Father John A. Donahue, SJ, missionary in Honduras, entered into God’s peace on September 1, 2014 at the Jesuit community in El Progresso. He was 67 and had been a Jesuit for 50 years and a missionary for 33 of his 35 years of priesthood.
Jesuit Father Mike Weiler, the provincial of the California Province Jesuits, is an inveterate fundraiser, an unusual claim to fame for a man who last raised money selling candy bars as a Little Leaguer.
Hundreds of benefactors, students, faculty, and staff, gathered for the dedication Mass of the Jeff ’80 and Liz Phelan Chapel of the North American Martyrs on the campus of Jesuit High School on September 17.
Loyola High School of Los Angeles, the oldest secondary school in Southern California, awarded Lewis Stueck ’53, Robert A. Buschelman ’57, Dr. Clarence L. Shields Jr. ’58, and the Hon. Paul Boland ’59 (posthumously) the prestigious Cahalan Award during the 13th annual Alumni Awards Dinner at Xavier Center on the Loyola campus on October 4.
On October 4, San Francisco's iconic St. Ignatius Church celebrates its 100th anniversary at its current site adjacent to the University of San Francisco campus at the corner of Parker Avenue and Fulton Street. Festivities will include the burial of a time capsule, Mass, and a gala dinner.
With family, friends, and hundreds of well-wishers in attendance, eight men from the California and Oregon provinces professed their First Vows in a Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel on the campus of Loyola Marymount University on August 9.
Jesuits and their colleagues, collaborators and friends—and all persons formed by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius—owe a debt of gratitude to Pope Pius VII. Without Pius VII, it is fair to say, there would be no Society of Jesus today, no Jesuit schools, colleges or universities, no Jesuit retreat houses and no Jesuit periodicals.
For more than a century, the California Province of the Society of Jesus has faithfully responded to the call of Christ to proclaim the Word of God and help men and women of all ages experience lives of faith, hope, and love.
Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, announced in a letter to the whole Society that at the end of this year he will convoke General Congregation 36 to be held in 2016.
Religious freedom is a fundamental human right of every person on earth. It has been recognized by international accords and by the Second Vatican Council. But religious liberty is under attack in many countries around the world.