A recently installed monument to Fr. Peter De Smet in Soda Springs, Idaho, marks a point in the Missouri Jesuit missionary's travels toward establishing the first of his Indian missions in the Rocky Mountains.
Father General Adolfo Nicolás has set the feast of St. Ignatius, July 31, 2014 as the starting date for the new United States Central and Southern Province and has chosen Father Ronald A. Mercier as the first provincial superior.
On April 1, Fr. Michael J. Sheeran became president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), the national organization that represents the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
The class of 19 inmates, a small sampling of the 30,000 offenders in the Missouri Department of Corrections system, is part of the Saint Louis University Prison Program, an effort that educators and prison reformers are watching with hopeful, yet cautious, eyes.