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Five Saints, One Canonization

On March 12, 2022, a Solemn Mass at the Church of the Gesù in Rome will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Sts. Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Ávila, Isidore the Farmer, and Philip Neri.

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A Heart on Fire: An Itinerant Life

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?”

Lent Resources 2021

We are called to Ignatian contemplation and reflective prayer to encourage us in the season of Lent. Below we highlight Lent resources in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality.

Fertile Ground: Campion High School played an important role in many lives

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).