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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.

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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.

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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.

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Seattle University is celebrating its 125th anniversary throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Celebrations include a speakers series and a gala in November.

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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.

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Today is the feast day of Saint Peter Claver, a Jesuit missionary known as the patron saint of slaves, African missions and interracial justice.

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Seventeen Jesuits were ordained as deacons recently at Masses in Boston and Montreal.

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Loyola Marymount University ranks among the nation’s top 20 schools for “Students Most Engaged in Community Service,” according to the Princeton Review’s 2017 guide to The Best 381 Colleges.

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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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Concert tour's performances will benefit Jesuit Refugee Service's Global Education Initiative.

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August 22, 2016 — "Ignacio de Loyola," a film produced by the Jesuit Communications Foundation in the Philippines, will be released in North American theatres on Friday, Aug. 26.

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Compassionate friend of and advocate for the homeless and vulnerable of our society, Father Robert “Bob” Jones, SJ, entered into God’s peace on August 11 in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 77.

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Seven Jesuits from the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus professed First Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience on August 13 in a Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel on the Loyola Marymount University campus.

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Following a national search, Siobhán Lawlor has been named the new provincial assistant for advancement and communication for the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus.

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Over the next two weeks, alumni from Jesuit schools of the California and Oregon provinces will be amongst a large group of Jesuit-educated alumni competing and coaching in the 31st Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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August 2, 2016 — Today marks the feast of St. Peter Faber, SJ, one of the original seven members of the Society of Jesus.

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July 31 is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away 460 years ago on that date in 1556. Father Dorian Llywelyn, SJ, executive director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University, examines the life of St. Ignatius.

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July 29, 2016 — A physician and Jesuit, Father Francisco Javier Díaz Díaz, SJ, was ordained to the priesthood this summer after 14 years of formation.

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The blending of the Oregon and California province websites is nearly complete. The finished website will launch on Sunday, July 31, Feast Day of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus.

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In an historic move, the Board of Trustees of Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, Calif.) has named alumnus Chris Meyercord as the school’s first lay president.

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Jesuit Father Bob Fabing, who was close friends with Mother Teresa, will sing at her canonization on September 4.

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2,200 pilgrims arrived in Lódz for the opening of MAGIS 2016, a program of service and faith-sharing approximately a week and a half preceding World Youth Day.

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When Joshua Benjamin and Ethan Kostishak began their journey at Brophy College Preparatory as freshmen in August 2012, they had no idea that four years later their hard work in the classroom and dedication to the Brophy mission of “Men for Others” would lead to recognition as Gates Millennium Scholars which includes the full cost of their undergraduate college education.

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Any student attending a Jesuit university has no doubt heard the word magis, Latin for “more,” dozens of times. The word references the Ignatian concept of learning more, doing more, choosing more and giving more. MAGIS is also the name of an international immersion experience immediately preceding World Youth Day, for young adults from Jesuit schools, parishes and ministries.

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With his brother Jesuits on hand to offer congratulations, Fr. Joseph Shirey, SJ, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 1 in a celebration at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., where he now resides.

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