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What Does Lent Mean to Me?

March 8, 2017 — For Father Erik Oland, SJ, the new provincial of the French Canada Province of the Society of Jesus, Lent is a time to be more intentional.

“It’s a penitential season, but penitential for what? To prepare yourself to journey with Jesus in Holy Week and to experience the resurrection with him.

“It’s penitential, but it’s a time of preparation too.”

 




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September 8, 2017 — Tomorrow marks the feast day of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit missionary known as the patron saint of slaves.

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September 5, 2017 — Jesuit Father Timothy Kesicki's letter to Dreamers after the rescission of DACA.

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