Jesuits Magazine Summer 2020
Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, Provincial, USA Midwest Province Jesuits

Dear Friends,

When we last met in these pages, I was singing the virtues of the lay and Jesuit collaboration in our province office. As I finished putting those words to paper, we were—like many others—swept from the workplace by the COVID-19 pandemic. We learned to navigate a new world of Zoom meetings and social distancing, and I’m happy to report that the work of the Society of Jesus continued largely uninterrupted. Yet, the pandemic continues to wreak devastation on the health and well-being of many of our loved ones, and we pray that they and all affected may find relief.

Just before the pandemic appeared, a group from our offices traveled to meet Fr. General Arturo Sosa and Jesuits celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Kohima Region. We devote a special section in this issue to this most fruitful collaboration. Speaking of Kohima,  women religious actively partnering in our ministries; they are a blessing in so many ways. Also, on the international scene, you’ll read of works in Asia, focusing on the impact of Jesuit education in Guam and presence in Japan.

Closer to home, the worldwide faith community of received a grant from the Helen Brach Foundation. With those monies, we will provide three Cristo Rey schools with an app, email, and website featuring daily Scripture, Ignatian reflection, and prayer in Spanish.

Continue reading Fr. Brian Paulson’s letter

Ordination 2020

Midwest Jesuit Fr. Joshua Peters, SJ, was ordained by the Most Rev. Donald F. Hanchon on June 20, at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church in Detroit. Photo by Barbara Ries.
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Ordination Mass video and program can be found here

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University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy launches J3 Project, the search for the next Midwest Jesuit provincial continues, and more!

On the Frontiers

Jesuit Impact on Guam: Hundreds of Marquette Graduates – By Shane Healy

A Heart on Fire

“Why not a Jesuit?” – By Matthew Donovan, SJ


Jesuit vocation promoters accompany others in answering their call. By Amy Korpi

A Jesuits Journey

Fr. Albert Fritsch, SJ: Fifty years after the first Earth Day, five years after Laudato Si’, he continues the fight for the environment

Arts & Culture

Jesuit-educated comedians see the way humor gives to people. – By Michael Austin
Creighton Prep teacher Mike Witt explores the connection between the work of J. R. R. Tolkien and Catholicism


Finding Synergies with Sisters – By Grace Rice

Jesuit Prayer

Jesuit Prayer continues to innovate and offer Ignatian spirituality on the go. – By Lauren Gaffey


Province Ignatian Educator of Distinction designation recognizes excellence in Jesuit Education. – By Fr. Dan McDonald, SJ

The Gift of Time

Laypeople help retired Jesuits engage meaningfully at St. Camillus.

Celebrating Our Jubilarians

Jesuit Jubilarians share reflections on 50 years in the Society of Jesus.

We Give Thanks

In Memoriam Summer 2020

Jesuit Connections

Kristen Schenk views her work as a chaplain as a ministry of presence.


Jesuits on the Move


Jesuits in Uganda seek to build new residence

On The Frontiers

Responding to the Frontiers: The Kohima Jesuits The mission’s history goes back to 1970 when three Karnataka Jesuits sowed the seeds in Nagaland and Manipur.
by Fr. Samir Talati, SJ

Special Report
Synergies with Sisters
Jesuit Prayer
Jesuit Joke-telling
A Jesuit’s Journey
J. R. R. Tolkien’s Jesuit Connection


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