Jesuits Magazine Spring 2017

Dear Friends,

Though St. Ignatius is best known as the principle founder of the Society of Jesus, he was also a prolific letter writer, penning some 7,000 letters throughout his life. At that time, the speed of communication depended upon how fast a horse could carry the messenger, or how fast a sailboat could cross the sea. Saint Ignatius believed that regular communication is essential to service of the Church and its mission. Jesuits have always tried to use the latest tools...  Continue Reading

Detailed Table of Contents 

In The News
Honoring Achievements,
Marking Anniversaries,
Traveling with the Cardinal,
and more!

Assignments
Jesuits on the Move

Vocations

Helping Others Hear the Call

Pastoral Ministries
Hispanic Ministry in Milwaukee

Formation
A Brother Abroad
Br. Matt Wooters, SJ

In the World
Silence: The True Story of the Jesuits in Japan

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Cover Story
Finding God in a Digital Age
In an era of smartphones, constant connection, and endless distraction, is it possible to make meaningful relationships and find God?


On the Frontiers
Jesuit Prayer:
Reaching People
Where They Are

Social and International
Peace and Justice in NE India
and
Lessons from Standing Rock

Spirituality
Blogging the Gospel
Fr. Frank Majka, SJ

Ministries
Accessible Ignatian Spirituality

A Heart on Fire  
Full of Grace
José "Chuy" Camacho, SJ

Living the Magis
Making Room for God

A Jesuit’s Journey
Fr. Gene Carmichael, SJ

We Give Thanks 
In Memoriam
Spring 2017


Meet the 2017 Ordinands - Jacob Boddicker, SJ Meet the 2017 Ordinands Matthew Dunch, SJ Richard Fichtinger, SJ Luke Hansen, SJ Brad Held, SJ Joseph Simmons, SJ Christopher Staab, SJ Brian Taber, SJ Christian Wagner, SJ Stephen Wolfe, SJ Anthony Lusvardi, SJ Cyril Pinchak, SJ, Michael Rossmann, SJ  June 3, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. Church of the Gesu 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233      * June 24, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral 1900 Carlton Rd. Parma, OH 44134 


Midwest Jesuits Ordination

June 3, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. Church of the Gesu 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233 
*Cyril Pinchak will be Ordained in the Byzantine Rite
June 24, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral
1900 Carlton Rd. Parma, OH 44134

Announcing the Midwest Jesuits! We are excited to announce that on June 5, 2017, the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces will join to form the new USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus. With gratitude, we remember the countless Jesuits and lay companions who have supported our work and served in our ministries over the years. We look forward to continuing to work together with you for the greater glory of God!

The Ignatian Heritage Society With gratitude we invite you to become a member of the Midwest Jesuits’ Ignatian Heritage Society. The Ignatian Heritage Society comprises friends and families of the Jesuits who — through thoughtful estate planning, deferred giving, and other forms of planned giving — ensure that resources will be available to support the good work of the Jesuits far into the future. As a member of the Ignatian Heritage Society, you join others who want to create a legacy for their families by providing financial support for the formation and senior care of our Jesuits and by supporting the Midwest Jesuits’ international missions through a planned gift. For more information on becoming a member, please contact Jeff Smart at 800-537-3736 or jsmart@jesuits.org.

The Ignatian Heritage Society
With gratitude we invite you to become a member of the Midwest Jesuits’ Ignatian Heritage Society. The Ignatian Heritage Society comprises friends and families of the Jesuits who — through thoughtful estate planning, deferred giving, and other forms of planned giving — ensure that resources will be available to support the good work of the Jesuits far into the future.

As a member of the Ignatian Heritage Society, you join others who want to create a legacy for their families by providing financial support for the formation and senior care of our Jesuits and by supporting the Midwest Jesuits’ international missions through a planned gift.

For more information on becoming a member, please contact Jeff Smart at 800-537-3736 or jsmart@jesuits.org.


The Circle of Companions
Thank You for Helping Us Reach People Where They Are
The Midwest Jesuits are deeply grateful for your prayers and financial support of our mission. Our spirituality calls us to be contemplatives in action who share God’s love by reaching people where they are. Today, we are called to use technology and new media to reach believers and seekers alike. We hope you enjoyed reading about the many ways we are embracing the “new frontiers” of the digital age while remaining grounded in our traditional educational, pastoral, social, and international ministries. Watch your mailbox for our spring mailing of The Circle of Companions to learn more about our Ignatian spiritual resources and how your support of our outreach helps others to find God in the digital age.

Visit jesuitsmidwest.org/2017-RecurringGift to learn more. 

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Finding God
in a Digital Age
Jesuit Prayer
Making Room for God
Silence: Jesuits in Japan
Lessons from Standing Rock


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