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Subject Area: International

U.S. Jesuits Launch New International Solidarity Organization

July 1, 2024 – Two U.S.-based Jesuit organizations are merging to form American Jesuits International, marking the first time that Jesuits in the United States share a single entity to support marginalized communities around the world. American Jesuits International is tasked with mobilizing individuals and institutions to support Jesuit education and development initiatives in Latin …

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Padre Alberto Hurtado, SJ: Chile’s Advocate for the Marginalized

By Fr. John Swope, SJ Luis Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga (1901-1952) is known to all in Chile as Padre Hurtado. He was a Jesuit priest, lawyer, social worker, and writer. He founded the Hogar de Cristo (Home of Christ) in 1944 and the national review entitled, “Mensaje”. He was beatified in 1994 and canonized on October 23, 2005, by Pope Benedict …

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Robert Chura Promotes Global Collaboration at St. Louis University High School

By Ignatius Plato Developing students to live as responsible citizens, sensitive to the needs of their world, is a hallmark of Jesuit education. In many cases, this education incorporates consideration of global or international issues. St. Louis University (SLU) High School in St. Louis invites its students to active global conversation through its Global Education …

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Seeing All Things New in Christ: Jesuits from Around the World Gather in Loyola

In May, more than 100 Jesuits from around the world will gather at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Spain for the 71st Congregation of Procurators. Announced in January 2021, this congregation is an outstanding example of collaboration and communication between Jesuits and their partners in mission, in keeping with Pope Francis’s call for a bottom-up …

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The Priest who Helps Save Marriages

By Carlos Bracamonte For nearly five decades, Fr. Jorge Ambert, SJ, has served God as a spiritual guide in a ministry that rescues marriages: Renovación Conyugal (Marriage Renewal). Father Ambert was 13 years old when he decided to enter the inter-diocesan seminary run by the Jesuits in Puerto Rico. Afterward, he entered the Jesuit novitiate …

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