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Achieving Quantity with Quality Dear Friends, A popular word around Jesuit institutions is headcount. Parishes use the October count as a measure of how many people are in the pews. Our schools look at the size of the freshman class to gauge their next four years, and around Labor Day, Jesuit communities frequently ask, “How many new novices are there?” Jesuit missions and ministries depend on an influx of new people, so keeping track of our headcount is a good thing. A significant function of the office of the provincial is accepting new novices each year; without novices our Order cannot survive. I was blessed to accept 10 new men to our novitiate this fall. They will join the 5 new Wisconsin Province novices to make a class of 15. In August, 8 newly vowed scholastics and a newly vowed brother moved from the novitiate to first studies. They, like me, were very happy to see an even larger class moving in.
The mission of those first Jesuits to care for souls still depends on new vocations. We need these 15 novices as much as Saint Ignatius needed his first companions. While there is wisdom to the adage “quality not quantity,” there is nothing wrong with working for both. Certainly the demand for Jesuits is as great today as it has ever been, and nothing re-energizes a religious order as much as the zeal and energy of new members. Saint Ignatius Loyola never set targets or goals for bringing men into the Society. He trusted that his first companions would inspire others to serve the Lord in this vocation. I doubt that our founder could
During a summer pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his fellow US provincials, Fr. Kesicki celebrated mass on the Mount of the Beatitudes along the Sea of Galilee.
ever have imagined how much the Society would grow, or in how many countries and cultures we would serve, but I know he would say that our mission was far from being accomplished. The mission of those first Jesuits to care for souls still depends on new vocations. We need these 15 novices as much as Saint Ignatius needed his first companions. Entering the Jesuit novitiate is not like applying to graduate school or interviewing for a job. Assessing one’s suitability for a lifetime commitment to vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience cannot be done through a form or a transcript. It requires an in-depth period of discernment over a significant period of time. As part of the process, each candidate to the novitiate is asked to write his autobiography. This narrative helps those who take part in the vocation discernment process to see the ways in which the Lord has worked throughout their life. I love reading these autobiographies because I see in them the unique contribution that each novice will bring to the Society. We may be one of
the largest religious orders in the Church today, but no two of us are alike. We often illustrate this with the line, “if you’ve met one Jesuit you’ve met one Jesuit!” I look forward to seeing how these new novices will blossom over the course of time, and I know that many, many people will take part in their formation. We continue to depend on your prayers and support for these and all Jesuits. Your commitment to our mission is essential for our growth and ministry. I have great hope for the Society and its future. Sincerely yours in Christ,
Timothy P. Kesicki, SJ Provincial
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By the Numbers 10 novices entering the Chicago-Detroit Province this year
6 medals earned by Jesuit-educated alumni at the 2012 summer Olympics in London
JesuitPrayer.org Stirs Hearts and Minds
ince its launch on July 1, JesuitPrayer.org—our new prayer site, daily eNewsletter, and App—has received strong support from people across the country. One loyal prayer partner says, “I just wanted to let you know what a grace and blessing this site has been in my life. I am so grateful to all of the Jesuit sites which draw me into deeper awareness of God’s working each day, each moment of our lives. Thank God for St. Ignatius and those who are called to follow in his path—it means everything to me.” To date, more than 15,000 people have visited the site and hundreds more have signed up for our eNewsletter to get their daily dose of scripture, Ignatian reflection, and prayer—all of which is complemented by videos, links, and other resources. The site and App also allow people to print prayer cards and submit prayer requests that are responded to by our Jesuit Prayer Team. Help us spread the Word and join us today! n
Jesuits Say Goodbye to a Legend By Fr. Joseph Daoust, SJ
ather Walter Farrell, SJ, died this July at the age of 96. Walt towered over others not just physically, but as a human, wise, and gentle spirit. For decades, I and so many others depended on him for spiritual direction and guidance. He was always available, at a moment’s notice, to leave what he was doing and give his full and compassionate attention to whatever my latest travail or elation was. And then, with both frankness and tenderness, he would put the world back into perspective, the perspective of what life is really about. Not just Jesuits, but so many others found him an encouraging source of enlightenment even through the birth pangs of the new millennium. The winds of globalization or polarization might buffet our cultures or our Church. But Walt would urge us to continue finding God in the present with hope for the future. Rooted in the deep springs of Ignatian spirituality, he calmly and clearly nourished us in its abundant waters. Even in the last weeks of his life, he was still handing it on to the newest generation of Jesuits. n To read the extended version of Fr. Daoust’s tribute to Fr. Farrell, please visit www.jesuits-chgdet.org and click the red web icon as shown here.
