The Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem is presenting an online virtual Easter retreat experience from April 11 to April 16.
My single greatest hesitation in entering the Jesuit novitiate had nothing to do with vows of poverty, chastity, or obedience. It was all the moving around that got me. “Can you really form lasting and loving relationships while constantly on the road?”
The Spiritual Exercises are a central tool in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit formation.
What does a Jesuit provincial have in common with a former Wisconsin
governor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, an Emmy-nominated comedian, a former president of Mexico, and a groundbreaking physician? All attended Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Those mentioned above are Midwest Jesuits provincial, Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ; Governor Patrick Lucey; Garry Wills(author of Lincoln at Gettysburg); George Wendt (best known as “Norm” on the sitcom Cheers); President Vicente Fox; and James West, MD (who served on the team that performed the world’s first human organ transplant and became a pioneer in addiction treatment).
At the end of high school, Akol Arop was offered ten full-ride basketball scholarships to NCAA Division I schools.
Avocation to the Society of Jesus is unique. Saint Ignatius of Loyola set out to create a religious order that was different than the monastic and mendicant orders of his time.
When representatives from Cristo Rey came to my Catholic grade school, I knew right away. They said they had a 100 percent graduation rate, and that really caught my attention. I double-checked with a guy in my neighborhood who was a senior there, and he told me it was true and gave me some good advice. After I visited, I knew it was the place for me.
Introducing the 2020 Novices.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola had many things to say about leadership, so it’s not hard to imagine why Jesuit-educated people of faith take those lessons and apply them to leadership roles within the broader Church; nor is it hard to imagine that Jesuit-educated people of faith would contribute their talent to institutions working Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, for the greater glory of God. John Liston, executive director of Serra International and a Loyola University Chicago law graduate, has dedicated his life to his work int he promotion of vocations. Liston says, “I rely on the theological under pinning sinter woven into my education in the law.
Ongoing Formation in Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership