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Jesuits lead retreats for the homeless in 27 cities

August 17, 2015 — Spiritual retreats shouldn’t be limited to the middle class, said Ted Penton, a Jesuit in formation. He leads retreats for homeless people through the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP), which runs in 27 North American cities. Penton visited Vancouver July 11-17 to see if it could be next.

Pope Opens Homeless Shelter Near Vatican

July 17, 2015 — A shower, a shave and an overnight stay in Vatican City: these are just a few of the services Pope Francis is providing for the thousands of homeless and poor in Rome.

Ordinations 2015

May 23, 2015 – With great joy and gratitude in God’s grace, Jesuit Gregory Kennedy was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, and his fellow Jesuits, Matthew Charlesworth, Jean-Robert Déry, Paul Robson, and Emmanuel Saint-Hilaire, to the diaconate, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toronto.

Archbishop Oscar Romero Beatified in El Salvador

May 23, 2015 — Today, Pope Francis beatified Archbishop Oscar Romero, moving the martyr a step closer to sainthood. An outspoken advocate for the poor, Romero was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador.

Jesuits Respond to Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

May 12, 2015 — Jesuits are responding to the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 and has killed over 4,000 people. On May 12, a second earthquake hit a remote mountainous region of Nepal killing at least 36 people and injuring over 1,000.

Professor and Jesuit, Father Béla Somfai dies

Fr. Béla Somfai died on April 6, at René Goupil House, in Pickering, ON. He was 83 and a Jesuit for almost 63 years. Fr. Somfai was born in Hungary where he entered the Society on Sept. 14, 1952.

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