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Jesuits Magazine – Winter 2024

The Winter 2024 issue of Jesuits magazine features stories on our Jesuits serving in Rome, Del Camino Jesuit Border Ministries and a pull-out resource for your Lenten prayer. Download it here.

Seven Men Enter the Novitiate

Updated Dec. 21, 2023 Sept. 8, 2023 – The Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province on Aug. 19, 2023, welcomed seven men to the Novitiate of St. Stanislaus Kostka, temporarily located in Culver City, California. Over the next two years, they will learn about the Society of Jesus and deepen their relationship with …

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Vocation Promotion Team, Novitiate Respond to Pandemic in Creative Ways

By Jerry Duggan For a man discerning his vocation, in-person interactions with vocation ministers, men in formation and other discerners are fundamental to the process. When COVID-19 rendered these meetings impossible, the vocation promotion team got creative in their outreach. They devised several new strategies to connect with discerners. For starters, Fr. Eddie Gros, SJ, …

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In Everything, Love and Serve: Fr. Hung Pham

By Dave Luecking  Upon his appointment in August as Provincial Assistant for Formation, Fr. Hung Pham, SJ, became a frequent traveler, visiting Jesuits in far-flung outposts nationally and internationally. Gone for weeks —sometimes months — at a time, he rarely was in St. Louis to use his office at the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province headquarters.   All that changed in mid-March, with shelter-in-place mandates throughout the world because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Just …

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Manufactured Crisis in Jesuit Formation

Jesuit formation is notorious for its length. But intellectual development is only part of what the Society of Jesus demands of its men regarding formation. There’s also the “experiment.”