Jesuits currently in formation
100% percentage of students admitted to college from Christ the King Jesuit College Prep’s first graduating class
27 average age of men entering the Society of Jesus
$30,000 cost to support a Jesuit novice for one year
Christ the King Jesuit College Prep Celebrates Success of First Graduating Class
n June 9, 2012, Christ the King Jesuit College Prep (CTK) celebrated its first graduation ceremony since opening its doors in August 2008. On this momentous day four years in the making, 50 students surrounded by family, teachers, and faculty walked across the stage to receive their diplomas from the school’s president, Fr. Chris Devron, SJ. Eighty-four colleges offered more than 150 acceptances to CTK students this year, including Xavier University and Marquette University. “I’m very glad that I came to CTK,” explains Michael, class of 2012. “Deep down inside, my classmates and I are very grateful to be at a school where we can get work experience and a great education at the same time.” Located on the West Side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood, CTK strives to educate the area’s underserved teenagers and their families. n
Father Raymond Guiao, SJ, provincial assistant for formation for the Chicago-Detroit Province, has begun serving in the same capacity for the Wisconsin Province as of summer 2012. After completing the First Studies Program at Fordham University, Andij Hlabse, SJ, is now a regent teaching at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. Hung Nguyen, SJ, has completed the First Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago and has begun his regency as a teacher at Saint Ignatius College Prep. Former Chicago-Detroit Provincial, Fr. Edward Schmidt, SJ, concluded his time as associate editor of America magazine in New York City and has begun his new position as an editor at the Institute of Jesuit Sources in St. Louis. Father Robert Thesing, SJ, who most recently served as superior for the First Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago, joins the staff at both the Claver Jesuit Ministry and the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford, Ohio. The Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin provincials have appointed Fr. Robert Wild, SJ, special assistant for advancement for both provinces. He brings to the role a wide range of prior experience as provincial of the Chicago Province; president of Weston Jesuit School of Theology; and, most recently, president of Marquette University. “I’m honored to help the provinces work together to serve our 12-state region, which includes 6 universities, 19 high schools, 12 parishes and missions, 8 retreat ministries, and many works that serve those in need,” says Fr. Wild.
Missioned to Serve at Colombiere Fr. Rey Garcia, SJ Fr. Gene Hattie, SJ Fr. John Murphy, SJ Fr. Phil Rule, SJ
We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God. Fr. Walter L. Farrell, SJ June 7, 1916, to July 13, 2012 “I had the privilege of making three retreats, one of them a 30-day retreat, with Fr. Farrell. He was an extraordinarily holy and generous man, a man of great faith. I will always value our friendship, and I will miss him. He was a fantastic director. He was gentle, compassionate, and wise. I am so blessed to have known him. Now he is with the Lord whom he loved so much and served so faithfully. May the Lord hold him eternally in his tender mercy.” — Stephanie Terril, longtime friend
Fr. Francis X. Budovic, SJ November 27, 1920, to June 13, 2012 “I knew Fr. Budovic when I worked at Ss. Peter and Paul in downtown Detroit from 19972001 while he was residing there. He always struck me as a very holy and devout priest, working hard every day and driving out to Sterling Heights to Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish where he ministered for 14 years. He always had a friendly word for me when we saw each other. He constantly inspired me to do my best and stay close to God. The energy he had at his age was amazing. May he rest in peace.” — Tim Kusner, Ss. Peter and Paul parishioner
Missioned to Serve at St. Camillus Fr. Gene Phillips, SJ
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A Jesuit Legacy Continued Located in the heart of Chicago’s West or the past several years, Ignatian Side, John H. Stroger Volunteer Corps (IVC) members Jorge Hospital is a prime Caicedo and Marta Hernandez example of an agency Sayeed have served as assistant chaplains whose work aligns at John H. Stroger Hospital (formerly Cook with that of the IVC County Hospital) under the leadership of mission. Meeting the Chicago-Detroit Province Society of the spiritual needs of the Jesuits. patients in the city’s “At Stroger Hospital, Jorge and I have Ignatian Volunteer Corps members, Jorge Caicedo and Marta Hernandez Sayeed, largest public hospital the privilege of accompanying people make their rounds at John H. Stroger Hospital providing comfort through prayer. is a challenge, and the through very significant moments in their Stroger chaplaincy lives—from praying with and offering it changes their life and their outlook, at Eucharist to a young couple who are taking program relies on least for those few moments.” Marta and Jorge to help provide personaltheir