Jesuits Magazine Summer 2019
Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, Provincial, USA Midwest Province Jesuits
Dear Friends, 

As you might recall, in my letter introducing the Spring 2019 magazine, I briefly highlighted the four “Universal Apostolic Preferences” (UAPs) designed to guide the Jesuits over the next 10 years and beyond.

Announced by Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, and approved by Pope Francis, the UAPs are...

Continue reading Fr. Paulson's letter


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Cover Story
Ordination 2019
Jesuit Frs. Bryan Y. Norton, Gregory J. Ostdiek, James R. Sand and Matthew C. Spotts, celebrated their ordination to the priesthood after more than a decade of formation.

Ordination Mass video and photos can be found in previous coverage here.

Jesuit Jubilarians Reflect
on 50 Years in the Society

On the Frontiers
The aloha spirit thrives
at Creighton University

By Amy Korpi 

The Gift of Time
Fr. John Schlegel, SJ, provided the most valuable
of all gifts–his time
By Grace Rice 

Jesuit Connections
Bernadette Therese Gillick says
the Magis has been a guiding
Jesuit value for her

We Give Thanks
In Memoriam Summer 2019

Option for the Poor
by Fr. Joseph Mulligan, SJ

Living the Magis
Hannah Coley found the Jesuits
to be a consistent source
of support and guidance

Dear Benefactors of the Society of Jesus, Glory to Jesus Christ! 

My name is Fr. Andrij M. Hlabse, SJ; I was ordained a priest of the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus in July 2018. As my formation for the priesthood has come to a close and I have had the chance to review the many opportunities offered to me in over a decade of formation, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for what your generosity has made possible. My hope is that all this does not remain merely “with me,” but through my future work and ministry reaches many in the household of God and beyond.

The cost to educate a Jesuit through formation can exceed $450,000, and in some cases, includes loan forgiveness. For many religious congregations in the US, a candidate must clear his debt before even entering the community, but the generosity of the Society’s benefactors made it possible for me to start my formation when I felt called—not years later.

Since entering the Society, I have completed two advanced degrees and plan to complete two more, including a doctorate in theology. You make all the richness of these studies possible. During my formation I spent many summers immersed in linguistic and cultural studies all over the world; in all, I had assignments in 10 different countries during my 11 years of formation! This cultural and linguistic enrichment is already enhancing my ministry immeasurably and will continue to do so in the future.

I would also like to express a particular note of gratitude as a Jesuit who belongs to an Eastern Catholic Church, specifically the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. These Eastern Catholic Churches have often been persecuted in their home regions, making it more difficult to share their great spiritual riches. The opportunities presented during my formation will greatly assist in advancing these traditions, making them better known, and allowing them to bear fruit in the Body of Christ worldwide.

As I look toward the future of my Jesuit life, which will be based in Rome for the next two years, I realize that I will always be dependent on God first to provide for my needs wherever I may go. I thank you for being His instruments in the ways your generosity has provided for me.

As he wrote in our Constitutions, St. Ignatius of Loyola wanted us Jesuits to treat the money we used “as the property of our Lord Jesus Christ and as the patrimony of Christ’s poor.” Please keep me in your prayers, that I may use all the benefits that have come to me through your generosity to serve only these two ends: Jesus Christ in His Church and in His littlest ones!

Yours, gratefully in Christ,

Fr. Andrij M. Hlabse, SJ

AUGUST 25  Jesuit Friends and  Alumni Network  Grand Traverse:  “Who Is Going to  Save Our Church?”  Speaker: Fr. Norm Dickson, SJ, former teacher and president of Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, pastor of Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit, and missionary in South Sudan and Kenya, and current pastor of Saint Mary of the Woods Church in Kalkaska, Mich., and St. Aloysius in Fife Lake, Mich. Location: Villa Marquette  4504 N West Bay Shore Dr. Omena, MI 49674 For more information, contact Cathy Schmitt at (248) 540-8157 or   ---  SEPTEMBER 29  St. Louis Jesuits –  Coming Home  The final concert of the influential musical group performing many of their most beloved songs and hymns of prayer and worship. Proceeds to benefit the Ignatian Spirituality Project. Location:  Powell Hall  718 N Grand Blvd.  St. Louis, MO 63103 Tickets: $15–$65 For more information, visit   ---  OCTOBER 10  2019 Omaha  Ignatian Dinner   Hosts:  An evening celebrating the Lay-Jesuit Partnership with  Fr. Timothy Lannon, SJ, former Creighton University president and current USA Midwest Provincial Assistant for Formation Location:  Creighton Preparatory School 7400 Western Ave.  Omaha, NE 68114 Tickets: $150 per person $1350 for table of 10 $75 per person 35 or younger $150 support a Jesuit at dinner For more information, contact Diane Dougherty Crowley  at (402) 298-2592 or   ---   NOVEMBER 6  Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network Detroit: “Pope Francis, the Planet, and Our Future”   Speaker: Fr. Gerald F. Cavanagh, SJ, professor at the University of Detroit Mercy and nationally recognized expert of business ethics and social responsibility Location: Detroit Athletic Club  241 Madison St.  Detroit, MI 48226 For more information, contact Rachel Brennan at rbrennan41@   ---   JULY 30 at 7:00 PM Feast of St. Ignatius Celebration with Cleveland-area  Jesuits at the Lake County Captains Baseball Game  Location:   Classic Park, 35300 Vine St., Eastlake, OH 44095 For more information on ordering tickets by July 23, contact Nora Dabrowski at (773) 368-6399 or or purchase online at:

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The Gift of Time
On The Frontiers
Fr. Bryan Y. Norton, SJ
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