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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.

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Cristo Rey High School in Sacramento announced the appointment of David Perry as incoming president, effective July 1. He comes to Cristo Rey with more than 15 years of educational experience.

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May 31, 2018 — The Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. join our brother Jesuits and the Nicaraguan bishops in denouncing recent violence in Nicaragua.

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The inaugural graduating class of Loyola Academy at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix was honored May 11 at a signing ceremony at which graduates announced their post-graduation plans.

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On His Visit to Regina, Saskatchewan, Jesuit Superior General Meets with Indigenous Elders, Students at Mother Teresa Middle School

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Four men who answered God’s call are to be ordained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 9. The Mass will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in San Ysidro, within view of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa Ascobal, SJ, recently gave a 30-minute interview aired through Salt and Light Media, touching on the latest priorities of the Society of Jesus and what it means to have a Jesuit pope.

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May 26, 2018 — Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S., discusses some of the highlights of the provincials’ time with Father General.

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May 25, 2018 — Yesterday, Fr. Sosa continued his 12-day trip in Canada with a full day in Montreal.

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Jesuit Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, capped off the second day of his trip to Canada with a visit to Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ontario, which was constructed in 1926 in honor of six Jesuit and two lay martyrs from the 17th-century missions along the Wye River.

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On day one of his first official visit to Canada since being elected Superior General of the Jesuits in late 2016, Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J., started his agenda-packed day at Regis College in Toronto doing something he loves: meeting Jesuits in formation.

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The new Jesuit Archives & Research Center (JARC), a state-of-the art facility in St. Louis, will serve as a central repository for the collective historical resources of the Jesuits in the United States.

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The Jesuits West Province celebrated its 6th Annual Mother’s Day Carnation Masses at Saint Ignatius Catholic Parish, Portland, on May 12-13.

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More than 500 pounds of food that used to be discarded by University of San Francisco's cafeteria every week now feeds more than 200 San Franciscans in need, thanks to a growing group of student activists on a rescue mission.

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Dolores Mission, a small Jesuit parish in an economically challenged section of Los Angeles, has been making a dramatic impact on the people it serves for the past 30 years. The parish's unofficial motto is: "Just start.”

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Speakers and dates for the 2018 commencement ceremonies at the five Jesuit universities within the Jesuits West Province 10-state region have been announced.

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Father Patrick Conroy, SJ, a member of the Jesuits West Province, on Thursday rescinded his resignation and will retain his post as Chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Brother James Robert Sanders, SJ, entered into God’s peace April 16 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 77, a Jesuit for 26 years, and had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

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January 2-9, 2019, St. Clare’s Retreat Center, Soquel, CA Join us for an introduction to the contemplative way of life and to the Jesus Prayer. This retreat, led by Fr. Anton Altonder, SJ, of Germany, is open to all.

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The city of Los Angeles has honored Loyola Marymount University with the first-ever Platinum recycLA Star Award for its sustainability efforts, including the university’s on-campus recycling center.

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April 20, 2018 — This Earth Day, the Jesuits invite you to embrace Pope Francis' call to care for creation, using Catholic and faith resources to guide you.

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April 24, 2018 — The new Jesuit Archives & Research Center hosted its first academic event, a symposium on Jesuits and the Sciences, with Fr. David Brown, SJ, of the Vatican Observatory as the keynote speaker.

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Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.

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Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.

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Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.

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