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An all-star collection of Grammy award-winning singers is teaming up with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) for a concert tour to raise awareness and funds to support expanded educational opportunities for displaced people through JRS’s Global Education Initiative.

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With great joy and gratitude, Jesuits West welcomed new novices who entered the Society of Jesus at The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, Calif., on August 20.

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Brother Stephen J. Souza, SJ, a Jesuit for 59 years, entered into God’s peace on August 27 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 81.

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Father Timothy Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, responds to the rescission of DACA with a letter to “Dreamers.”

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Today is the third annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the beginning of the Season for Creation.

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Dolores Mission, a Jesuit parish and elementary school best known as the birthplace of Homeboy Industries, broke ground on August 7 for a new 6,500 sq. ft., two-story facility to better serve the Boyle Heights community.

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Loyola High School of Los Angeles has promoted Ann Holmquist, EdD, to vice president for mission. She will provide leadership in the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and coordination of programs and activities to sustain and promote the school’s Catholic identity, Ignatian heritage, and Jesuit mission.

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Thirty-six Jesuit novices in the United States, Canada and Haiti professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience this month. A novice spends two years at the novitiate for the first stage of Jesuit formation, culminating in first vows — a public profession of commitment to the Society of Jesus.

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The editor of LMU Magazine reflects on the meeting of 200 Jesuits and lay partners who gathered on the LMU campus for two days of meetings to shape the new direction for Jesuits West.

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Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, has been appointed chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) newly established Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism.

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For the first time in 99 years, the summer sky will turn to night at midday Aug. 21 during a solar eclipse along a 70-mile wide path from coast to coast.

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Five Jesuits West novices professed First Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience at a Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel on the Loyola Marymount University campus on August 12.

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August 15 marked the centennial of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated for speaking out on behalf of the poor and oppressed in El Salvador. Blessed Romero was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel in San Salvador, during the country's civil war.

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Jesuits West, the newest province of the Society of Jesus in the United States, came into existence July 1, standing ready to serve as a force for good to God's people in 10 Western states and beyond.

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August 7, 2017 — Latin American Jesuits raised an alarm for Fr. Moreno, director of the Honduran Jesuit radio station.

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Reaffirming its commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability, Loyola Marymount University announced it has signed onto the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.

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August 2, 2017 — Today marks the feast of St. Peter Faber, SJ, one of the original seven members of the Society of Jesus.

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Today, July 31, is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away 459 years ago on this day in 1556.

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Father William Kiley Stolz, SJ, longtime teacher and administrator in Jesuit high schools in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose, and the Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, entered into God’s peace on July 21 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.

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July 25, 2017 — Free, online access to some of the most foundational scholarly publications and sources about the Society of Jesus is now available

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Father Daniel Gerald Ross, SJ, a highly respected sociologist and teacher in Taiwan, entered into God’s peace July 22 at the Cardinal Tien Hospital, Taipei. He was 83.

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A Santa Clara University School of Law alumna spends her days preparing legal strategies to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country, but at any moment, she could be picked up for deportation herself.

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Early in July, a group of U.S. veterans gathered to reflect on God’s presence throughout their military experience at a Jesuit retreat.

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The World Union of Jesuit Alumni was held for the first time ever in North America at John Carroll University in Cleveland from June 28-July 2.

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A new report from the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) and the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. reveals the inadequacy of the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) complaint and oversight system in investigating abuse allegations by migrants.

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