Descendants of Jesuit Slaveholding and Jesuits of the United States Announce Historic Partnership
In a landmark undertaking in the pursuit of racial healing and justice, Descendants of ancestors enslaved and sold by the Jesuits and the Jesuits of the United States have announced a partnership to create the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation.
How St. Ignatius Can Help Us See God in the Noise and Interruptions of this Pandemic Year
Ordinarily this retreat in everyday life would take place in person. But this year the retreats and spiritual direction are taking place via Zoom, and I attend them from my office, which is also my closet. My hour of daily prayer takes place not during the peaceful morning lull when my children are at school, but right in their presence, since they are learning at home.
Watch the New Documentary on Early Jesuit Missionaries in New France and Asia
"Faith and Martyrdom: Stories from New France and East Asia" is a new documentary produced by the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco explores the stories of faith and martyrdom of Jesuits and their converts in New France and compares them to other stories from the missions in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
The U.S. Could Lift 10 Million Children out of Poverty. Here’s How.
Jesus had a special place in his heart for children. Take the story from Matthew, when the disciples asked Jesus, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He answered by sitting a child in front of them and said, “Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (18:1-5).
Read Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ’s Homily from the Inaugural Mass
This morning, Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ, president of Santa Clara University, celebrated a Roman Catholic Mass for President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, their extended families, and Congressional leadership before Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States.
Thank God for Free Time: A Leisure Examen
This “leisure examen,” loosely based on the Examen found in St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, provides the resources for an evaluation of our free time so that we can approach this sphere of life with greater intentionality and thereby realize more of its fullest potential.