This 14-day cruise is designed as an opportunity to prayerfully prepare for Christmas and to meet new friends from Jesuit institutions throughout the United States
Advent and Ignatian Prayer Cruise Through the Panama Canal, December 2014
(06/03/2014) – Join Chaplain John Mossi, SJ, on board the elegant Holland America Amsterdam for a 14 day Panama Canal cruise from San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale. Fr. Mossi serves in the California Province Advancement Office in charge of Benefactor Relations.
Mass will be celebrated daily on board. During the days at sea, optional presentations on the Liturgical Readings of Advent and Ignatian Prayer will be offered.
December 18 will be a full day of cruising the Panama Canal; 2014 marks the centennial year of this remarkable engineering feat.
Seven ports in six different countries will be visited, including Cartagena, Colombia, where we will visit the church and rooms of St. Peter Claver, S.J., who ministered to the black natives brought to the New World as slaves. Please click here for for itinerary details and information, in pdf format, or visit the California Province at http://www.jesuitscalifornia.org/.
August 21, 2018 – As we reckon with the Grand Jury report on sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania and the failures of bishops to protect the children entrusted to their care, our hearts and prayers—first and foremost—are with the victim-survivors.
January 17, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Eugene F. Merz, SJ, who was called to eternal life on January 16, 2019, around 5:30 a.m. Gene died at Zilber Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was eighty-seven years old, a Jesuit for seventy years, and a priest for fifty-seven years.
January 16, 2019 — It was a homecoming fifty years in the making. In 2016, Fr. Casey Bukala, SJ, moved to the Colombiere Center near Detroit, where elder Jesuits live in community, receive the healthcare they need, and pray for the Church and the Society. It was not Fr. Bukala’s first time at Colombiere, however.
January 9, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John “Jack” R. Crocker, SJ, who died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.