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.
Father William R. Stoeger, SJ, astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, died March 24 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif., after a struggle with cancer. He was 70 years old and had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 52 years.
Father George V. Kennard, S.J., died February 27, 2014 at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, after a brief illness. He was 94, a Jesuit for 76 years, and an ordained priest for 64 years.
Today, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Church of the Gesù in Rome with fellow Jesuits for the feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, which is also the official start of the yearlong commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus.