Prayers for All the Faithful Departed
The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them … they are in peace. (Wisdom 3:1&3)
Oct. 25, 2019 - As we approach the Feast of All the Faithful Departed on Nov. 2, please remember the members of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province who have died in the past year:
Fr. Frank J. Schmitt, SJ, Nov. 3, 2018 Fr. Francis C. Brennan, SJ, Jan. 11, 2019 Br. Harold A. Teel, SJ, Feb. 5, 2019 Fr. Brian Garry, SJ, May 16, 2019 Fr. Paul Osterle, SJ, June 14, 2019 Br. William “Billy” Dardis, SJ, July 10, 2019 Together we pray: Into your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them eternal rest. The old order has passed away: welcome them into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen. Know that the members of this province pray for our benefactors and friends. If you would like us to pray for a loved one, please
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January 6, 2020 — This National Migration Week, Jesuit leaders urge us to support and advocate for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
Jan. 3, 2020 - Brother John Puza, SJ, died Dec. 30, 2019, in Grand Coteau, La. He was 86 years old, a Jesuit for 53 years and in final vows as a Jesuit brother for 36 years.
Jan. 1, 2020 - Father Sean Salai, SJ, has released a new edition of The Spiritual Exercises for readers who want to strengthen their relationship with God at their own pace.
Dec. 31, 2019 - Father James Goeke, SJ, reflects upon the long-held Catholic tradition of praying for the deceased and its special significance in the Society of Jesus.
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