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February 5, 2019 — Today, on the 28th anniversary of his death, the cause for the beatification and canonization of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, opens.

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February 4, 2019 — The delegation visited the Kohima Region of India last month to explore possible areas of mutually beneficial exchange. .

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January 28, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Timothy J. Shepard, SJ, who died at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, January 25, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was two days short of 73 years old. May he rest in peace.

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January 23, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Francis A. Prokes, SJ, who was called to eternal life on January 22, 2019. Frank died at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was ninety-five years old, a Jesuit for seventy years, and a priest for sixty-one years.

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January 23, 2019 — Fr. Tom Florek, SJ, recently accompanied 10 University of Detroit Mercy students to the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas.

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January 21, 2019 — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are 31 of his inspirational quotes to help us remember the power of a vision and give us the courage to act upon our own dreams.

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January 18, 2019 — Former college president brings extensive experience and commitment to innovative education models.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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January 9, 2019 — The Walsh triplets all attend Loyola University Chicago medical school — where their parents also attended.

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January 3, 2019 — Ten percent of the 116th U.S. Congress are Jesuit college and university alumni/ae, including several from Midwest Jesuit universities.

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The USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus today released the names of those Jesuits with established allegations of sexual abuse of minors since 1955. In addition to the list of names, Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, Provincial, has released a statement, "On behalf of the Midwest Jesuits, I apologize to victim-survivors and their families for the harm and suffering you have endured. Many of you have suffered in silence for decades."

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December 18, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas H. Radloff, SJ, who died on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.

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December 13, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John "Jack" E. Dister, SJ, who died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.

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December 10, 2018 — Former Johnson & Johnson executive David Smith returns home to lead school. He will succeed Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ, on July 1, 2019.

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December 1, 2018 — As members of the greater Ignatian family, we are blessed to have many prayer resources available to us. If you’re looking for something special for Advent, you may want to visit one of the following.

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November 29, 2018 — Better known as Padre Melo, Ismael Moreno, SJ, is the director of the Honduran Jesuit radio station, Radio Progreso.

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November 29, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Robert K. McIntosh, SJ, who died on Saturday, November 24, 2018, in Waukesha, Wis. He was 78 years old. May he rest in peace.

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