News Detail
Valentine's Day: “Falling in Love” by Jesuit Father Joseph P. Whelan

February 14, 2020 — Jesuits.org is sharing the following quotation attributed to Jesuit Father Joseph P. Whelan (d.1994) — often mistakenly attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ — to celebrate Valentine’s Day.


Calligraphy by Holly Monroe 

Nothing is more practical than
finding God, that is, than
Falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination,
will affect everything.
It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.





Recent News

April 3, 2020—Both the health and economic consequences of coronavirus will be devastating to migrants and refugees.

April 3, 2020 — In this AMDG episode, Fr. Michael Rozier, SJ, talks about approaching the coronavirus as a health professional and priest.

April 2, 2020 — Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, shared reflections with the global Ignatian family in light of COVID-19.

April 1, 2020 — What can this Jesuit saint's experience teach us for today's pandemic?


March 31, 2020 — The Jesuit network is working to mitigate the effects of coronavirus among groups of people who are particularly vulnerable. You can get involved — even from home.


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 10/14/19

America 9/30/19

America 9/16/19



Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House is located on 80 acres of gently rolling meadows and wooded countryside just 40 miles northwest of Chicago.