In anticipation of their ordination to the priesthood, Jesuit scholastics are ordained to the diaconate during their theology studies. The diaconate role, in which they typically serve for six months to a year, is the final step in their preparation for priestly ordination.
We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God.
Located on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Bellarmine Chapel serves the wider community; parishioners of all ages come from more than 60 zip codes.
Jesuit schools in Chicago, Detroit, and South Dakota — and others across the Midwest — rose swiftly to meet COVID-19 challenges
How can I repay the LORD for all the good that he has done for me (Ps. 116:12)? That is a great question! Indeed, it’s one that resonates deeply in my heart as I look back on 11 years of Jesuit formation— and as I look forward to the great adventure of love and service that lies ahead as a priest of Jesus Christ. Truth be told, this adventure began long ago: in my mother’s womb and in my family’s arms, which have always nurtured me with such tender devotion.
As I reflect upon my ordination to the priesthood and on the past ten years of my Jesuit formation, I am grateful to God for the gift of my vocation; grateful to my family for supporting me in this vocation choice; grateful to my friends, especially the ones I have made while a Jesuit, for sustaining me during my vocation training; and grateful to the benefactors of the Society of Jesus for making all of my formation financially possible.
The Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) offers programs designed for men and women in substance use recovery who have a desire to deepen their spirituality and are open to sharing their story and listening to others.
November 6, 2019 — On October 19, Midwest Jesuit Joshua Peters, SJ, along with four other Jesuits, was ordained to the diaconate by the Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland, at Saint Mary’s College Chapel in Moraga, California. Peters and the other Jesuit deacons are currently studying theology at the Jesuit …
Updated April 29, 2020 In the midst of uncertainty with the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19, as we adjust to the idea of “sheltering in place” and “social distancing” we are reminded to be centered on God and know that Christ is with us. ALWAYS AVAILABLE JESUIT PRAYER Join the online faith community in the tradition of St. …
February 26, 2020 — In his Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius offers us “A Meditation on the Two Standards.” We are encouraged to meditate on which standard we carry throughout the nitty-gritty daily struggles—and to recognize how our choice of standards impacts the trajectory of our life. (What do we mean by “standard? Don’t forget: Ignatius …