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Fr. Maurice “Mo” Murray, who taught math and computer science in the U.S. and Belize, who joined the cause for civil rights in the 1960s, and who learned a Mayan language to better serve his parishioners, died Friday, July 11, 2014 in St. Louis. He was 79 and a Jesuit for nearly 62 years.

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Fr. Maurice “Mo” Murray, who taught math and computer science in the U.S. and Belize, who joined the cause for civil rights in the 1960s, and who learned a Mayan language to better serve his parishioners, died Friday, July 11, 2014 in St. Louis. He was 79 and a Jesuit for nearly 62 years.

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July 9, 2014 — Jesuit Father Greg Boyle has been recognized by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for his Los Angeles-based gang intervention program, Homeboy Industries.

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June 27, 2014 — The Catholic Church was at the heart of the small town where newly-ordained Jesuit Father Michael Rozier grew up. It was there he began to experience an early call to the priesthood.

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Fr. Ralph E. Vonderhaar died Monday, June 16, 2014 in St. Louis. He was 88 and a Jesuit for nearly 71 years.

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A former marketing executive has been named the first lay director of White House Retreat, a Jesuit retreat house south of St. Louis on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.

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May 22, 2014 – Jesuits John Padberg and Joseph Tetlow are recognized with honorary degrees from three Jesuit institutions.

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May 20, 2014 — Father General Adolfo Nicolás will convoke General Congregation 36 to be held in 2016.

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The Jesuit Conference website has published a profile of Fr. Ralph Huse, a retreat director at White House Retreat in St. Louis. The veteran pastor, novice master and spiritual director talks about how he gives retreats and helps people find ways to pray.

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Fr. Walter G. Nesbit died Monday, May 12, 2014, in St. Louis. He was 85 and a Jesuit for 67 years.

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Fr. David Wayne died Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Parker, Colo. He was 76 years old and a Jesuit for 58 years.

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April 2, 2014 | Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed José de Anchieta, a Jesuit missionary known as the “Apostle of Brazil” and a patron of the country’s music and literature, this week.

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A Jesuit priest and former professor, known for his kindness, wisdom and fairness as a labor dispute arbitrator in Kansas City, Mo., has died at the age of 93.

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Vicki Simon, who has worked in the corporate sector, academia and social ministry, including time as a lay missioner in Kenya, has been named director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in St. Louis.

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Veteran Catholic educator will become the first permanent lay president of Saint Louis University after successful tenure as head of Lemoyne College, a Jesuit school in Syracuse, New York.

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Feb. 24, 2014 | The Chinese Year of the Horse began Jan. 30, drawing attention to Brother Giuseppe Castiglione, an Italian Jesuit artist famous for his paintings of imperial horses.

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Feb. 21. 2014 | Fr. Paul Stark, vice president for mission and ministry at Saint Louis University, will receive the Norman A. Stack Community Relations Award for his strong support of interfaith initiatives, both on campus and in the community

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Feb. 17, 2014 | A Jesuit priest and psychologist who taught at Rockhurt High School and Regis University has died. Fr. William “Bill” Udick was 89.

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Fr. John Schroder, who served for more than 20 years in Belize, died Jan. 25, 2014, in Grand Coteau, La., at the age of 95. He was a Jesuit of the New Orleans Province for 72 years.

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay helped celebrate Missouri Jesuits and the legacy of their 150 years as a province at an event Jan. 16 at Loyola Academy of St. Louis.

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Clinical psychologist and professor at Regis University, Fr. Shelton was a prolific author whose books on adolescent spirituality became a popular resource for educators and pastoral ministers.

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St. John's College in Belize City, Belize, celebrated its 127th anniversary with a special Jan. 17 Mass at the Fordyce Memorial Chapel on campus, followed by a dinner at which scholarships were announced in the name of past Jesuit presidents, Fr. Leo Weber and Fr. Timothy Thompson.

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Fr. Thomas Hogan died Thursday (Dec. 19, 2013) in St. Louis. He was 81 years old and a Jesuit for 59 years.

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More than 140 years after being named "Blessed," Jesuit Father Peter Faber was canonized by Pope Francis today, the pope's 77th birthday.

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Pope Francis has been named 2013’s "Person of the Year," the iconic title given to one individual or group each year since 1927 by the editors of Time magazine.

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