Jesuits Magazine Winter 2017

 
Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe that in less than four years, we will have reached the five hundred–year mark since that infamous cannonball severely wounded St. Ignatius at the battle of Pamplona. It was during his long recovery at Loyola that he dedicated his life to Christ before setting forth to found the Society of Jesus. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises and lifelong mission to accompany those on the margins continues to inspire Jesuits and our lay colleagues.

While the overall mission to educate men and women for others and to serve the underserved remains steadfast, the Jesuits also recognize that our world today is far different from the one St. Ignatius traversed in the mid-16th century. The poor and forgotten in our cities here and across the globe face new and ever-changing struggles. This issue of JESUITS magazine will highlight just a few ways we are adapting to the demands and opportunities of our day—from new Jesuit communities and spiritual programs, to opening a preschool for low-income families and helping ex–gang members inspire vulnerable teenagers. Our Jesuit schools, universities, parishes, retreat centers and apostolates never cease to look for new and resourceful ways to bring the light of Christ to others.

Knowing that the love of Jesus is boundless, we can all place our hope in Him as we face the daunting challenges of our world and nation. In this season of our Savior’s birth, we pray that you have a blessed and safe new year.

Sincerely in Christ,


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Table of Contents

New Appointments and Leadership

Breaking Records as Friends and Alumni

Seven Jesuit Novices Profess First Vows

Introducing Ignatian Young Adult Ministry

A Homeboy Inspired Mural at Sacred Heart

Going Beyond the Numbers

Preparing Men for the Church and the World

Jesuits in Formation 2017-2018

Jesuit Education: The Earlier the Better!

Brooklyn Ministries

In Memoriam

Recognizing AMDG Award Recipients: Brendan and Kerry Swords

Golf Outing Tops the $2 Million Mark!




New Appointments & Leadership
Breaking Records as Friends and Alumni

Seven Jesuit Novices Profess First Vows
Introducing Ignatian Young Adult Ministry

A Homeboy Inspired Mural at Sacred Heart
Going Beyond the Numbers

Preparing Men for the Church and the World
Jesuits in Formation 2017-2018

Jesuit Education: The earlier the better!
Brooklyn Ministries

In Memoriam
Following in the Footsteps of the Saints

Recognizing AMDG Award Recipients: Brendan and Kerry Swords
Golf Outing Tops the $2 Million Mark!










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