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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.

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Aug. 3, 2020 - On July 31, 2020, the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, Fr. Thomas P. Greene, SJ, became the second provincial of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province.

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July 30, 2020 - Father Jack Zupez shares his thoughts on how we can emerge from this pandemic better and stronger — as one people under God.

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July 28, 2020 - Father Thomas E.J. Kelly, SJ, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Fusz Pavilion in St. Louis. He was 81 years old, a Jesuit for almost 56 years and a priest for 41 years.

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July 30, 2020 - The 30th class in ASC program history remains committed to serve their schools, even amid a deadly pandemic.

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July 23, 2020 - Cristiano Casalini and Fr. Claude Pavur, SJ, have collaborated on a new translation of Joseph de Jouvancy’s The Way to Learn and the Way to Teach. i

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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.

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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.

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June 5, 2020 — The Diocese of Youngstown announced the death of the Most Reverend George V. Murry, SJ, today.

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June 5, 2020 - The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities accepted St. John’s College as its 28th member institution. St. John’s, a Jesuit junior college located in Belize, is now the first institution outside of the United States to become a full member of the Association.

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June 4, 2020 - Father Kevin Dyer, SJ, felt called to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Now he's on the front lines as a chaplain in a busy New Orleans hospital.

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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.

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May 28, 2020 - The international director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network Fr. Frederic Fornos, SJ, yesterday announced that he has named Fr. Joseph Laramie, SJ, the new national director for the United States.

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May 27, 2020 - The Ignatian Spirituality Institute, while closed to in-person services, is working overtime to provide the spiritual guidance necessary to sort through these unprecedented times.

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May 25, 2020 – In two of the more memorable and elegantly simple ceremonies in recent history, on May 24 Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, ordained one priest and five deacons.

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May 20, 2020 - Father A. Ferdinand Derrera, SJ, died May 15, 2020, in Grand Coteau, La. He was 96 years old, a Jesuit for 68 years and a priest for 58 years.

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May 18, 2020 - In response to calls from both the Society of Jesus and the Church, the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province has established a Commission on Care for Our Common Home.

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May 18, 2020 - In his sermon Fr. Paul Deutsch, SJ, challenges us to find the work of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.

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May 18, 2020 — Fr. Garanzini succeeds Fr. Michael J. Sheeran, SJ, beginning July 1.

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When frantic and worried, any divine messages that God may be sending may bounce off as they are not finding their way inside our internal forts. Fr. Paul Deutsch, SJ, offers techniques to approach prayer.

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May 12, 2020 — Times of crisis lead us to reflection. The internet is awash in articles with stories like “What I Learned From the Pandemic.”

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May 12, 2020 - Meet Jesuit-educated Dr. Sajit Kabadi, who has served in Jesuit schools most of his life, and learn what draws him to this kind of education.

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May 6, 2020 - After three decades of service in Brazil, Fr. David Romero, SJ, muses that no two days are the same. He serves as the delegate for the Apostolic Preference of the Amazon region for the Society of Jesus.

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April 27, 2020 - Fr. Paul Deutsch, SJ, offers advice on how to allow Jesus to enter your life.

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Use these virtual reflections, resources and lectures to celebrate and connect with creation this Earth Day.

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