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Like many on the verge of retirement, Mark Neilsen wondered what he would do with his time once he stopped working. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps offered space to investigate what God might have in store for him at this new stage of life. He has found a grace-filled integration of spirituality and service.

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March 14, 2016 — Fr. James Martin, SJ's new book, “Seven Last Words,” is based on his Good Friday sermon last year at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

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Provincial Superior Ronald Mercier, SJ, on March 7 appointed Fr. Flavio I. Bravo, SJ, as president of Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Together with the school’s board of directors, Fr. Bravo will provide leadership to ensure the excellence of the school’s academic programs and the advancement of its Jesuit Catholic mission.

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March 4, 2016 — Father Bart Geger, SJ, serves as the new general editor of Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits.

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When Jesuits in the U.S. and Canada want to develop greater corporate responsibility, they turn to dialogue rather than divestment. The Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility is one tool to achieve real change.

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The Chair of the Regis Jesuit High School Board of Trustees, Eugene Anthony “Tony” Naes, Jr. announced the selection of David A. Card as the next president of Regis Jesuit High School. The appointment will be effective as of August 1, 2016.

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Pope Francis will visit Mexico for the first time in his papacy,Feb. 12-17. The historic trip to the second most populous Catholic country in the world will culminate with a Feb. 17 Mass in Ciudad Juárez, across the border from El Paso, Texas.

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Twenty-four members of Belize 2020 volunteer organization gathered in Belize City, Belize for a winter retreat and planning meeting: Called into Friendship for the Sake of Mission.

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Fr. José Ruiz Andujo, a native of Ciudad Juárez, has agreed to spend the week in Ciudad Juárez and share his experiences in a blog, “A Jesuit from Juarez.”

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Jan. 15, 2016 - Chris Ryan a Jesuit in formation, wrote a reflection about his experiences in Mexico working with migrants and how this pastoral work helped prepare him for a life of service in the Society. Click below to read the full article from JESUITS magazine.

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Sixteen recently ordained members of the US Central and Southern Province gathered early in the year in St. Louis to share experiences and reinforce bonds.

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January 12, 2016 - Fr. Daniel Berrigan’s vocation as a Jesuit often put him at odds with the status quo in his quest for peace and justice. Read more about his life and work in an article from the most recent issue of JESUITS magazine.

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January 5, 2016 — The statement denounced the raids conducted on people who have fled Central America.

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The call to “welcome the stranger,” through protection and hospitality, and to honor the stranger or those of other faiths with respect and equality, is deeply rooted in all major religions.

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Saint Louis University has announced progress in implementing agreements made last fall to end protests on campus in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson.

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Wednesday, November 11, was a day of recollection and acknowledgment at Saint Louis University as the second annual Jesuit Research Student Symposium featured a series of talks on Jesuits and Race.

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Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province gathered Nov. 5 for a Mass of Thanksgiving with donors and St. Louis University High School administrators to celebrate the dedication of a new residence on SLUH's campus.

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November 2, 2015 — Fr. James Martin, SJ, known for his religious nonfiction books, turns to fiction with his first novel, “The Abbey,” a story of spiritual discovery.

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A new book, Southern Jesuit Biographies, has recently been published. Featuring the stories of remarkable men of the former New Orleans Province, it was released in October by Acadian House publishing.

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The board of trustees of St. John’s College in Belize City, Belize has named Mirtha Alicia Carballo Peralta as its next president. She is the first woman to serve in that role in the school’s history.

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In a celebration of solidarity and collaboration, leaders of the Jesuits Central and Southern Province, Saint Louis University and St. Martin de Porres Parish in Belize City, Belize, signed a compact of cooperation Oct. 21 at Saint Louis University.

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October 15, 2015 — Fr. John McCarthy, SJ, a Canadian Jesuit priest and ecologist, has written extensively on how faith and science are not just compatible, but complementary.

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Oregon Jesuit Fr. Pat Conroy, SJ, is Chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives. Before Pope Francis addressed Congress, Fr. Conroy got to meet briefly with the Pope.

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Oct. 6, 2015 – Photos documenting every papal event from Pope Francis’ September visit are now viewable from L’Osservatore Romano, the official photo service of the Vatican. These historic images also feature the joyful crowds that gathered along the way to welcome our Jesuit Pope.

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October 2, 2015 — All 28 Jesuit institutions are listed near the top of their category among America’s “Best Colleges” in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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