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Ordinations in the Coronavirus Era

July 14, 2020 — After four ordinations went off without a hitch last week, Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, provincial of the Jesuits West Province, had reason to be hopeful.

Meet Our Newest Priests

With Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles David G. O’Connell presiding, the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus welcomed five new Jesuit priests to their ranks on June 10 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood.

The Dawn of Jesuits West

Jesuits West, the newest province of the Society of Jesus in the United States, came into existence July 1, standing ready to serve as a force for good to God’s people in 10 Western states and beyond.

Love, Hope and Mission: Women at the Helm in Jesuit Middle and High Schools

In early February, a few dozen leaders of Jesuit secondary and pre-secondary schools converged in Arizona — where they posed for a picture that tells a tale of change and renewal in the Society of Jesus. In the not-too-distant past, the photo would have depicted an assemblage of men, likely sporting clerical collars; fewer than three decades ago, there wasn’t a single lay person, male or female, among the presidents and principals of schools in the California Province of Jesuits (although a few lay people held those positions in the Oregon Province). But in the photo taken earlier this year at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, the presence of lay collaborators in Jesuit education was palpable — with more than a dozen women arrayed among them.

Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is a private Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic university providing education to more than 7,800 students.