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Who Was Walter Ciszek, SJ?

Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ, was a U.S. Jesuit missionary who was imprisoned for more than 20 years in the Soviet Union.

Incoming USA East Novices for 2023

Thanks be to God – eight novices completed first probation on September 3, 2023, and formally entered the novitiate at St. Andrew Hall in Syracuse. Pictured in the front row: Jack Erlanger, Scott Kelly, Michael Audet, and Garrett Ahlers. Pictured in the back row: Brian Craft, Xavier Callahan, Rajae Clarke, and Monglé Destiné. AMDG – …

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Jesuit Novices Profess First Vows

Niko Lignore, SJ, Fr. Nick Colalella, SJ, and Luke Olsen, SJ, of the USA East Province, professed their First Vows in the Society of Jesus on August 12, 2023, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, NY. They are pictured below with Father Provincial Joseph O’Keefe, SJ (far left), and Fr. George Witt, …

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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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Jesuit Ordinations 2023

On June 10, 2023, the USA East Province ordained three Jesuits to the priesthood at the Fordham University Church—Justin Grosnick, SJ, from the USA East Province; Josué Salguero, SJ, from the Central America Province; and Alcidio Tembe, SJ, from the Southern Africa Province. These men entered the Society of Jesus (Justin in 2014, Josué in …

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