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Recovering the Stories of “Ours” Since 1823: Missouri Province Legacy

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Jesuits’ arrival in St. Louis in 1823, historian Ellen Skerrett has uncovered stories of “Ours,” some that have been forgotten, others never known. The Missouri Jesuits’ encounter  with American life in all its complexity is a transnational adventure story. Thousands of Jesuit priests and brothers devoted their …

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Jesuits Magazine, Fall 2023

The fall issue of Jesuits magazine celebrates the province’s past – including 200 years of Jesuits in St. Louis – and takes a look at some of the new ways Jesuits continue to find new ways to meet the needs of our world. Read it here.

Preserving the Story of Fr. Anderson E. Bakewell and the Society of Jesus

By Ignatius Plato Megan Gilmore is passionate about history and the role archives can play in preserving it. With an academic background in both journalism and history, she finds rediscovering lost bits of the past an invaluable tool for storytelling. Gilmore recently completed an internship with the Jesuit Archives and Research Center (JARC), where her …

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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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