With family, friends, and hundreds of well-wishers in attendance, eight men from the California and Oregon provinces professed their First Vows in a Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel on the campus of Loyola Marymount University on August 9.
Jesuits and their colleagues, collaborators and friends—and all persons formed by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius—owe a debt of gratitude to Pope Pius VII. Without Pius VII, it is fair to say, there would be no Society of Jesus today, no Jesuit schools, colleges or universities, no Jesuit retreat houses and no Jesuit periodicals.
For more than a century, the California Province of the Society of Jesus has faithfully responded to the call of Christ to proclaim the Word of God and help men and women of all ages experience lives of faith, hope, and love.
Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, announced in a letter to the whole Society that at the end of this year he will convoke General Congregation 36 to be held in 2016.
Religious freedom is a fundamental human right of every person on earth. It has been recognized by international accords and by the Second Vatican Council. But religious liberty is under attack in many countries around the world.
Five men from diverse backgrounds and life experiences have answered God’s call and will be ordained as the newest priests of the California and Oregon provinces at a Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood on June 8.
Jesuit Father Chi Ngo first encountered the Jesuits not in high school or college, but at an Ignatian retreat — one that not only led him to his Jesuit vocation but also to his work as a spiritual director.
The California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California today announced a new initiative that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools, including Santa Clara University School of Law.
The Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, is launching an innovative, interactive new vocations website, www.jesuitvocations.org, in the United States.
Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt, 75, who refused to leave war-torn Syria, instead staying in Homs to help the poor and homeless, was beaten by armed men and killed with two bullets to the head today, according to an email sent by the Jesuits' Middle East province to the Jesuit headquarters in Rome.
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Loyola Institute for Spirituality
Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS), founded in 1997, is located in Orange, CA. LIS provides many programs and services for individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout Southern California and beyond.