped in history and significance — but one that most people know nothing about. In the 474-year history of the Society, it’s happened only 35 times; that changed today when Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, Superior General of the Jesuits, convoked the 36th General Congregation.
On December 3, the feast of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionaries and one of the first companions of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, the Society of Jesus celebrated a significant milestone: the establishment of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.
From the Sisters of St. Joseph to the Dominicans, from diocesan priests to Jesuits, religious vocations in the Catholic Church will be celebrated in 2015, which Pope Francis has named as the Year of Consecrated Life.
The Jesuits of the United States, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Kino Border Initiative, a bi-national border ministry in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, welcome President Obama’s announcement of temporary relief from deportation for as many as five million of our community members.
Santa Clara University religious studies and pastoral ministries professor Paul Crowley, S.J., who holds the Jesuit Community Professorship in Religious Studies, has been appointed the next editor of the journal Theological Studies, by its board of directors.
More than 1,300 people affiliated with Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and the larger Catholic Church will converge at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), November 15-17 in Washington, D.C.
All Saints Day in the city of Saint Francis was the backdrop for the installation of USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., on Nov. 1, and marked the opening a new era at the University of San Francisco.
Father John A. Donahue, SJ, missionary in Honduras, entered into God’s peace on September 1, 2014 at the Jesuit community in El Progresso. He was 67 and had been a Jesuit for 50 years and a missionary for 33 of his 35 years of priesthood.
Jesuit Father Mike Weiler, the provincial of the California Province Jesuits, is an inveterate fundraiser, an unusual claim to fame for a man who last raised money selling candy bars as a Little Leaguer.
Hundreds of benefactors, students, faculty, and staff, gathered for the dedication Mass of the Jeff ’80 and Liz Phelan Chapel of the North American Martyrs on the campus of Jesuit High School on September 17.
Loyola High School of Los Angeles, the oldest secondary school in Southern California, awarded Lewis Stueck ’53, Robert A. Buschelman ’57, Dr. Clarence L. Shields Jr. ’58, and the Hon. Paul Boland ’59 (posthumously) the prestigious Cahalan Award during the 13th annual Alumni Awards Dinner at Xavier Center on the Loyola campus on October 4.
On October 4, San Francisco's iconic St. Ignatius Church celebrates its 100th anniversary at its current site adjacent to the University of San Francisco campus at the corner of Parker Avenue and Fulton Street. Festivities will include the burial of a time capsule, Mass, and a gala dinner.
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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).