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April 29, 2019 — Ask someone who's benefited from a Jesuit education or ministry about the Jesuits’ contributions, and you’ll hear answers like “Jesuits form men and women for others,” “they help people discern God’s presence in their lives,” and "they serve God by caring for and seeking justice for people on the margins.” But we don’t always give thought to how the Jesuits themselves benefit from being in the Society.

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April 23, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Theodore J. Hottinger, SJ, who died on April 22, 2019 at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.

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April 21, 2019 — We turned to Twitter and challenged people to tell the story the resurrection of Jesus in exactly six words — no more. Boil the central truth of our faith down to its essence. What’s most important?

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April 12, 2019 — In the final days of Lent, Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, provincial of the Midwest Jesuits, reflects on A Living Sacrifice of Praise.

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April 4, 2019 — His letter speaks directly to youth and young adults.

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April 1, 2019 — The USA Midwest Province Social Commission met in Chicago April 2-3, 2019, to reflect on past, present, and most importantly the future of the Jesuit social justice apostolate.

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March 27, 2019 — At 93, Fr. Urmston is officially retiring from Xavier University, but that does not mean he is ending his work for peace and justice.

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March 21, 2019 — Brian Becker led the Wildcats in basketball for the past 22 years and became the winningest basketball coach in SIHS history.

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March 11, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. M. Joseph Casey, S.J., who died at 11:17 p.m. (EST) on March 8, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 82 years old. May he rest in peace.

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March 6, 2019 — Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. The Ignatian family offers a wide array of resources to guide you through the next 40 days.

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March 4, 2019 — We invite you to join us in praying the Novena of Grace of Saint Francis Xavier (March 4-12).

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February 28, 2019 — John Carroll University announced that an anonymous graduate has made a $20 million unrestricted pledge to the institution.

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February 21, 2019 — Creighton University will become the first Midwest Jesuit university to adopt test-optional admission for freshman applicants.

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February 19, 2019 — The Society of Jesus has four new core priorities that will guide its mission for the next 10 years, Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa announced Tuesday.

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February 14, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Daniel L. Flaherty, SJ, who died at 2:20 p.m. (EST) on February 13, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 89 years old. Dan was provincial of the Chicago Province from 1973-1979. May he rest in peace.

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February 13, 2019 — Ever since middle school I had loved science, but I also remembered many of the stories my mom told of the Jesuits she knew in India. So in high school when I first thought of a religious vocation the Jesuits came to mind immediately, even though I’d never met one!

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February 11, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Philip J. Grib, SJ, who died at 7:47 a.m. (CST) on Friday, February 8, 2019, at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago. He was 80 years old. May he rest in peace.

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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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