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Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, spent his 80th birthday week in El Salvador with provincials from Canada, the U.S., and Latin America to discuss a wide range of issues, from the needs of migrants and educational opportunities for the poor to environmental protection, and the rights of native people.

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Jesuit Refugee Service joined 10 other humanitarian organizations to urge the government of Kenya to reconsider the recent announcement that Kenya would close refugee camps in the country.

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It's that time of year again! Click here for the full list of speakers and dates for the 2016 commencement ceremonies at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

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May 6, 2016 — Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, has received the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year award from the James Beard Foundation.

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April 30, 2016 — Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, a peace activist and writer, died on April 30 in New York City at age 94.

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More than 90 representatives of Jesuit social ministries from more than a dozen countries gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, earlier this month to discuss social justice issues, including the environment, crime and migration.

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Michael Waterstone has been appointed the 18th dean and senior vice president of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Waterstone will assume his new position effective June 1, 2016.

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Nearly 100 benefactors and friends gathered on April 16 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., to celebrate the successful conclusion of the California Province’s Generations Capital Campaign.

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April 22, 2016 — Today is Earth Day, and Jesuit high schools, universities, parishes and ministries are living the call to action put forth by Laudato Si’.

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Father Jim Reites, SJ, a beloved member of many, varied communities at Santa Clara University for the past 41 years, unexpectedly entered into God’s peace on the night of April 15. He was 78 and served on the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies where he was associate professor and former department chair, and helped found the Xavier Residential Learning Community, where he served as faculty director.

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April 16, 2016 — Pope Francis' five-hour visit to Greece ended with him offering safe passage to Italy to 12 Syrian Muslims, half under the age of 18.

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President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at Loyola Marymount University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 7.

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April 8, 2016 —Today Pope Francis released the highly anticipated "Amoris Laetitia," his reflection on the family.

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April 4, 2016 — Fr. Brian Christopher, SJ, who serves at Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Antonio, has spent much time as a Jesuit in Central America. Here he reflects on visiting El Salvador.

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March 29, 2016 — Fr. Kevin O'Brien, SJ, Georgetown University's VP of Mission and Ministry, will become the new dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.

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March 25, 2016 — As Jesus hung on the cross, he uttered seven last phrases of great meaning to those contemplating his passion and death. Today, on Good Friday, we remember his Seven Last Words, which have been widely used in Good Friday homilies.

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Nearly 130 benefactors and friends gathered on March 19 at The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, Calif., to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Generations Capital Campaign.

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March 18, 2016 — Colleen Sinsky, a 2010 graduate of Santa Clara University, cut short a Mediterranean backpacking trip to aid refugees in Greece last year.

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March 1, 2016 — Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Daniel Spotswood, SJ, grew up far from the mountains, but his Jesuit vocation would lead him west where he discovered a passion for mounrtain climbing.

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March 18, 2016 — At age 81, Fr. Leo O'Donovan, SJ, president emeritus of Georgetown University, is taking on a new job: director of mission for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

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March 16, 2016 — Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, has selected Thomas D. Arndorfer as its twelfth president, succeeding John Gladstone who will retire after 11 years.

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March 10, 2016 — Today the Society of Jesus celebrates the feast day of Saint John Ogilvie, SJ, a Jesuit martyr.

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March 7, 2016 — Polish Jesuit Father Waldemar Los, general program coordinator for MAGIS preceding World Youth Day in Krakow, explains the history and Ignatian mission of MAGIS.

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March 1, 2016 — Pope Francis personally responds to questions from kids in his first children’s book, published by Jesuit-run Loyola Press.

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Since 1888, Jesuits have maintained a presence on the hills of Los Gatos, overlooking the Santa Clara Valley. Following is a brief photo history, from the initial building to the modified structure on the same site, which now serves as the retirement center and infirmary for aged and infirm Jesuits of the California and Oregon provinces.

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