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‘Have I helped someone today?’ This is the question Fr. Bob Braunreuther, SJ, poses to himself at the end of each day.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Benjamin R. Morin, SJ, who died at 3:30 p.m. on April 23, 2015, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He was 94 years old. May he rest in peace.

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After studying philosophy in Lima, Peru and teaching at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, Christopher Staab, SJ, finds himself a full time student of theology in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Read his reflection on finding beauty in simplicity on his journey through Jesuit formation.

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April 15, 2015 — Golfer Jordan Spieth, who won the Masters Golf Tournament on April 12, is a recent grad of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.

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April 14, 2015 — Fr. William Muller, SJ, was named executive director of the newly-established organization.

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Michael Rossmann, SJ, attributes his vocation to a retreat on Ignatian Spirituality led by Fr. Brian Daley, SJ. Read about the impact Fr. Daley had on Michael's journey through Jesuit formation.

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April 3, 2015 – With sustained winds of 160 mph, Super Typhoon Maysak struck the Pacific region this week, causing severe damage throughout Micronesia. More information on the storm damage, with ways to provide urgent help can be found here.

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Marquette University High School in Milwaukee names Rev. Michael Marco, SJ, as its 11th president, starting July 1, 2016.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John F. Pennington, SJ, who died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He was 78 years old. May he rest in peace.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Br. Donald H. Bengert, SJ, who died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Mich. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.

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Last month, Jesuit provincials from Canada, the U.S., Central America and Mexico visited the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. “It was very moving to see firsthand this important ministry,” said Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province Jesuits.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Leon S. Rausch, SJ, who was called to eternal life on March 14, 2015. He was 90 years old, a Jesuit for 68 years, and a priest for 55 years.

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The Jesuit Refugee Service this year Celebrates 35 years of accompaniment to refugees at the fronties, as Father Tom Smolich, SJ, prepares for his role as International Director

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March 12, 2015 — Teacher. Campus minister. Parish priest. Author. World traveler. Photographer. Mountain climber. These are just some of the words that describe Fr. Joe Eagan, SJ.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Br. Robert G. Cardosi, SJ, who died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. Bob was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Br. David L. Henderson, SJ, who died at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He was 71 years old. May he rest in peace.

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Troy Wharton, principal of Jesuit Academy (formerly Jesuit Middle School of Omaha), explains the school's model and how it is working to improve the lives of young African-American males in the Omaha area.

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February 25, 2015 — The Ignatian Spirituality Project is a national network providing Ignatian retreats to men and women who are homeless and in recovery from addiction.

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February 22, 2015 — After more than eight months in captivity, Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar has been released from Afghanistan.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Harold J. Sommer, SJ, who died Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.

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February 11, 2015 — The world’s first Jesuit community college is scheduled to open this August.

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On Sunday, February 8, 2015, US and Canadian Jesuit Provincials and members of the Jesuit Conference visited the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) in Nogales, AZ.

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February 5, 2015 — Pope Francis will become the first pope to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress on September 24, House Speaker John Boehner announced today.

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As a symbol of gratitude for family, friends, and benefactors, the Midwest Jesuits are hosting Lenten days of prayer and reflection in 2015.

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January 23, 2015 — After 75 years, four new, real bells have been placed in the tower of the Madonna della Strada Chapel at Loyola University Chicago, which long used electronic chimes.

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