News Detail
Society of Jesus Ordains 18 New Deacons

October 30, 2013 — Eighteen Jesuits were ordained to the diaconate in October at Masses in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and Santa Clara, Calif.  For a Jesuit in formation, ordination to the diaconate is the final step in preparation for priestly ordination in the Society of Jesus. 

Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., ordained eight Jesuits and one Redemptorist at St. Ignatius of Loyola on Boston College’s campus on Oct. 12. All nine men are current students at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM), where they are completing their theological and ministerial training. The congregation of approximately 600 included family members of the ordained, members of the Boston College Jesuit and Redemptorist communities and students, faculty and staff of the STM.

Ten Jesuits were also ordained as deacons at Santa Clara University’s Mission Church on Oct. 19. The main celebrant was Auxiliary Bishop Robert McElroy of San Francisco.

The new deacons were ordained as part of their formation to become priests, and they are authorized to proclaim the Word of God, to preach and to preside at the sacraments of baptism and marriage and at the rite of Christian burial. View more photos from the St. Ignatius of Loyola diaconate ordinations here. [New England Province, STM, JST]


Recent News

July 29, 2015 — Newly ordained Jesuit Father Timothy McCabe will serve the poor at the Warming Center at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church in Detroit.

July 27, 2015 — Veritas Christi provides religious education for special needs students through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy.

July 27, 2015 — Newly ordained priest Fr. Lukas Laniauskas, SJ, a Lithuanian-American born and raised in Cleveland, looks forward to serving the people of God.

July 24, 2015 — A newly digitized collection at Saint Louis University gives a glimpse into the daily lives of students and Jesuits there in the late 19th century.

July 22, 2015 — Students from Belen Jesuit Prep and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy built a bridge in the village of El Puerto.

July 20, 2015 — At Ignatius Cafe in Los Angeles, Jesuit Father Robert Dae-je Choi serves quality coffee to support St. Agnes Korean Catholic Church.

July 17, 2015 — Nearly 300 Jesuits met recently at Loyola Marymount University to discuss their role in the rapidly changing digital world.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America - 8/03/15

America - 7/20/15

America - 7/6/15



Jesuit Spiritual Center
The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford spreads over 37 park-like acres overlooking the Little Miami River, 30 minutes east of Cincinnati.