Worldwide Society of Jesus to Observe an Ignatian Year in Honor of the Conversion of St. Ignatius Loyola
May 20, 2021 begins the Society of Jesus and the Ignatian family’s worldwide celebration of the Ignatian Year. On that date 500 years ago, Ignatius Loyola was wounded by a cannonball while defending Pamplona.
Jeff Miraflor, SJ: Inspired by Jesuit Educators
When Jeff Miraflor, SJ, was in middle school, parishioners would sometimes joke that he “looked so holy up on the altar” he would make a good priest. He laughed comments like that off for several years before he got to Jesuit High School in Tampa, where he got a new perspective on all that a priest could be. Years later, he is in the midst of his Jesuit formation process, convinced he made the right decision to follow God’s call.
Sullivan McCormick, SJ, Hopes to Connect with God’s People as a Jesuit Brother
When he entered the Society of Jesus, Sullivan McCormick, SJ, assumed that he would pursue the path to priestly ordination, as the majority of Jesuits do. However, as he progressed through the novitiate program and reflected on his deepest desires for his vocation, he realized that Jesus was calling him to consider the vocation of Jesuit brother.
Đất Lành Chim Đậu: Creating a Sacred Space of Encounter
Last summer, Fr. Hung Pham, SJ, was entrusted with the responsibility of rearranging and organizing part of the Xavier Jesuit Community in Denver into the home of the newly established Office of Ignatian Spirituality for the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province.
Lost in Flames: Remembering the St. Stanislaus Novitiate of Macon, Georgia
Small is the number of people who recall that the former New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus (which merged with the former Missouri Province in 2014 to create what is today known as the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province) once had its novitiate in Macon, Georgia. That chapter in Jesuit history ended abruptly on the evening of Nov. 7, 1921, when St. Stanislaus College burned to the ground. This week marks the centennial of that sad event.