Aug. 11, 2020 - On Saturday, August 8, Jesuits Reynaldo Belfort, Timothy Bishop, Travis Crowe, Brent Gordon and Joseph Nolla pronounced the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience during a Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Grand Coteau, La. Read more
July 21, 2020 - The priestly ordinations of Jesuits David Lugo and Matthew Stewart were postponed from June 13 to August 15. While they wait, they shared a few reflections on the delay and this extraordinary time. Read more
June 22, 2020 – During the coronavirus pandemic, the Thensted Center in Grand Coteau, La., refocused its mission to distribute food bags, frozen prepared dinners and hygiene items/household cleaning supplies to those in need. Read more
June 1, 2020 - Today, on the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Most Rev. Ronald A. Mercier, SJ, sent a pastoral letter to the members of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province urging prayer and action to address systemic racism in the United States. Read more
August 15, 2020 - August 15, 2020
The priestly ordinations of Matthew Stewart, SJ, and David Lugo, SJ, postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, have been rescheduled for Aug. 15.
Places to Pray
Jesuit Archives & Research Center Opens
The new Jesuit Archives & Research Center opened in St. Louis this spring. Learn more about how this state-of-the-art facility preserves and promotes the story of the Society of Jesus in the U.S.
Reconciliation and Apostolic Preferences
Fr. Provincial Ronald Mercier greets participants at the UCS Province Reconciliation Conference this summer and outlines the three apostolic preferences this province proposed to the Jesuits of Canada and the United States.
Jesuits in Belize
Over the past 150 years, Jesuit missionaries have left an indelible mark on the Central American country of Belize. With the help of lay collaborators, they continue to build on this remarkable legacy. Here's a quick introduction to the Society of Jesus in Belize.
The Magnificat, Mary's song of praise, is sung by three Jesuit scholastics of the USA Central and Southern Province - in the stairwell of the Jesuit Novitiate!
The Society of Jesus – Serving the Catholic Church for the greater glory of God.
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Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province
The official website of the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province covering 13 states, Puerto Rico and Belize.
St. Francis Xavier Parish
St. Francis Xavier Parish was established in 1909 by Jesuits from the newly founded Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo.
The Ignatian Spirituality Center of Kansas City gives, fosters, and witnesses to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola by giving the Spiritual Exercises in various forms, offering ongoing formation in Ignatian spirituality and discernment, and training prayer guides to give the Spiritual Exercises.