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[23 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
A Heart for Service

Jan 17-21, 2013, Fr. Jack Bentz, SJ accompanied three men discerning a call to the Jesuits for several days of service at the Kino Border Initiative.  KBI, is a work of the Jesuit Refugee Service focused on accompanying men and women who are deported from the U.S. and dropped in Northern Mexico.  Eric Nguyen, one of the participants shared the following reflection on his experience of the trip:
As a refugee myself from Vietnam, my past experiences has enabled me to easily identify with the suffering of migrants, which made the Kino …

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[12 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Kino Border Immersion

 
Do you have a heart for service?  Consider joining Br. Jim Siwicki, SJ and Fr. Jack Bentz, SJ, along with other men discerning a call to the Jesuits for several days of service at the Kino Border Initiative.  KBI, is a work of the Jesuit Refugee Service focused on accompanying men and women who are deported from the U.S. and dropped in Northern Mexico.   From January 17-21, 2013:

Witness the Mexican/American border through the eyes of the men and women who have crossed and been deported; sometime years later.
Experience community life …

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[15 Aug 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
First Vows 2012

Every year, Jesuit novices from around the world profess perpetual vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience after their first two years of learning to live, work, and pray as a Jesuit.  These vows are what enables Jesuits to serve in our varied ministries with freedom, trust, and love.  
On Saturday, August 18, 2012, five of our brothers from the Oregon and California provinces will profess their vows at St. Joseph’s Church in Seattle, Washington.  Read what the vows mean for them, by clicking below.

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[18 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
12 Jesuits Ordained to Serve

 

“Receive from the Holy People of God the gifts to be offered to God.
Know what you do, imitate what you celebrate,
and conform your life to the mystery of the Lord’s cross.”
— From the Ordination Rite

On Saturday, June 9, 2012, twelve Jesuits were ordained priests around the United States in Los Angeles, CA, St. Paul, MN, Mobile, AL and New York, NY.  Ad Multos Annos!
Three of them were from the West Coast province: Rev. Richard Magner, SJ, Rev. Trung Pham, SJ, and Rev. Christopher Duffy, SJ (see photo at left).
Frs. Rich, Rich, Trung, and …

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[1 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions ~ Candidates Weekend

 

A couple of weekends ago, twelve men spent time with the Jesuit novices of the West Coast in sunny Los Angeles.  Well, Culver City really, but close enough.    As promised, the men got to pray, hang out, talk with, interrogate, and view the novices up close and personally.   Here, some of them are taking a look at the beautiful Los Angeles Cathedral, visiting Dolores Mission, hanging out in the sun, and, of course, playing music.