first baby home to visiting with an The reflection component of the IVC ized ministerial care. “I see our IVC volunelderly person who feels lonely and afraid, program is essential. Members make to sitting with cancer patients and their a commitment to reflective prayer and families,” explains Marta. journaling, attending monthly community The best part of IVC is that I The two pillars of the Ignatian Volunteer meetings, and also meeting each month Corps are service and reflection. IVC belong to a community of likeone-on-one with a spiritual reflector. volunteers, retired or semi-retired men and For Marta, the spiritual enrichment minded individuals who want to women 50 years and older, commit 2 days program was an important part of why express their faith in a very real she joined. “The best part of IVC is that per week, 10 months per year, in direct service to poor and marginalized and vibrant way. I belong to a community of like-minded communities across Chicago. IVC individuals who want to express their faith volunteers come from a wide variety of in a very real and vibrant way,” she says. backgrounds, experiences, and professions, teers as ‘chaplain extenders,’” says Fr. Joel “Through our community meetings, jourMedina SJ, former Director of the chapbut they all share a common purpose: to naling, and the monthly meeting with our laincy program at Stroger. “They reach out make a positive difference in their comspiritual reflector, we begin to develop eyes munities and to deepen their spiritual life in to patients I’m not able to visit and extend that are able to see the presence of God in our ministry as Catholic chaplains.” the Ignatian tradition. everyday life. My IVC experience gives a As native Spanish deeper meaning to the ordinary through the speakers, Marta and transforming presence of God.” Jorge are often able Now entering its 12th year, IVC Chicago to put their language is one of the largest chapters in the counskills to work in the try, with 40 members serving at 32 partner hospital. Jorge notes, ministries across 3 dioceses and 4 counties “I work mostly with in the Chicago area. IVC also has chapters Spanish-speaking in Detroit, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. To people. For them, it learn more, please visit www.ivcusa.org. n can be very important to have someone who speaks their language, Christine Curran is the Regional Director of the IVC-Chicago chapter. Contact Christine at because a lot of them 773-975-6871 or firstname.lastname@example.org. are newly arrived immigrants who haven’t learned to To view a video from the Ignatian News Network speak English, and to about the IVC chaplaincy program at Stroger feel that somebody is Hospital, please visit our website at Former hospital chaplains Jesuits Frs. Gene Nevins, Bob Finn, and Jim Chambers, www.jesuits-chgdet.org there with them, who move into the newly constructed hospital in 2002. and click the red web icon as shown here. speaks their language, By Christine Curran
Jesuit Chaplaincy Program In an effort to uphold the Ignatian tradition of serving where the need is greatest, the Jesuits began work at Cook County Hospital in 1903. When Fr. Michael McNulty, SJ, arrived, the need for spiritual care was overwhelming. In his first year as a chaplain, Fr. McNulty offered last sacraments to patients on 592 occasions, baptized 44 adults and 14 infants, and made 520 additional visits to patients. Now, 109 years after its founding, Stroger Hospital has been served by 35 dedicated, Jesuit chaplains. Today, the Jesuit legacy and mission is carried on through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. n
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Loyola High School in Detroit Kicks Off 20th Year with a New President By Jeremy Langford
oyola High School enters its 20th year of service in Detroit with a new president, Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ, who succeeds Fr. Dave Mastrangelo, SJ. “We’re so grateful to Dave for 19 years of service as a teacher, principal, and president,” says Fr. Tim Kesicki, provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province. “And we’re excited to see Mark lead Loyola through its 20th anniversary year and into its next decade. His appointment highlights the province’s commitment to the school and to Detroit.” “My excitement has been building since Fr. Kesicki began the conversation with me about my coming to Loyola,” says Fr. Luedtke. “In fact, my response was a hearty, ‘great!’ Many wonderful things have happened at the school thanks to the work of my predecessors, but I know there is a lot more work to do to give our students the best we have to offer.” Founded by the province and the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1993 as a direct response to the alarmingly high dropout rate of high school males in the city, the all-male Loyola opened its doors to 43 ninth graders in a small wing of the former St. Francis Home for Boys. A year later it moved a mile west into the former St. Francis de Sales School, where it has remained. Since its first graduating class of 1997, every member of Loyola’s graduating classes has been accepted into one or more colleges or universities. The current enrollment is 145 and there are 449 alumni.
