The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read more
February 16, 2017 — The Society of Jesus' 36th General Congregation took place from October 2 – November 12, 2016. The gathering produced a new Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, of Venezuela, and a number of documents and decrees to guide the future of the Society. Read more
Throughout the upcoming Lenten season, more than 30 writers from throughout the national Jesuit network, including Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, will explore response to injustice through a daily blog series titled "Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity." Read more
Father Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, reflects on the plight of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, who was deported from the U.S. to Mexico and separated from her two teenage children, both of them U.S. citizens. Read more
An emerging trend in legal services is the “low bono” practice, in which lawyers offer reduced fees to low- and moderate-income clients. Seattle University School of Law launched an innovative program in 2013 to help prepare lawyers who can fill this need. Read more
The 41 members of the University of San Francisco’s (USF) Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a resolution backing the recent statements and actions by USF President Father Paul J. Fitzgerald, SJ, to protect USF students participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read more
March 8-16, 2017 Are you longing to restore your relationships with God and others, and renew hope? Come experience for yourself the surprising graces of “Building Bridges, Building Hope,” a unique nine-day Lenten retreat in the midst of daily life! Join us for one, some or all of these nine days of Eucharistic liturgies, featuring meaningful and relevant reflections by Father Pat Kelley, SJ, Lisa Dennison, and Kent Hickey.
May 7, 2017 2017 marks the 15th Loyola Institute for Spirituality Annual Hearts on Fire Awards Celebration. This fund-raiser and friend-raiser provides an opportunity each spring to celebrate the work of Loyola Institute for Spirituality and to honor those who have contributed to LIS in many different ways.
Father John J. Navone, SJ, entered into God’s peace December 25, 2016, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 86.
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