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The martyrdom of the six Jesuits and two lay companions on November 16, 1989, was a turning point in the Salvadoran Civil War (1979–92)...

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Over 170 Jesuit alums were in attendance to hear Kevin Willer on October 27, 2014 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Kevin is a partner at Chicago Ventures, and previously CEO of 1871, and co-founder of the Google Chicago Office.

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“What’s going to happen to me? Where will I sleep? Will I be kidnapped? Will people understand me? Will they even care to try?” With these questions in mind, thirty dollars and a one-way bus ticket in his pocket, Dan Dixon, SJ prepared to embark on a month-long pilgrimage. This is his story.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother Fr. Gerald T. Regan, S.J., who was called to eternal life on October 23, 2014. He was 83 years old, a Jesuit for 65 years, and a priest for 50 years. Most knew him as Jerry, and later as G.T.

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October 20, 2014 — The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family culminated on Oct. 19 when Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI during the closing Mass.

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October 17, 2014 — U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities will honor the late James Foley on Oct. 18, what would have been his 41st birthday.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life Fr. Bill Harmless, S.J., who was called to eternal life on October 14, 2014. Bill died suddenly and unexpectedly while out for an evening walk. He was 61 years old, a Jesuit for 36 years, and a priest for 27 years.

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In June, 2015, Adam DeLeon, SJ, will be ordained a Jesuit priest, the culmination of a journey that began a decade ago. Eric Immel, SJ, began his own formation as a Jesuit when he joined the Society of Jesus as a novice in 2011. In these reflections, they recall experiences that changed the way they looked at themselves-- and at the world.

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The Photographic Society of America, a world-wide organization with 6000 members, presented Don Doll, S.J., with their highest photojournalism award at a banquet held in Albuquerque, NM, on October 3rd.

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I was fortunate to spend my summer in Northeast India. The Wisconsin Province has a long relationship with the Kohima Region, and it was my turn to make the trip, working and living with Jesuits who truly go to the frontiers. Here’s just a short story about one night in a village in Northeast India.

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"What are the differences between a job, a career, and a vocation?" Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, currently in First Studies at Loyola University Chicago, reflects on his desire to serve others through his Jesuit vocation.

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September 27, 2014 — Pope Francis celebrated a special liturgy of thanksgiving in the Church of the Gesù in Rome today to mark the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus.

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Becoming a Jesuit priest or brother is a long, thoughtful process, and whether you’re Pope Francis or one of the 36 men who entered the Society of Jesus this past summer...

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The Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus offers deepest gratitude to our friends, benefactors, partners, and companions for their generous support.
Click here to read the annual Honor Roll in pdf format

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The Jesuits are pleased to announce a thirteen-day Spriritual Journey to the Holy Land, under the Spiritual Direction of Fr. John P. Mossi, SJ. The trip will take place from March 15 to 27, 2015.For

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September 12, 2014 — All 28 U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 America’s “Best Colleges” report.

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September 10, 2014 — Pope Francis has appointed U.S. Jesuit Father Robert J. Geisinger as the Promoter of Justice at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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The Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces of the Society of Jesus (Midwest Jesuits) are seeking an Assistant Treasurer.

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September 3, 2014 — As superiors for senior Jesuit communities, Frs. Jonathan Haschka, SJ, and John Libens, SJ, offer valuable insight about aging, identity, and God.

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Michael A. Evans, S.J. (CDT), who died on Monday, September 1, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was 60 years old. May he rest in peace.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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July 31, 2014 — Today, Jesuit Father Timothy P. Kesicki was welcomed as the new president of the Jesuit Conference of the U.S. with a Mass in Washington, D.C.

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Joe Simmons, SJ, offers a lighthearted look at what life is like as one of the "Men in Black."

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