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Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Bernard J. Streicher, SJ, who died on August, 17, 2017, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.

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August 17, 2017 – In the wake of the tragic and deeply disturbing events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, I write to exhort us all to deepen our prayerful commitment to healing racial divisions and eradicating racism and prejudice.

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August 16, 2017 — The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is an unlikely place for a pilgrimage, but the author recently went there to visit the grave of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. The location formerly had been the novitiate for the Society of Jesus.

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August 15, 2017 — Today marks the centennial of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador.

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August 11, 2017 — Founded by Fr. Arnold Damen, SJ, in 1857, Chicago’s first Jesuit parish and second oldest church survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and a planned demolition.

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July 25, 2017 — Free, online access to some of the most foundational scholarly publications and sources about the Society of Jesus is now available

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July 19, 2017 — The World Union of Jesuit Alumni was held for the first time ever in North America at John Carroll University in Cleveland from June 28-July 2.

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July 18, 2017 — David Inczauskis, SJ, arrived at Oxford University with a deep love of the Gospels and St. Paul’s letters but little knowledge of how to pray in a personal way. Everything changed when a Jesuit priest entered the picture, bringing him to a personal relationship with Christ and helping him discover his own vocation in the Society of Jesus.

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July 14, 2017 — Today is the feast of the first Native American saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks, who sought out Jesuit missionaries to baptize her because of how much their preaching moved her.

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July 12, 2017 — Only 13 of 49 complaints received responses.

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July 11, 2017 — The Campaign for Hospitality aims to build a greater culture of welcoming and compassion for those who migrate to the United States and Canada.

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July 6, 2017 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John (Jack) J. Kenealy, SJ, who died on Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was 90 years old. May he rest in peace.

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June 29, 2017 — The Midwest Jesuits' magazine won several Catholic Press Association Awards, including Best Magazine/Newsletter of the Year: Religious Order Magazine and Best Feature Article: Religious Order Magazine.

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June 28, 2017 — The Association of Catholic Publishers named Loyola Press's "Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World" the 2017 Book of the Year.

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June 27, 2017 — Father Martin focuses on the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in “Building a Bridge.”

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June 21, 2017 — Today is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian Jesuit known for his courage in serving the sick and his dedication to the education of young students.

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June 21, 2017 — St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, is hiring a new president to succeed Fr. Timothy Howe, SJ. The new president will begin July 1, 2018, and will serve as St. X's chief executive officer.

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June 20, 2017 — On the day Fr. Wally Stohrer, SJ, was ordained a priest, the renowned theologian Fr. Karl Rahner, SJ, told him, “Now you must decide every day for the rest of your life what kind of priest you are going to be.”

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June 16, 2017 — Today is the feast day of St. John Francis Regis, a 17th-century French Jesuit known for his zealous missionary efforts and his care for the poor and marginalized.

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June 13, 2017 — The group advises reduced militarization.

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June 8, 2017 — The Communications Office of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus is seeking a communications specialist to produce, edit, and curate print and electronic content; manage projects and new outreach initiatives; and oversee social media channels.

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June 5, 2017 — Today marks the official establishment of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus. Father Brian Paulson, SJ, first provincial of the new province, shares his vision for the burgeoning province in a new interview.

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June 3, 2017 – The Midwest Jesuits are celebrated the ordination of 13 new Jesuit priests at Masses in Milwaukee and Parma, Ohio.

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