Midwest Jesuit Jeffrey Sullivan, SJ, To Be Ordained to the Diaconate
Midwest Jesuit Jeffrey Sullivan, SJ, will be ordained to the diaconate by the Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, at St. John’s Parish at Creighton University on Thursday, November 5, at 3:30 p.m. CT. Watch the livestream ceremony here.
Ten Great Quotes from Christ is Alive Pope Francis New Letter on Young People and the Church
There’s one line in Pope Francis’ new document on young people and the church (titled “Christus vivit,” or “Christ is Alive”) I keep chuckling about. “Make a ruckus!” he writes, speaking directly to youth and young adults.
Jesuit Connections: Kristen Schenk
I first learned about the Jesuits when I was exploring college options, but it wasn’t until my freshman year at Saint Louis University that I really started to understand more about the Jesuits, their charisms and spirituality, and their focus on working to create a more just world in line with God’s vision. After college, I spent two years in Belize City as a Jesuit Volunteer (JV), where I was a social worker. Later, I made my way to Chicago to pursue my Master of Divinity degree and master’s in social justice at Loyola University Chicago.
Education: Recognizing Excellence in Jesuit Education
On March 11, 2019, Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, gave his permission and blessing to move forward with a pilot program recognizing administrators, faculty, and staff as partners dedicated to the Jesuit, Catholic educational mission in higher education at the USA Midwest Province universities.
Ministries: Finding Synergies with Sisters
Many orders of priests have a corresponding order of sisters. The Jesuits do not—although numerous orders of sisters were founded by Jesuits. While this may seem like a major contrast between the Jesuits and other orders such as the Dominicans and Franciscans, one might argue that it enables the Jesuits to have a greater reach in terms of their collaboration with women religious, as they work alongside many different orders and congregations—and have for centuries.
J. R. R. Tolkien’s Jesuit Connection
It’s been 40 years since J. R. R. Tolkien scholar Mike Witt received the letter. Today the single page enjoys a place in one of the world’s largest collections of Tolkien materials, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and late last year it appeared in Volume 16 of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review published by West Virginia University Press.
Jesuits Magazine Summer 2020
When we last met in these pages, I was singing the virtues of the lay and Jesuit collaboration in our province office. As I finished putting those words to paper, we were—like many others—swept from the workplace by the COVID-19 pandemic. We learned to navigate a new world of Zoom meetings and social distancing, and I’m happy to report that the work of the Society of Jesus continued largely uninterrupted. Yet, the pandemic continues to wreak devastation on the health and well-being of many of our loved ones, and we pray that they and all affected may find relief.
Midwest Jesuit Joshua Peters, SJ, Ordained to the Diaconate
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.
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