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Representatives of the Jesuits of the U.S. Central and Southern Province and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States lauded Bunge Limited for its commitment to protect the world's water supply.

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June 20, 2017 — Fr. Martin focuses on the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the church in “Building a Bridge.”

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Fr. Christopher Fronk, SJ, has been selected for promotion to the rank of captain in the United States Navy.

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The Jesuit Social Research Institute has received a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for important research on economic imbalances, racial inequity and food justice in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Juan Rodriguez is the father of three daughters, two of whom are students at Cristo Rey Jesuit Houston High School. Since 2007, he has complied with all Immigrations and Customs Enforcement procedures, but now he's in danger of deportation.

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The Osage collection in the Jesuit Archives contains correspondence and administrative records of the Jesuit Mission to the Osage Nation, established in 1847. But the real treasure is the documents in the Osage language, now nearly extinct.

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May 30, 2017 — More than 65 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities — including Loyola University New Orleans, Rockhurst University and Spring Hill College — urged Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to protect undocumented students.

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Father Carl Dehne, SJ, died May 13, 2017, in St. Louis. He was 80 years old, a Jesuit for 58 years and a priest for 46 years.

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Sean Salai, SJ, has released his second book, All the Pope’s Saints: The Jesuits Who Shaped Pope Francis. The book spotlights the Jesuit saints who may have influenced Pope Francis’ formation.

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Fr. William Blazek, SJ, retreat director at Manresa Retreats in Convent, La., has been named national director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, succeeding Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, who served for 14 years.

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May 10, 2017 — Irish Jesuit Father John Sullivan, remembered for his healing prayers, will be beatified on May 13 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Dublin.

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The Jesuit-sponsored Alum Service Corps (ASC) announced today that 15 young men and women will commit a year of service to six Jesuit schools of the U.S. Central and Southern (UCS) Province of the Society of Jesus.

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As we celebrate commencement in the Jesuit schools of this province, we offer congratulations and a prayer.

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As the school year at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., draws to a close, students serve as liturgical ministers at the Sunday Eucharist at Immaculate Conception Parish on the Sunday after Easter.

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It’s not every school day that students get to interact with someone who works at and for the Vatican. That's what made the visit of Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, to Regis Jesuit High School so special.

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Singer Harry Connick Jr. said his personal relationships with Jesuits and other faculty made all the difference when he was a student at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. He even gave a shout-out to a few men of this province.

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April 18, 2017 — Fr. Kesicki's remarks, on behalf of the U.S. Jesuits, at the Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope.

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How shall we bear light in a world that so needs it? Father Provincial Ron Mercier, SJ, reflects on the Paschal candle as a symbol of the rich paradox of this joyous day.

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Jesuit Juan Ruiz suggests that as we reflect this week upon the suffering that Jesus endured for our sakes, we can ask for the grace to show his mercy to others who hurt us. By doing so, we help reconcile each other and the world to him.

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Celebrating Christian unity on the border of Belize and Guatemala.

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Father Jeffrey Harrison writes that Jesus has made it clear that we cannot be reconciled until we recognize that we can only be connected to God through others.

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Father Ronald A. Mercier, SJ, provincial, has announced the hiring of Dr. Geoffrey Miller as the next provincial assistant for secondary and pre-secondary education for the UCS Province.

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Fr. Mark Mossa, SJ, campus minister at Spring Hill College, shares his Ash Wednesday experience and his hopes that this Lent can be the beginning of lasting change.

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Alumni and friends of Jesuit institutions in the United States will connect and learn from fellow Jesuit alumni from around the world this summer.

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The Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province is pleased to offer two Days of Reflection as a way of showing our gratitude to benefactors and friends. Both events are free of charge.

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