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September 15, 2016 — Throughout his life as a Jesuit, Fr. Frank Canfield, SJ, has often faced a dilemma: be where he wants to be, or go where God calls him to go. His decision has made all the difference.

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September 13, 2016 — This fall, 47 new Jesuit novices joined the Society of Jesus in Canada, Haiti and the U.S., the largest group of novices in recent memory.

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September 12, 2016 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Theodore W. Walters, SJ, who died on Friday, September 9, 2016. He was 90 years old. May he rest in peace.

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September 8, 2016 — It is with great joy that the Midwest Jesuits welcome 16 new novices to the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Alberto Hurtado.

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September 6, 2016 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. William T. Burke, SJ, who died on Friday, September 2, 2016. He was 81 years old. May he rest in peace.

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September 7, 2016 — Eighteen Jesuits were ordained as deacons recently at Masses in Boston, Montreal, and Toronto.

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September 1, 2016 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Gene D. Phillips, SJ, who died on Monday, August 29, 2016. He was 81 years old. May he rest in peace.

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August 25, 2016 — Fr. Patrick (Paddy) Gilger, SJ, is joyfully surprised to be a Jesuit priest.

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August 25, 2016 — Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ, encounters Christ wherever he goes, believing God is there waiting and seeking his companionship.

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August 25, 2016 — Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ, is a calculated risk-taker, tech nerd, imperfect Spanish speaker, and Jesuit through and through.

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August 23, 2016 — U of D Jesuit High School and Academy kicked off a new school year with a state-of-the-art STEM Center.

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August 18, 2016 — Br. Ken Homan, SJ, recounts his journey to becoming a modern Jesuit brother and explores why God called him to this particular vocation.

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The Ordination of Vincent Strand, SJ, leads the Summer 2016 issue of Jesuits magazine, with coverage of Jesuits and lay partners in the Midwest and around the world.

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August 10, 2016 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ, who died on Monday, August 10, 2016. He was 82 years old. May he rest in peace.

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July 28, 2016 — Fr. Joseph Koczera, SJ, reflects on the death of a French priest, Fr. Jacques Hamel, and the call to stand in solidarity with those who suffer.

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July 15, 2016 — Fr. Paul Mueller, SJ, of the Chicago-Detroit Province, presented Vatican Observatory Summer School students in a meeting with Pope Francis in June.

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July 7, 2016 — United States Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez spoke to the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Chicago at the Union League Club.

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July 6, 2016 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Edward A. Flint, SJ, who died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. He was 79 years old. May he rest in peace.

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June 28, 2016 — Since 1998 the Ignatian Spirituality Project has changed the lives of those experiencing homelessness and recovering from addiction. In "Stories of Hope," ISP retreatants share their faith-filled stories.

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June 4, 2016 — With his ordination, Fr. Vincent Strand, SJ, not only joined his Jesuit brothers as a priest; he also followed his blood brothers.

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June 16, 2016 — Fr. Thomas Caldwell has been a Jesuit for 73 years. His mission has consistently been to be helpful.

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June 4, 2016 — Vincent Strand, SJ, was ordained to the priesthood Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee, Wis.

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May 24, 2016 — One year later, Jesuits and their collaborators are responding in force to Pope Francis' groundbreaking encyclical on the environment.

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May 25, 2016 — Three Jesuits in the prime of their ministries; three unique paths of service. Learn more about how these Jesuits are responding to God's call and how you can support them and the Society of Jesus in serving where the need is greatest.

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May 23, 2016 — Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, has been elected president of Loyola University Chicago. She is the first lay leader in Loyola's history.

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