Newly-elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, waves after praying at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome March 14. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) (March 14, 2013).
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Francis, First Jesuit Pope, is Welcomed by Midwest Jesuits
It is with great gratitude and joy that the Midwest Jesuits welcome Francis, the First Jesuit Pope.

In a statement, V. Rev. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Jesuits, reflects upon the Election of Francis as Bishop of Rome and Holy Father (read more). Fr. General P. Adolfo Nicolás S.J. issued a statement on the election of Pope Francis (Read More).

Jesuit Fr. General Adolfo Nicolás Recounts His First Visit with Pope Francis (read more).

In a letter to Jesuit Fr. General Adolfo Nicolás, the Holy Father asks for prayers, offers blessings to the Jesuits and to all those who cooperate with the Society of Jesus in her activities, those who benefit from her good deeds, and those who participate in her spirituality. (read more ).












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August 21, 2018 — Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".

October 17, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas "Tom" S. McShane, SJ, who was called to eternal life on October 16, 2018. He was eighty-nine years old, a Jesuit for seventy-one years, and a priest for fifty-eight years.

What can all happen while sharing a meal together? For Christ, it was when he gave of himself at the Last Supper; for me, it is where I realized I needed to give of myself and enter the Jesuits as well as experienced unity among diversity.

October 15, 2018 — After six months of construction work, the relocation and restoration of Our Lady of Peace Chapel on Xavier’s campus is complete.

October 14, 2018 — Today, Pope Francis canonized a pope and a martyr: Pope John Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador.

September 14, 2018 — Ever wondered how Jesuits become Jesuits? The total journey toward Jesuit priesthood or formed brotherhood can take from eight to 13 years.

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Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago
Located 80 miles north of Milwaukee, the Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago welcomes men and women of all faiths to its silent preached and directed retreats.