Please join us as we honor all of our Jubilarians in the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces; we include brief reflections by our golden jubilarians on how they have answered God’s call as Jesuits.
Shukran is Swahili/Arabic for "Gratitude". We have much to be thankful for with our cooperative link with the Eastern Africa Province composed of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and North and South Sudan.
The Jesuits work in more than 130 countries throughout the world, in a variety of spiritual, social and educational apostolates, always present on the frontiers of faith and culture. Fr. Jorge Eduardo Serrano-Ordoñez, SJ, is hoping to bridge the gap.
GoodNews Link: Faith and joy. That is how more than 80,000 students have an opportunity to view their education in 72 primary and secondary schools associated with the Society of Jesus in Peru. "Good news like this continues to come out of this country, even amid great poverty," says Francisco Ibañez.
The Wisconsin Province Jesuits have cooperated with the Kohima Region since 2002. The Jesuits of the ethnically and geographically diverse Kohima region have worked tirelessly and faced the challenges posed by rural, mountainous terrain, a 50% literacy rate, and 240 distinct languages.
Good News Link: John Madden (not to be confused with the former NFL coach of that name) received a football scholarship to Marquette University. That scholarship enabled him to study at a place where he was "deeply impressed by the work of the Jesuits. I had a wonderful experience and made great friends at Marquette."
(Chicago - November, 2012) 109 years after its founding, Stroger Hospital has been served by 35 dedicated, Jesuit chaplains. Today, the Jesuit legacy and mission is carried on through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps.
“My excitement has been building since Fr. Kesicki began the conversation with me about my coming to Loyola,” says Fr. Luedtke. “In fact, my response was a hearty, ‘great!’ Many wonderful things have happened at the school thanks to the work of my predecessors, but I know there is a lot more work to do to give our students the best we have to offer.”