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Subject Area: Jesuits Magazine

In Memoriam

We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God.

Fr. Matthew C. Spotts, SJ

Fr. Spotts has taught history, theology, and philosophy classes at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, ministered at San Quentin State Prison, and served as a deacon at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Oakland, Calif.

Who Stepped Up?

Jesuit schools in Chicago, Detroit, and South Dakota — and others across the Midwest — rose swiftly to meet COVID-19 challenges

Fr. Bryan Y. Norton, SJ

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.

Fr. Gregory J. Ostdiek, SJ

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.

A Community of Hope: ISP in Dublin

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.

The Feast of St. Francis Xavier, SJ

Today marks the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, SJ, one of the first Jesuits, who is considered by some to be the greatest missionary since the time of the Apostles.