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Jesuit Brothers: Companions in Jesus Partners in Mission

In the beginning, the original Companions in the Society of Jesus were men of many talents who sought to bring souls closer to God, but they were unprepared to make their own meals or clothing, let alone build schools. Six years after the founding of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius Loyola petitioned the pope to allow the admission of lay co-adjutors, known more commonly as brothers. His request was approved, and brothers began to build the Society.

Jesuit Archives & Research Center: Engaging the Past, Animating the Future

The new Jesuit Archives & Research Center (JARC) in St. Louis opened to the public April 25, 2018. The state-of-the art facility will serve as a central repository for the collective historical resources of Jesuits in the United States. More, it will be a community resource, a place not just for historical research, but also for presentations and exhibits – preserving the past, engaging the present and forming the future.

Father Roy Joseph SJ Bridges Gap Between Cultures

Father Roy Joseph, SJ, has always seen himself as a connector between different people and cultures. He is the first American Jesuit to be ordained a bi-ritual priest in both the Syro-Malabar and Latin rites.

Corporate Responsibility: It Begins with Relationships

When Jesuits in the U.S. and Canada want to develop greater corporate responsibility, they turn to dialogue rather than divestment. The Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility is one tool to achieve real change.

Mystery Benefactor: The Story of a Generous Soul

The story of Anna Kurzweil, a dreamer, diarist, poet, and world traveler with a missionary’s heart, who abandoned youthful hopes for the convent to care for her elderly mother, and who spun a fortune from a public school teacher’s salary of less than $20,000 a year, is a twist on the scriptural story of the widow’s mite.

The Sacrament of the Moment

Fr. Paul Schott, SJ, learned early on in his 97 years that much of life is out of our control. He was just starting sophomore year of college in New Orleans when the attack on Pearl Harbor dragged the U.S. into World War II.