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On His Visit to Regina, Saskatchewan, Jesuit Superior General Meets with Indigenous Elders, Students at Mother Teresa Middle School

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Four men who answered God’s call are to be ordained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 9. The Mass will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in San Ysidro, within view of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa Ascobal, SJ, recently gave a 30-minute interview aired through Salt and Light Media, touching on the latest priorities of the Society of Jesus and what it means to have a Jesuit pope.

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May 26, 2018 — Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S., discusses some of the highlights of the provincials’ time with Father General.

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May 25, 2018 — Yesterday, Fr. Sosa continued his 12-day trip in Canada with a full day in Montreal.

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Jesuit Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, capped off the second day of his trip to Canada with a visit to Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ontario, which was constructed in 1926 in honor of six Jesuit and two lay martyrs from the 17th-century missions along the Wye River.

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On day one of his first official visit to Canada since being elected Superior General of the Jesuits in late 2016, Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J., started his agenda-packed day at Regis College in Toronto doing something he loves: meeting Jesuits in formation.

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The new Jesuit Archives & Research Center (JARC), a state-of-the art facility in St. Louis, will serve as a central repository for the collective historical resources of the Jesuits in the United States.

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The Jesuits West Province celebrated its 6th Annual Mother’s Day Carnation Masses at Saint Ignatius Catholic Parish, Portland, on May 12-13.

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More than 500 pounds of food that used to be discarded by University of San Francisco's cafeteria every week now feeds more than 200 San Franciscans in need, thanks to a growing group of student activists on a rescue mission.

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Dolores Mission, a small Jesuit parish in an economically challenged section of Los Angeles, has been making a dramatic impact on the people it serves for the past 30 years. The parish's unofficial motto is: "Just start.”

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Speakers and dates for the 2018 commencement ceremonies at the five Jesuit universities within the Jesuits West Province 10-state region have been announced.

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Father Patrick Conroy, SJ, a member of the Jesuits West Province, on Thursday rescinded his resignation and will retain his post as Chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Brother James Robert Sanders, SJ, entered into God’s peace April 16 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 77, a Jesuit for 26 years, and had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

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The city of Los Angeles has honored Loyola Marymount University with the first-ever Platinum recycLA Star Award for its sustainability efforts, including the university’s on-campus recycling center.

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April 20, 2018 — This Earth Day, the Jesuits invite you to embrace Pope Francis' call to care for creation, using Catholic and faith resources to guide you.

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April 24, 2018 — The new Jesuit Archives & Research Center hosted its first academic event, a symposium on Jesuits and the Sciences, with Fr. David Brown, SJ, of the Vatican Observatory as the keynote speaker.

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Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.

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Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.

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Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

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Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.

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Santa Clara University Law School alumna Lizbeth Mateo, JD, ’16 has reached another milestone: She’s the first undocumented immigrant named to statewide post in California.

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Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.

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Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.

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The Board of Directors of Verbum Dei High School announced the appointment of Father Stephen A. Privett, SJ, as president. Father Privett will lead the Catholic boys high school that has been acclaimed for providing its South Central Los Angeles students a rigorous college prep curriculum for more than five decades.

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