Father Ed Sthokal, SJ, had never considered becoming a retreat director; he never even specifically trained for it. The plan for the young Jesuit was to teach English literature, perhaps go on to run a university department in the field.
So how did he end up spending 58 years as a retreat director at Demontreville Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Minnesota? Read more
September 22, 2017 — Hurricane Maria has left devastation behind in Puerto Rico, and Jesuit school and parish families need our help. The Central and Southern Province Jesuits are accepting financial contributions to aid in recovery. Read more
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Vincent A. Hagarman, SJ, who died on September 10, 2017, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 95 years old. He is preceded in death by his twelve siblings. May he rest in peace. Read more
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Vincent A. Hagarman, SJ, who died on September 10, 2017, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 95 years old. He is preceded in death by his twelve siblings. May he rest in peace.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Br. William J. Foster, S.J. (UMI), who died on September 2, 2017, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.
The Doors of our Parishes are Aways Open
September 2017: The doors of our parishes are always open, not waiting for people to come in but ready to go out to meet them. Let us pray that parishes continue in the service of others and in the transmission of the faith.
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Midwest Jesuits Ordination 2017
Highlights from the Midwest Jesuits 2017 Ordination Mass at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee, June 3, 2017.
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Jesuit Parishes and Retreat Centers
There are 66 Jesuit parishes and 22 retreat centers in the United States. Jesuit parishes are situated in inner cities, suburbs, rural outposts and on college campuses and Native American reservations. Jesuit retreat centers can be found in places ranging from New England's rocky coast to the foothills of the Rockies and the rustic trails of Santa Clara Valley. They are part of urban landscapes, too.
Gesu Parish, a Catholic community in Milwaukee inspired by the Ignatian tradition, dates back to 1849.