“We are exceptionally Loyola—he has mainproud of Loyola,” explains tained a keen interest in Fr. Kesicki, SJ, who taught the school since he was a theology at the school from novice and most recently 1995 to 2000. “It’s a perjoined the board last year fect example of the Jesuit and spent the spring 2012 mission to serve where the semester “shadowing” need is greatest.” Fr. Mastrangelo before In 2003, Loyola High taking over as president School began an innovaJuly 1. A Chicago native, tive initiative called the Fr. Luedtke is a graduate Loyola Work Experience of St. Ignatius College Program (LWEP) to make Prep and Georgetown parochial education affordUniversity. able to young men living in Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ, president of During his Jesuit formaLoyola High School in Detroit the city of Detroit. Based tion, he taught at Cristo on the Cristo Rey model, Rey Jesuit High School in LWEP partners with local Chicago for three years. businesses and non-profit organizations— Following his ordination in 2010, he spent such as Ford Motor Company, Blue Cross/ three semesters interning at Jesuit high Blue Shield of Michigan, and Goodwill schools in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Industries—to give student real-world job New York City in preparation for leaderexperience and the opportunity to assume ship roles in Jesuit schools. part of the financial responsibility for their “I have been entrusted to share in some education. small way in the mission of Loyola High “I’ve been so blessed to be a part of School to bring wholeness to the lives of Loyola all these years,” says our young men and, through them, to their Fr. Mastrangelo. “The only ones who families and this city,” says Fr. Luedtke. “I preceded me here were the late Fr. Malfeel very much at home here at Loyola. colm Carron, SJ, president; Fr. Ken Styles, Together with our faculty, staff, families, SJ, principal; the late Deacon Wyatt Jones, and benefactors, we will continue to nurJr., dean of students; and Debby Flynn, ture a culture of hope and academic success business manager. Now I’m grateful to Fr. for young men in Detroit and prepare them Luedtke for being so willing to take on to be men of Christian love, justice, and the role of president. I truly believe that service who act with integrity, compassion, Loyola’s best years are yet to come.” and courage.” n Father Luedtke is no stranger to
Jesuit-Educated Olympians Bring Home Gold
hile the world was fixated on the Olympics this summer, we kept our eye on two very special Olympians—and they didn’t disappoint. Conor Dwyer, Loyola Academy class of 2007, competed in the Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay alongside Olympic veteran, Michael Phelps. After pulling ahead early in the first leg of the race, the men clinched the gold with more than a three-second lead (second from left in photo). At the same time, Regis Jesuit senior and youngest member of the women’s swimming team, Missy Franklin, charmed the world while earning three gold medals and one bronze during her time in London. While Franklin is not a Catholic, she said life as a student at a Jesuit-run high school has her considering joining the Church. “Going into Regis Jesuit, my faith was not a very big aspect of my life. Taking my first theology classes, going to my first masses, going on my first retreats, I began to realize how important God is in my life and how much I love him and need him,” she explained. “I am so thankful for Regis Jesuit, for they have brought God and so much meaning into my life.” We look forward to seeing both Olympians again at the 2016 summer games in Rio. n 5
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Planning for Our Future By Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ
On August, 25, 2012, 10 men from the Chicago-Detroit Province entered the Society of Jesus novitiate in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Front row L-R) Daniel Kennedy, Stephen Molvarec, Nicholas Albin, Andrea Bianchini (middle in tan shirt), Daniel Dixon (Back row L-R) Damian Torres-Botello, Brian Geeding, Aaron Malnick, Matthew Wooters, Maxwell Bindernagel
