Father Ted Kestler, SJ, minister to residents of Chefornak, Alaska, died in a house fire on October 12. He was 72. At the time of his passing, Fr. Kestler was serving in the Yup’ik village of Chefornak with a population of just over 400.
To raise awareness of the L.A. housing crisis and the opportunity to do something about it on Election Day, Jesuit institutions in Southern California are inviting all Angelenos to a special liturgy Saturday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood.
Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ, of Venezuela was elected the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus at the Jesuits’ General Congregation 36 (GC 36) October 14 in Rome. Fr. Sosa is the first Latin American Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church.
Today, the 215 Jesuits who are attending General Congregation 36 at the Jesuit headquarters in Rome begin a centuries-old practice called the murmuratio. Four days of one-on-one conversation and information gathering, the murmuratio is designed to prepare the delegation for the election of a new Superior General this Friday.
There are currently 30 Catholic high schools throughout the world, including several Jesuit schools from the Maryland Province, taking part in the Ignatian Carbon Challenge which is working to raise environmental awareness and help with sustainability.
Father Carmine J. Sacco, SJ, who was pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church in Tacoma for 32 years, 1979 to 2011, entered into God’s peace on September 21 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 91.
Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount University, Gonzaga University, and Seattle University ranked among the top eight universities in the Western United States in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
This fall, 48 new Jesuit novices joined the Society of Jesus in Canada, Haiti, and the U.S. Eleven of those men – part of the largest group of novices in the last 10 years – come from the California and Oregon provinces. Please use the seventh photo in the story of the California and Oregon Jesuits as the teaser image.
Eleven men joined the ranks of novices of the California and Oregon provinces when they entered The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, Calif., on August 21. Each of the men recently completed his two-week “first probation” which culminated with the Mass of Investiture.
The new executive director of Santa Clara University’s Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education recently sat down to answer some questions about his perspectives and passions —and how SCU’s mission is like pizza.
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