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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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Living Synodality in Belize

By William Manaker, SJ I arrived in Belize for a month-long immersion experience in the Mayan villages of the Toledo District with only minimal background information. I would be working with several brother Jesuits to facilitate retreats for village catechists. We’d be collaborating with a committee of indigenous Mayan leaders. Mayans in Belize speak two …

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Province Launches Office of Ignatian Spirituality

To open the Society of Jesus’ Ignatian Year, Fr. Provincial Thomas P. Greene has established an Office of Ignatian Spirituality (OIS) for the Jesuits USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province. The new office will promote collaboration among spiritual formation programs, develop formation opportunities for spiritual directors and retreat directors and increase outreach to young adults. …

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Nelda Turner: Sharing the Graces of Ignatian Spirituality with Others

By Jerry Duggan  Growing up, Nelda Turner was taught to share everything –  food, laughter and friendship – to consider the well-being of others and not just herself. Decades later, she practices that same principle in her work as a spiritual director and a retreat director.   “In my work as a director, I am here to help people recognize how and where God is working …

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Women of the Exercises: Spiritual Ministers Find Joy in Sharing Ignatian Spirituality

By Therese Fink Meyerhoff Paula Sapienza didn’t know that spiritual directors existed until she was in her 20s. “The first time I heard about spiritual directors, the thought popped into my head that it would be the greatest job ever,” she says. Of course, people don’t become spiritual directors when they’re in their 20s, and …

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Fr. Mark Thibodeaux Creates Retreat for Parishioners During Pandemic, Ends Up with Much More

By Jerry Duggan Father Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, never imagined a single text from a parishioner would set so much in motion. New Orleans was caught in the throes of COVID-19 in early April, with stay-at-home orders in place and the churches closed for in-person Masses. The Holy Name of Jesus Parish community needed a spiritual …

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Ignatian Spirituality Institute

The Ignatian Spirituality Institute fosters active and committed discipleship. Rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, ISI shapes participants in principles of Ignatian Spirituality through academic study and experiential formation.

Jesuit Spirituality Center

Situated on 900 acres of farmland, the Jesuit Spirituality Center at Grand Coteau provides a quiet environment for those seeking God through the Spiritual Exercises.