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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September 13, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. James E. Fitzgerald, SJ, who died on September 12, 2019, at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 84 years old. May he rest in peace.

September 10, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States, and all six Midwest Jesuit universities made the list.

The Jesuit Friends & Alumni Network (JFAN) will celebrate the feast of the North American Jesuit Martyrs on October 19, 2019, with a Jesuit Alumni Mass and Reception in several cities.

August 27, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Robert C. Thul, SJ, who died on August 25, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 89 years old. May he rest in peace.

August 21, 2019 — It is with great joy that the Midwest Jesuits welcome 10 new novices to the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Alberto Hurtado.

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The Sioux Spiritual Center, nestled amid the hills of western South Dakota, is the heart of the Diocese of Rapid City’s efforts to develop native clergy and leadership on the reservations.