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U.S. Jesuit Chaperone and Students Discuss What Magis 2011 is All About

The 3,000 Magis pilgrims have now fanned out across Spain, Portugal and North Africa for their 100 unique Magis experiences. In small groups of about 25, the experience teams are composed of people from different countries which gives the pilgrims an opportunity to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds and who share in their faith.

The 100 experiences range from working amongst the poor, with immigrants, traveling along a religious pilgrimage “camino” or volunteering with the infirm. Accompanying the pilgrims are Jesuit chaperones like scholastic Michael Rossman, who is currently in his First Studies as a Jesuit at Loyola University Chicago, and is chaperoning a group of pilgrims from Marquette University.

Before they departed from Loyola, Rossman and three Marquette students shared what Magis 2011 is all about  in this video below. You can continue to follow along with the Jesuits at Magis and the students they are chaperoning by visiting our microsite or following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Marquette’s Basketball Chaplain Lends Jesuit Presence to Team

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Jesuit Father William Kelly has been lending his Jesuit influence to Marquette University’s men’s basketball team for 26 years as the team chaplain.

What does the role of team chaplain entail?

“Show your alums some Jesuit presence. Be available to the coaches and the team in good times and in bad. … Sacramental presence, availability, a willing ear and encouragement,” Fr. Kelly said.

“I take these losses much harder than the kids,” he said. “They have to go right back to work the next day. I have to linger with the loss and put up with all of the nitpicking that the newspapers do with why we lost.”

For more on Kelly, watch the video below.

Marquette's Basketball Chaplain Lends Jesuit Presence to Team

Jesuit Father William Kelly Share

Jesuit Father William Kelly has been lending his Jesuit influence to Marquette University’s men’s basketball team for 26 years as the team chaplain.

What does the role of team chaplain entail?

“Show your alums some Jesuit presence. Be available to the coaches and the team in good times and in bad. … Sacramental presence, availability, a willing ear and encouragement,” Fr. Kelly said.

“I take these losses much harder than the kids,” he said. “They have to go right back to work the next day. I have to linger with the loss and put up with all of the nitpicking that the newspapers do with why we lost.”

For more on Kelly, watch the video below.

Celebrating the Feast of the Founder of the Jesuits

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On July 31, Jesuits will celebrate the feast of their founder,  St. Ignatius of Loyola, who, with his early companions, founded the Society of Jesus in 1540.

St. Ignatius Loyola was born in 1491 to a family of minor nobility in northern Spain. As a young man, Ignatius Loyola was a soldier and dreamed of doing great deeds. But in 1521 Ignatius was gravely wounded in a battle with the French. While recuperating, he experienced a conversion while reading of the lives of Jesus and the saints.

St. Ignatius’ collection of insights, prayers and suggestions in his book the Spiritual Exercises is considered one of the most influential books on the spiritual life ever written. When Ignatius conceived the Jesuits, he wanted them to become  “contemplatives in action.” This is also an ideal for those  who are guided by Ignatian spirituality and who continually strive to follow St. Ignatius’ motivation to “find God in all things”.

Interested in finding out more about St. Ignatius of Loyola? Loyola Press has a collection of biographical materials, works of St. Ignatius, videos and reflections on their website.

Marquette University has also created this short video piece on the story behind the founder of the Jesuit order as told by  Stephanie Russell, executive director of Marquette University’s Office of Mission and Identity.