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[19 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Putting Our Gifts Together

When we offer gifts and our gift-giving is matched by the gifts of another, we find ourselves living in a community of generosity. This was the experience of the first Jesuits when they met as roommates at the University of Paris so many years ago.
As you’ve undoubtedly already heard, on Tuesday Pope Francis canonized St. Pierre Favre, SJ (Peter Faber) and so the three original companions are now all saints. Ignacio de Loyola, Francisco Javier, and Pierre Favre each had distinct gifts and each would have lived a remarkable life …

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[16 Sep 2012 | 18 Comments | ]

There’s so much stuff out there to help you discern your vocation.  Here are  few Jesuit links that we hope you will lead you to what you’re searching for.

Jesus, politics,  pop-culture, the Catholic Church, sports, yoga, Socrates and everything else in between.  This site, developed and maintained by Jesuit scholastics, is about “making the case for God (better: letting God make the case for Himself) in our secular age.”  Check out the The Jesuit Post and read all about it!     

IgnatianSpirituality.com: A great online resource for “Prayer, Spiritual Direction, Retreats, and Good …

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[16 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Jesuit First Vows 2012 | ]
Jesuit First Vows 2012

On August 18, 2012, five men from the Oregon & CaliforniaProvinces professed their first vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. See what takes place at a First Vows ceremony and what goes through a man’s heart and mind as they prepare to commit themselves to living their life as Jesuit. Narrated by Fr. Jack Bentz, SJ, vocation promoter/director of the Oregon Province.


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[15 Aug 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

From first vows to jubilarians!  With great gratitude to God, the California and Oregon Provinces congratulate the following Jesuits on their years of service to Church and to the world, all for the greater glory of God!  Feel free to leave a message for them below.
CALIFORNIA PROVINCE                                   OREGON PROVINCE
75 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY                                           …

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[15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on A Reflection on Poverty | ]
A Reflection on Poverty

~by Matthew Yim, SJ
It is fitting that I am finalizing my reflection on the vow of poverty on August 11, the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi, whose love of the poor Christ and her devotion to him in the Eucharist showed us a way to be close to Jesus.  Her life was lived in witness of the evangelical counsels, which I will publicly profess within the week.  Of these three vows, though all of them have challenged me, it is poverty which speaks to me because it is, at …