Jesuits Magazine Spring 2017

 
Dear Friends,

Last October, Jesuits from around the world participated in the election of a new Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ. A month later, we laid to rest a former Superior General, Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ. Saying farewell to a beloved Father General, just weeks after welcoming a new one, was a poignant reminder that the Society of Jesus is entering a new chapter—holding ever true to the Ignatian way of discernment and social justice. While our mission to serve the marginalized, to educate students in the Jesuit tradition, and to proclaim the Gospel through Ignatian Spirituality remains steadfast, the challenges we are called to meet are both changing and growing.

Whether tirelessly working to meet the increasing humanitarian and educational needs of refugees, committing more of our resources to help inner-city families, or ministering to the poor and imprisoned, Jesuits have never shied away from bringing the light of Christ into some rather dark places. In fact, not long after the Society was founded nearly 500 years ago, Jesuits were missioned to places others dared not tread — areas of hopelessness, spiritual solitude and oppression. This issue of JESUITS offers a small glimpse into some of the ways that, today, the Jesuits and lay colleagues of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces work to make life brighter for those who find themselves lost, forgotten, or in need of a comforting hand when few are reaching out for them.

One of the most famous quotes attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola is, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” So much of our world remains dark and in need of light. We pray that you had a blessed Easter, and that the infinite love of our risen Jesus will move your heart to share the light of Christ with others.

Sincerely in Christ,


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Table of Contents

New Appointments and Leadership

Arturo at the Round Table 

Arrupe College: The New Face of Jesuit Higher Ed

God, Too, Has a Hand in the Soil

Putting Faith First

Carrying the Light in India

Silence: The true Story of the Jesuits in Japan

Finding Light in Dark Places

The 2017 Jesuit GALA: Recognizing John and Mary Power

The Jesuit Center: Coming to Life




New Appointments and Leadership...
Arturo at the Round Table

Arrupe College: The New Face of Jesuit Higher Ed
God, Too, Has A Hand in the Soil

Putting Fifth First
Carrying the Light in India

Silence: The True Story of the Jesuits in Japan
Finding Light in Dark Places

The 2017 Jesuit GALA: Recognizing John and Mary Power
The Jesuit Center: Coming to Life










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