On Dec. 3, the Roman Catholic Church honors St. Francis Xavier, one of the first Jesuits who went on to evangelize vast portions of Asia. Francis Xavier was born during 1506 in the Kingdom of Navarre, a region now divided between Spain and France. His mother was an esteemed heiress,
CNA Staff, May 20, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, the 30th superior general of the Society of Jesus, died Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan, at the age of 84. The Spanish priest led the Jesuits, the world’s largest men’s religious order, from 2008 to 2016. In a
Discernment Leads Grad Back to Xavier Liechty’s Time in Jesuit Novitiate Helped Guide Him to Faithful Leadership
By John Stegeman One of the benefits of Jesuit education, said Spencer Liechty, is campus ministry. Liechty was a track and cross country runner at Xavier University who grew in faith and his commitment to social justice thanks in part to campus ministry efforts. Now the 2014 grad is back
This month’s Bucket List takes you to three places created for prayer: a memorial, a former seminary filled with art and treasures, and a rural shrine: an outdoor memorial for martyred Jesuits Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center a shrine on the site of an amusement park Go: See
Celtic band Foley Road will play and members and friends of the Bellarmine community will present songs and dramatic readings at this annual benefit for the work of Jesuit Father Joe Mulligan in Nicaragua. There is no charge, but donations are accepted in any amount — proceeds go to Fr.
CNS Reports God makes no one struggle with life’s challenges alone, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God is always by our side, never giving us more than we can handle, Pope Francis said. The countless women and men who stand tall through enormous difficulties, pain and especially persecution, are
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said the assassination of “my confrere,” a 75-year-old Dutch Jesuit in Syria, “filled me with deep sadness and made me think again of all the people who suffer and are dying in that martyred country.”
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service From his personal prayer life and spirituality to the role of women in the church and the pastoral care of the divorced, Pope Francis responded to several questions about church teaching and ministry July 28 when he met reporters on his flight from Rio
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis ditched a 1,250-word prepared speech to students saying it would be “a tad boring” to read out loud and opted instead to just quickly hit the high points and spend the rest of the time answering people’s questions.