WASHINGTON — Georgetown University and the Society of Jesus' Maryland province apologized April 18 for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university's benefit.
More than 100 descendants attended a morning "Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope" that the university created in partnership with descendants, the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society of Jesus in the United States.
Election day — finally! (No, not the U.S. elections, the Jesuit superior general.) The overcast weather in Rome didn't lessen our enthusiasm. Though Mass was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. — at the Church of the Holy Spirit, across the street from our Curia — many Jesuits already had taken their places by 7:10 a.m., quietly praying about the events ahead. No one took this lightly.
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ROME — Jesuits are called to face the challenges of today's world and contribute toward "reconciliation among human beings and, at the same time, a reconciliation with God and creation," said Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the newly elected Jesuit superior general.
"This is a great call to reconciliation. The kingdom of God cannot be present, cannot exist among us if we do not understand each other, if we do not recognize each other as people, if we do not try to have a situation in which the world can live in peace," he said.
ROME — Jesuits gathered in Rome to elect a new superior general were invited to draw on "the audacity of the improbable" during a Mass to open their general congregation.
The order's voting delegates, the outgoing Jesuit superior, Father Adolfo Nicolas, and Jesuits living in Rome celebrated the Mass at Rome's Church of the Gesu Oct. 2, before the tomb of their founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola.
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Something as simple as having fans in classrooms in Belize makes a big difference. The fans donated by St. Louisans are used at St. Martin de Porres School in Belize City, but there's much more to come.
Volunteers assisting the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province in St. Louis and supported by St. Louis University are focusing on improving the quality of life in the Central American nation. The initial emphasis on education is seen as the most enduring solution to problems of drug-gang violence, unemployment and family stability.