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From the Office of Ignatian Spirituality: What does it mean to be a man or woman of the Spiritual Exercises?

What does it mean to be a man or woman of the Spiritual Exercises? This question could receive a different answer from every person you ask, so we posed it to a few Jesuits and colleagues who live the life. Here are their responses. Responding in Love It has been 18 years since I made …

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Remembering Fr. Ed Flaherty, SJ

Father Edward Flaherty, SJ, died June 25, 2023, just months shy of his 105th birthday. He was the oldest Jesuit in the global Society of Jesus – and one much loved and respected by his Jesuit brothers, some of whom offered a few words of remembrance.  Father William T. Oulvey, SJ (former Jesuit superior) “I …

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Jesuits Magazine – Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 issue of Jesuits Magazine focuses on accompaniment, in particular the call to accompaniment that comes with the priesthood. We celebrate the ordinations of four Jesuits who will accompany God’s people in their ministries as priests. We also feature stories on the teaching ministry of the Jesuit Prison Education Network and the migrant …

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Eileen Croghan Oversees Healthcare for Jesuits of the Province

By Ignatius Plato Jesuits have many stories of being there for others: standing with the overlooked, representing the minority, working alongside the marginalized. Accompaniment is truly the lifeblood of the Jesuit mission. Eileen Croghan, the provincial assistant for healthcare for the Jesuits USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province, lives this mission with a quiet dedication …

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Christine Dragonette Promotes Love in Action at St. Francis Xavier College Church

By Ignatius Plato Social justice is central to the Society of Jesus’ way of proceeding. Christine Dragonette, the director of social ministry at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis, shares fully in this mission, basing all she does in love of her neighbors. Dragonette has served in social ministry at the parish for …

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In Gratitude for Sara Noreña

By Fr. James Caime Sara Noreña was born and raised in Kansas City but was baptized at San Francisco de Assisi parish near her mother’s family home, a town near Mexico City. Her mother, Lupe, and her Aunt Amalia made sure Sara knew her family in Mexico – including her grandmother, her cousin and her …

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In Gratitude for Eva Garcia

By Fr. Rafael García, SJ Eva Garcia was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. After living in Juárez, Mexico, for some years, in 1998, she moved to El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two daughters. She settled in a modest apartment in historic Chihuahuita, close to Sacred Heart Parish, and immediately began serving the parish. …

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