n my job as Jesuit Vocation Director, I often ask inquiring men this question, “So, if you were to be a Jesuit, what sort of work or ministry would you like to do?” Most men use words like education, work with the poor, overseas missions, and publishing. In my six years in the job, no one has ever responded with, “Oh, I’d love to be Vocation Director.” Not even I thought I would serve in this capacity. It had not crossed my mind that I might be asked to serve in the Jesuit machinery of internal governance, but sometimes a vocation brings more surprising rewards than expected results. After all, the Jesuits look for men who have a “plan” for the future, but also possess a mature “peace” in the Spirit—an openness that allows the Superior to mission the man depending on the needs of the day. In the summer days of 2006, the need was for our Midwest province to find the next Vocation Director, and I responded with obedience, yes, but also with a deeper joy that I was actually helping in the mission of the Province. I also felt a certain value in my capacity to respond “yes” when my Provincial asked. When Freedom allows that positive response, one might feel a kinship with other “yes” types such as Moses, Isaiah, Mary, St. Ignatius, and Sr. Helen Prejean. It is in this Spirit of saying “yes” that I would like to introduce the men who have been accepted by our Jesuit Provincial to enter the Society of Jesus in 2012. Nicholas Albin (22) is a graduate of Xavier University and enters the Jesuits with a BA in finance. Andrea Bianchini (30) was born and raised in Milan, Italy, where he earned an MA in electrical engineering. He met the Jesuits in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and just completed his PhD in physics from the University of Michigan. Maxwell Bindernagel (23) is a graduate of Ignatius High School in Cleveland and recently graduated from Boston College with an MA in philosophy. He speaks fluent German and enjoys the guitar. Daniel Dixon (25) attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He just finished two years teaching Catholic elementary school in Phoenix through the Alliance for Catholic Education. Brian Geeding (24) a 2006 alumnus of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, graduated from Miami University with a degree in business marketing and geology. Brian spent the last year volunteer teaching with the Jesuits on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. Daniel Kennedy (22) is a 2008 graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High in Toledo and later studied philosophy and theology at Boston 6
College, where he received the Edward H. Finnegan, SJ, Memorial Award in 2012. He worked at hospice in Boston and traveled to Kathmandu as part of his service work, including a trip to Guatemala. Aaron Malnick (33) graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in marketing and sales. After earning an MA in Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, he most recently served in campus ministry at Alvernia University outside of Philadelphia. Stephen Molvarec (32) is a summa cum laude graduate in history from Canisius College and earned a PhD in medieval history from Notre Dame. He also served in pastoral ministry with graduates students while teaching history at Indiana University South Bend. Damian Torres-Botello (34), a Kansas City native and an accomplished playwright and performer, has written several plays and initiated presentations of original dramatic pieces about social justice. As a teaching artist, he worked with inner-city youth and earned a degree in theater from University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Matthew Wooters (25) hails from suburban Washington, DC, and is a 2009
graduate of John Carroll University. He served two years with the Jesuit volunteers in Belize, and most recently taught history and geography at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. 2012 also brings a new contour to my mission. As I complete the 6-year term as Vocation Director, I once again feel that openness to handing on the torch and remaining available to serve in other areas of the Province. I pass this most privileged ministry to my successor, Fr. Jim Prehn, SJ, and look forward to continuing my work at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. Father Prehn and I both rejoice in the providence of God, who has blessed the Chicago-Detroit Province with an abundance of vocations this year. It has been my pleasure to walk with these 10 men over the past several years, helping them to discern God’s call and to anticipate that very profound “yes” at the root of any vocation. Please keep these men in prayer as they begin their novitiate experience this fall. n Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ, vocation director for six years, will begin his new assignment as spiritual minister at Saint Ignatius College Prep and Chicago Jesuit Academy in Chicago.
