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Jesuits of Canada & the U.S.  The largest order of Catholic priests/brothers worldwide, founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius.

Meet siblings Trevor Rainwater, SJ, (right) and Conan Rainwater, SJ, brothers from Bismarck, North Dakota, who both attended Creighton University @creighton1878 and are now studying to become #Jesuit priests. Read how joining the Society has brought them closer than ever before: link in bio.
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The #Jesuits have officially begun the formal process of #beatification, and eventually #canonization, for Father Pedro #Arrupe, SJ, the impactful 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus who served from 1965 to 1983. Current Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, made the announcement yesterday at a meeting in Bilbao. Father Arrupe, #prayforus!
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Arrupe's famous “men for others” speech (commonly also cited as “men and women for others”) is one of the guiding tenets of #Jesuit education in our schools today, and the world of #Catholic social teaching was forever transformed by his call for all of us to affirm the “preferential option for the poor” and a “faith that does justice.” He founded @jesuitrefugeeservice in 1980, which has evolved into a global agency working in 45 countries, meeting the educational, health, social, psychological, pastoral and other needs of #refugees and those forcibly displaced from their homelands. His devotion and ministry to the suffering and oppressed was influenced by his experience as master of #novices at the Jesuit novitiate in #Hiroshima, #Japan, on Aug. 6, #1945, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Arrupe, who had been a medical student before entering the Jesuits, repurposed the novitiate into a makeshift hospital. He later called the atomic attack “a permanent experience outside of history, engraved on my memory.” Click the link in our bio to read more about Arrupe’s inspirational life and possible path to sainthood.
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Fr. Frédéric Fornos, SJ, @ffornosj (center) International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) and Fr. William Blazek, SJ, (left) Regional Director for the USA and Canada @popesprayerusa, visited Fr. Tim Kesicki, SJ, president of the #Jesuit Conference today. Swipe to hear Fr. Blazek and Fr. Fornos’ advice for those discerning their vocation — and the rest of us too! “Be generous with the Lord as he has been generous with us: the more we open up, the more he shares with us,” said Fr. Blazek. “Read the Gospel each day,” said Fr. Fornos, in order to hear Jesus’ voice in the midst of our daily lives. #soundon
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Read about Fr. Blazek and the PWPN at the link in our bio.
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From @popesprayerusa: #PopeFrancis' prayer intentions video for #July: #priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests. Pray for us!
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“Your parish #priest is always available for you, to celebrate Mass, visit the sick, speak with someone who doesn't have anyone else who will listen to him, and much more. But he's not a superman. He's a person who, like everyone else, also feels alone sometimes. During those moments of loneliness, you can do a lot for him. Listen to him, visit him, smile at him. He needs it.”
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Read about the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network — Apostleship of Prayer at bit.ly/aposprayer. Visit thepopevideo.org.
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A happy and blessed #July4 to all. #independenceday

Follow along with @loyolapress#31DaysWithIgnatius this month, featuring daily reflections culminating in our founder’s Feast Day on #July 31. Click the link in our bio.
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Congratulations to #Jesuits Archbishop Luis Ladaria of Spain, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Pedro Barreto of Huancayo, Peru, who were created #cardinals June 28 by #PopeFrancis. He created a total of 14 new cardinals from 11 countries at St. Peter’s Basilica Thursday evening.
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New game: guess where this photo was taken? Hint: one of our 28 #Jesuit university campuses in the U.S.
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