Jesuits Magazine Fall-Winter 2016

Dear Friends,

What an extraordinary time it is to be part of the Jesuit mission! This October, we traveled to Romewith Jesuits from all over the world for the Society of Jesus’ 36th General Congregation (GC36). This historic meeting was the 36th time the global Society has come together since the first General Congregation in 1558, nearly two years after St. Ignatius died. General Congregations are always summoned upon the death or resignation of the Jesuits’ Superior General, and this year we came together to elect a Jesuit to succeed Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, who has faithfully served as Superior General since 2008. After prayerful consideration, we elected Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ, a Jesuit priest from Venezuela. 
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Detailed Table of Contents 

In The News 
New Presidents
and Principals,
Jesuit Connections,
Ignatian Volunteer Corps,
and more

Assignments
There are 544 Jesuits in the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces

Vocations

Meet the New Novices
 

Ministries 
On Retreat with the Jesuits

Formation 
The Road to Vows

On the Frontiers 
Pilgrims in Poland 

A Jesuit’s Journey 
Fr. Frank Canfield, SJ

Cover Story 
"The Audacity to Seek
the Impossible
 
With these words,
newly elected 
Superior General
Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, 
articulates the Jesuits’  
    bold vision and mission.      

Social and International
Hope Springs Eternal
Kyle Shinseki, SJ, looks 
       at the recent elections.        

Spirituality 
Determination in the
Face of Darkness

Advancement 
2017 Lenten Events 
Please join us at one of 
our events in your area 

A Heart on Fire 
Adventures of a Jesuit Brother

Living the Magis
Bridge to the Divine

We Give Thanks 
In Memoriam
Fall-Winter 2016


Maji ni uhai    Fr. Marty Connell, SJ, (front row, fourth from right) with staff at St. Peter Claver High School in Dodoma, Tanzania    This Swahili saying means “Water is life.” It also served as the theme of a fundraiser sponsored by Aghogho Edevbie, a lawyer and alumnus of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. The initiative raised money for a new well at St. Peter Claver High School, a Jesuit co-ed boarding school in Dodoma, Tanzania. In 2013, Aghogho volunteered at the school, where Fr. Marty Connell, a Jesuit of the Chicago-Detroit Province, served as the first headmaster.  Six years since its opening, the school has grown from 120 students to nearly 1,000. Thanks to the generosity of those who attended the fundraiser, as well as a gift from a friend of the Midwest Jesuits, the school successfully found clean water that will be of tremendous help to students! Asanteni sana na Mungu uwabariki! A warm thanks to all who helped. God bless you! 

Fr. Marty Connell, SJ, (front row, fourth from right) with staff at St. Peter Claver High School in Dodoma, Tanzania

Maji ni uhai

This Swahili saying means “Water is life.” It also served as the theme of a fundraiser sponsored by Aghogho Edevbie, a lawyer and alumnus of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. The initiative raised money for a new well at St. Peter Claver High School, a Jesuit co-ed boarding school in Dodoma, Tanzania. In 2013, Aghogho volunteered at the school, where Fr. Marty Connell, a Jesuit of the Chicago-Detroit Province, served as the first headmaster.

Six years since its opening, the school has grown from 120 students to nearly 1,000. Thanks to the generosity of those who attended the fundraiser, as well as a gift from a friend of the Midwest Jesuits, the school successfully found clean water that will be of tremendous help to students!


Asanteni sana na Mungu uwabariki! A warm thanks to all who helped. God bless you!


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