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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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A New Worship Experience

Marco Machado, SJ | Chiapas, Mexico During my first days in Chiapas, Mexico, I visited a small Maya village. They welcomed us with open arms and very good food. But then I got a bad case of Montezuma’s revenge and was unable to hold any food for the next three days. As soon as I …

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Finding Moments of Grace

By José Lopez | Dajabon, Dominican Republic Thanks to Novice Director Fr. Drew Kirschman, who was always creative about my discernment process, I was able to explore the experience of being a Jesuit in a Latin American context. My incredible long experiment in Dajabon, Dominican Republic, was one of the most formative experiences of my …

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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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Vatican Repudiates Doctrine of Discovery: Indigenous Nun Sr. Priscilla Solomon Shares Her Perspective 

The Catholic Church recently issued a statement formally repudiating concepts that fail to recognize the inherent human rights of Indigenous peoples, including the legal and political “doctrine of discovery.” Like other Indigenous Catholic leaders, Sr. Priscilla Solomon, an Ojibway member of the Anishinabek Nation and a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, expressed …

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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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