Jesuit Father Brian Paulson’s childhood in northern Illinois nurtured and inspired his Jesuit vocation. These lessons have carried him through his life as a Jesuit, from vocation director to high school president to his new role as provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province Jesuits. Read more
On behalf of our two Provinces and the world-wide Society of Jesus, we would like to thank and congratulate all of our Jubilarians this year, especially our Golden Jubilarians, for the generous and faith-filled lives of service they have offered to the Church and the Society over many years. Read more
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Br. Anthony R. Kreutzjans, S.J. (CDT), who died at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan, after a long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. May he rest in peace.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Joseph H. Boel, SJ (CDT), who died at 9:35 a.m. (EDT) on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan.
2014 Ordination Highlights
In the Midwest, the following five Jesuits were ordained on June 7, 2014, at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee by the Most Reverend Richard Sklba, DD, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Milwaukee: Christopher P. Johnson, Eric M. Sundrup, John F. Shea, Nathan C. Wendt, and Paul J. Shelton.
What are Jesuit Vows?
What do you think of when you hear "vows"? Chances are it's not promises to a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Mike Kennedy, SJ: Building Communities through Healing
Fr. Michael Kennedy, Executive Director of the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative (JRJI), speaks about his ministry to incarcerated youth in the Los Angeles area and JRJI's mission to "heal broken relationships".
The Vatican Observatory Foundation
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Gesu Parish is a thriving, caring, Gospel-centered community of Catholics in Cleveland, Ohio, focused on Ignatian spirituality.