We Commit This Day: Remembering the Jesuits and Their Companions

Today marks 26 years since the Jesuits, their housekeeper Elba Ramos, and her 15-year-old daughter Celina Ramos, were murdered at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Fr. Frans Van De Lugt, S.J. - Copyrighted

Fr. Frans van der Lugt, SJ: Let us Find the Courage to Move Forward

Now, as he comes face-to-face with the Father and intercedes on our behalf, let us find the courage to “move forward” and continue the important work for which Fr. Frans van der Lugt, SJ gave his life.

Jesuit Murdered in Syria: Ignatian Family Mourns

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.