Visiting the UCA Memorial Rose Garden was one of the last things we did the day before leaving San Salvador. It was in March that I went to El Salvador on Alternative Spring Break with a group of students from St. Mary’s Student Parish at the University of Michigan. After hearing all of the stories of tragedy, massacre, and heartbreak from that week, I thought my heart had barely anything left to give.
The Ignatian Solidarity Network honored Fr. James L. Connor, S.J., with the “Robert M. Holstein: Faith that Does Justice Award” on Sunday, April 6th, at a Mass and award reception at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The Ignatian family worldwide mourns the loss of Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt, S.J., who lived in the war-torn Syrian city of Homs, and was killed on Monday, April 7, 2014. According to the Middle East Jesuits, Father van der Lugt was abducted by armed men who beat him and then killed him with two bullets to the head in front of the Jesuit residence in Homs.