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Putting Faith into Action By Amy Korpi
he special affinity Patricia Greulich feels for the Society of Jesus began early in life. To start, there was a Jesuit in the family—an uncle who sadly passed away in an accident before his ordination, and before Pat was born. But the Jesuit connection was not broken by that tragedy. “I have clear memories of our large family being closely tied to the Jesuits,” she recalls. “In addition, my father graduated from Xavier University, so there was a natural connection that way as well.” Pat went on to earn an MA in education from Xavier, and her late husband, Bill, also was a Xavier alumnus. Yet the Jesuit presence in her life is something more, something she describes as “being home,” and a large part of that is due to the sense of community she feels at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish of Cincinnati. “I’ve been aware of the Jesuit presence throughout my life,” she says. “As we moved 13 times during our working years, it served a grounding role. But it’s been so nice to come back to Bellarmine Chapel. Now, when I’m in Florida during the winter, even though I take part in the life of a parish with a Jesuit influence, I still miss Bellarmine.” Pat feels strongly about her parish for many reasons, one in particular being the leadership of its pastor, Fr. Richard Bollman, SJ, who, along with others at Bellarmine, was “a great consolation” when Pat’s husband was ill. But Fr. Bollman is just one of several Jesuits “who have been a positive force in our faith community,” she says. And that kind of community draws people with common interests—for example, the desire to help others. “Much of our outreach is to neighbors who are less fortunate,” explains Pat, who serves as one of the parish’s St. Vincent De Paul volunteers, visiting people in need each Saturday to offer physical and spiritual support. The group’s aim is to combine spirituality with charitable works, and “help alleviate some of the isolation the people we visit might feel from the greater Cincinnati community.” Such faith in action has extended to a desire to share financial gifts as well. Pat has supported both the general mission of the Jesuits as well as particular minis-
Pat Greulich, longtime Jesuit supporter, celebrates the graduation of her granddaughter, Jenny, from Bowling Green State University.
tries—just one of which is the St. Aloysius Gonzaga School in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. “That mission is certainly close to my heart,” Pat says. “A child who loses a parent from AIDS is disadvantaged
A Charitable Gift Annuity is a convenient way to benefit many people, because the Jesuits cover so many bases locally and internationally. in so many ways, including education, let alone education in the faith. As a retired elementary school teacher, I know firsthand how important that can be.” Put it all together, and when Pat had an opportunity to contribute to a charitable organization, the Jesuits were a clear choice. After considering options with her financial advisor, she purchased a Charitable Gift Annuity a few years ago. “This mode of giving was a good choice for me, especially in these uncertain financial times,” Pat explains. “It’s a convenient way to benefit many people, because the Jesuits cover so many bases locally and internationally.” Lest it seem like Pat’s connection to the Jesuits be over-weighted toward the practical, it’s anything but. Her faith de-
velopment has been enhanced by Ignatian spirituality as well. “The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford is an amazing resource,” she says. “Many contemplative, meditative retreats there have made a difference in my prayer life. No doubt about it. They have been a way to refocus, and re-center my faith.” And that takes Pat’s story full circle— with faith feeding positive action and back again. Sounds like a Jesuit thing. n Through the formation it provides young Jesuits, the Chicago-Detroit Province is the animating source of the universities, high schools, parishes, retreat houses and its other works. After formation, young Jesuits are missioned to the works, nationally and internationally, just as St. Ignatius missioned St. Francis Xavier to India with the words “Go Forth and Set the World on Fire.” Please support a young Jesuit in Formation: Novice $25,000 (1 year) $50,000 (Total) First Studies $50,000 (1 year) $150,000 (Total) Theology $50,000 (1 year) $150,000 (Total) Tertianship $35,000 (1 year) The total cost of Formation for a Jesuit is $385,000. Thank you for your partnership in serving the people of God.
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