By Adam DeLeon, SJWhen I was younger and would think about being a priest or joining the Jesuits, I would ask myself questions like: “Could I actually live the life of a priest?” “Could I really be happy as a Jesuit?” “How would I deal with the loneliness of such a life?” When I asked myself these questions I would struggle to find an answer. Sometimes I could [...]
By Jim Prehn, SJA Jesuit pope! That is something that most Jesuits never thought we would live to see. In the charter of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius, our founder, enshrined a special relationship that he desired between the Society and the Holy Father. And reflecting what he experienced as clerical careerism in his time, he would have Jesuits make promises to not pursue ecclesial offices. So [...]
Five young men spent Holy Week 2013 visiting the Jesuit missions in South Dakota. The group, accompanied by two Jesuits, spent Holy Thursday on the Rosebud reservation and from Good Friday until Easter on the Pine Ridge reservation. The group was also able to visit some places of local interest: the Black Hills, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and Wounded Knee while [...]
By Tony Lusvardi, SJIn 1542, St. Francis Xavier wrote to St. Ignatius after visiting several Christian villages in India, “The native Christians, having no one to instruct them in our faith, know nothing about it save only the fact that they are Christians. There is no one to say Mass, no one to teach the Creed, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, or the Ten Commandments.” I chuckled [...]
World Youth Day is a meeting of young people from all over the world, gathered to celebrate and learn about their faith. It is a great worldwide encounter with the Pope and is one of the primary means by which the Church proclaims the message of Christ to, and expresses its concern for, young people. The upcoming World Youth Day [...]
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