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Seven Men Enter the Novitiate

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 Jesus. A mix of …

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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.”

Jesuits Magazine: Summer 2019

In addition to spotlighting the good work of province apostolates, the Summer 2019 issue of Jesuits Magazine highlights the path to priesthood. See the full magazine by clicking on the link to the PDF below. Jesuits Magazine Summer 2019

Enduring Graces: The Jesuit Novice Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage Experiment for a Jesuit novice dates back to the very beginnings of the Society of Jesus. St. Ignatius Loyola, understanding himself as a pilgrim, included this unique way of encountering God in the Constitutions of the Society as an important experience in one’s formation

Novices Focus on Catholic Social Teaching

Each spring, second-year novices participate in an immersive teaching workshop aimed at introducing them to the theories and realities of Catholic social teaching.