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Subject Area: Vocation

A Joyful Mission

Fr. John Coakley’s Passion for Retreat Ministry When you meet Fr. John “Jack” Coakley, SJ, there are a few things you’ll learn in the first few minutes: He is an Irishman who loves to talk; he sees God’s work in his everyday life as a Jesuit; and he hopes that you meet God through him. …

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The Ministry of a Presidency

Midwest Jesuits Who Lead Universities   For all the work the Jesuits do in Ignatian spirituality, social justice, and on the frontiers, the Society of Jesus is perhaps most well-known for education. What began with St. Ignatius of Loyola establishing the Roman College (now known as the Pontifical Gregorian University) in 1551 endures today, as …

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Being a Byzantine Jesuit

“If you’re not Roman Catholic, how can you be a Jesuit?” I hear it often. Like a fish in water, many Catholics grow up surrounded by a Church they know and love, without reflecting on what makes the Church the Church. Explaining to others how this is possible, I re-explain it to myself, remembering how blessed I am.

A Jesuit Lawyer

As a Jesuit lawyer, Nate Romano seeks justice for people on the margins.