February 16, 2017 — The Society of Jesus' 36th General Congregation took place from October 2 – November 12, 2016. The gathering produced a new Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, of Venezuela, and a number of documents and decrees to guide the future of the Society.
The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Throughout the upcoming Lenten season, more than 30 writers from throughout the national Jesuit network, including Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, will explore response to injustice through a daily blog series titled "Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity."
Father Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, reflects on the plight of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, who was deported from the U.S. to Mexico and separated from her two teenage children, both of them U.S. citizens.
An emerging trend in legal services is the “low bono” practice, in which lawyers offer reduced fees to low- and moderate-income clients. Seattle University School of Law launched an innovative program in 2013 to help prepare lawyers who can fill this need.
The 41 members of the University of San Francisco’s (USF) Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a resolution backing the recent statements and actions by USF President Father Paul J. Fitzgerald, SJ, to protect USF students participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA strongly opposes the Trump administration’s efforts to halt the resettlement of refugees to the United States, to reduce the number of refugees admitted annually, and to ban resettlement of certain nationalities.
The Jesuits of Canada and the United States denounce the Trump administration’s Executive Order suspending and barring refugees and banning nationals of seven countries as an affront to our mission and an assault on American and Christian values.
Pondering what God may be calling you to do about a next step in life? Ignatian Companions in Discernment offers small groups of companions to help you apply principles of Ignatian discernment to your life decisions, developing a deeper practice of discernment.
People make the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola for a variety of reasons, but for actor Andrew Garfield it was to help him prepare for a featured role of a Jesuit in the Martin Scorsese film “Silence.”
Survivors, advocacy groups, scholars, and law enforcement officials will gather at Loyola Marymount University January 24-26 for a multi-faceted symposium on issues surrounding sex and labor trafficking.
Brother Patrick Flannigan, SJ, entered into God’s peace January 3 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 76. A quiet, effective, and warm man and servant of God, Br. Flannigan exuded a deep joy to others in his dedicated work as a helper, guide, counselor, and manager of financial/temporal matters.
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Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS), founded in 1997, is located in Orange, CA. LIS provides many programs and services for individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout Southern California and beyond.