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Pope Francis in a challenging homily delivered at Geneva, Switzerland, asks us to examine the qualify of our complicated, over busy lifestyles. In the spirit of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, he invites us to simplicity, reflection and prayer.

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July 31, 2018 - A festive Mass was concelebrated at Santa Clara Mission Church on July 31 with President Mike Engh, SJ, as main celebrant and homilist. The Santa Clara Jesuit Community concelebrated the liturgy with members and friends of the Santa Clara University Community in attendance.

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July 30, 2018 - Fr. Provincial Scott Santarosa, SJ, initiates a year of prayer and discernment for Jesuits West Province. To assist in this process, each month a new prayer will be provided for Jesuits and friends to pray for the ministries of Jesuits West. To read Fr. Scott’s letter and the accompanying Fr. Pedro Arrupe prayer, click HERE.

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July 29, 2018 - Join in an informal discussion of Jesuit life.

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July 17, 2018 - Young people of the Antilles recieved a message from Pope Francis on Sunday, as they gather for the 6th Antilles Episcopal Conference Youth Assembly.

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June 28, 2018 - Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinal from 11 countries during the Ordinary Public Consistory in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica Thursday evening, June 28.

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June 20, 2018 - Pope Francis speaks out on behalf of migrant families and mothers separated from their children at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problem.

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June 15, 2018 - This year, the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus chose to hold its Ordination Mass a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border.

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June 14, 2018 - Rep. Juan Vargas read a letter on the U.S. House Floor by Jesuit West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, calling for support for the peaceful negotiation of a solution to the crisis in Nicaragua and for respect for the physical safety of all Nicaraguans.

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June 13, 2018 - Jesuits West is grateful to the William H. Hannon Foundation for being the first Foundation in Los Angeles to join the Provincial Circle with their gift of $400,000.

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June 11, 2018 - Bishop of San Diego, Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy ordained on Saturday, June 9, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Ysidro, California, four Jesuit Priests: Fr. JT Tanner, SJ , Fr. Elías Puentes, SJ, Fr. Alejandro Báez-González, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Flowers, SJ.

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June 10, 2018 - The Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus held its Ordination Mass near the U.S.-Mexico border to call attention to the plight of immigrants. Province leaders and priests also participated in a Prayer Rally on June 8 at Chicano Park in San Diego in support of immigrants.

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

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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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