April 22, 2019 — As we celebrate Earth Day today,
we are renewed in our call to care for creation and remember Pope Francis’ words
from his papal inauguration Mass: “Let us be protectors of creation, protectors
of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the
Pope Francis continued to call on all people to turn
away from a throwaway culture and to act on climate change as a moral
responsibility in his groundbreaking encyclical
in June 2015. The encyclical invites us as individuals, as institutions and as
a church to care for creation and to reconcile our relationship with God, creation
and one another.
This Earth Day, the Jesuits invite you to embrace this
challenge Pope Francis laid out in Laudato
Si’, using Ignatian, Catholic and faith resources to guide you.
The Catholic Climate Covenant is offering a one-hour educational program that includes prayers, readings, a short video and suggested activities on the theme of "All Creation Gives God Praise: Protecting Biodiversity in a Time of Climate Crisis."
Sept. 10, 2019 - Fr. Robert Hanlon, SJ, died peacefully on September 4, 2019. He was 87 years old. Fr. Hanlon entered the Society of Jesus on August 14, 1951, and was ordained on June 13, 1964. He pronounced his final vows on November 6, 1972.
September 4, 2019 - Earlier this year, the Jesuits announced four Universal Apostolic Preferences, among them was a call to protect the environment. To respond to this, we will be sharing a series of monthly ecology reflections produced by Fr. John Surette, SJ. Read his September reflection: “Becoming More Fully Human in our 21st Century.”
September 4, 2019 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying for the protection of the ocean. "Our solidarity with the 'common home' is born from our faith. Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans."
Aug. 27, 2019 - Register today for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday! It is an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Jesuits to share in the celebration of liturgy, followed by a reception highlighting opportunities for continuing spiritual growth and service to the local and global community.