Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sept. 4, in Rome later this year. This day is significant because it will be during the celebration of the Jubilee for volunteers and workers of mercy and Mother Theresa has come to be a symbol of God's mercy for the poor and discarded of this world.
The original Georgetown Prep library, located at the north end of its oldest building, has officially had its name restored in honor of St. Robert Southwell, SJ, a Jesuit martyred in 1595 who Prep president, Fr. Scott Pilarz, SJ, knows quite a bit about.
From the United States to Chile to Samoa, Fr. Joe Mccluskey, SJ, taught school, counseled students, and directed nearly a thousand retreats. Most recently serving at Gonzaga College High School, he will be missed by all.
After a hard-fought illness, Fr. Bruce Bidinger, SJ, died just a few days shy of his 64th birthday. He will be remembered most by the countless students and faculty at the Jesuit schools where he accomplished so much in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Scranton.
Fr. Jack Podsiadlo, SJ, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond recently spent a day helping an immigrant parishioner navigate the necessary hurdles at the local ICE office. He recounts his experience here.
Pope Francis visits Mexico for the first time in his papacy. The historic trip to the second most populous Catholic country in the world will culminate with an outdoor Mass in Ciudad Juárez, on Mexico’s northern border, across from El Paso, Texas.
As director of mission for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Fr. Leo O’Donovan, SJ, will increase awareness of JRS/USA's message globally. Meet Fr. O'Donovan and learn more about JRS/USA, the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries.
Jesuit Refugee Service has launched the Mercy in Motion campaign to support the JRS Global Education Initiative, a worldwide effort by Jesuit Refugee Service to expand educational programs to refugees.
We invite you to view some of the news stories that captivated and engaged our readers in 2015. From the Pope’s visit, to Jesuit ordinations to generations of Jesuit high school alumni gathering for Turkey Bowl football games, this has been a banner year for the Jesuits and our colleagues.