Painful history and reconciliationAugust 2, 2019 - Jennifer Brinker of the St. Louis Review reports on the SHMR Project and its findings.
Exploring and Telling the Story of Families and a Nation
July 22, 2019 - The last 12 months have been a time of growth for the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation (SHMR) Project, created to learn more about the lived experiences of the men, women and children enslaved by Jesuits in the 19th century.
Walking on Hallowed Ground
April 1, 2019 - On a clear, cool day in March, a small group of Jesuit colleagues made a somber journey. The group visited several locales to visit sites of significance to the early Jesuits in St. Louis and to the people enslaved by those Jesuits.
Project Coordinator Committed to Dialogue
March 6, 2019 - The Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project (SHMR) gained a new project coordinator. Laura Weis, Ph.D., joined the initiative in January.
Province Begins Process of Reconciliation with Acknowledgment of Sinfulness
June 8, 2018 - More than 130 members of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province gathered in St. Louis for Province Day, to learn more about the province’s history of slaveholding.
200th Anniversary of Saint Louis University
July 22, 2018 - Though not often remembered, six Jesuit owned slaves traveled west with the Jesuits from Baltimore in 1823 and worked on a farm in Florissant, Missouri, which eventually became Saint Louis University.
2018 Project Status Report
May 2018 – Read the project status report, including its historical findings and commitment to learning more.
Remarks of Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, at Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope
April 18, 2017 – Read Fr. Timothy Kesicki's remarks on behalf of the Society of Jesus in the United States, at the Georgetown University Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope.
Saint Louis University Joins USS
November 14, 2018 – In partnership with the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, Saint Louis University joins the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) consortium.
Statement on the History of Jesuit Slaveholding in UCS Province
September 19, 2016 – Read the initial statement from the Jesuits USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province, which began the process of researching the history of Jesuit slaveholding in what is now UCS Province.
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