August 2021 archive of Ignatian Threads

August 2021 archive of Ignatian Threads

Legacy of Francis Xavier

Posted by Hilda Walter on 8/30/21

August 29

Francis Xavier died of fever on December 3, 1552, on the island of Sancian while awaiting a boat to take him to mainland China. He had set his sights on furthuring his missionary successes in Japan and other parts of Asia. His incorrupt body was first buried ... Read More »

Francis Xavier - greatest Jesuit missionary

Posted by Hilda Walter on 8/26/21

August 22 bulletin

As you are aware, stained glass windows on either side of the altar in Gesu Church depict the lives of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier. Moreover, the scenes of these two Jesuit founders reveal the early history of the Society of Jesus – ... Read More »

Mary - Blessed Among Women

Posted by Hilda Walter on 8/16/21

August 15, 2021

As we celebrate this Feast of the Assumption, let us imaginatively view the interaction between Mary and her cousin, Elizabeth. We are enthralled by this remarkable exchange in which we witness complete faith and trust in God. Both Mary and Elizabeth recognize their roles in God’s ... Read More »

Jesuit Beginnings

Posted by Hilda Walter on 8/12/21

August 8

Last week we celebrated the Feast of St. Ignatius, notably his “cannonball moment” depicted in the top window panel to the right of the altar. Saint Francis Xavier, whose life is depicted in stained glass window panels to the left of the altar, and whose statue is in our narthex, ... Read More »


Posted by Hilda Walter on 8/01/21

Those who attended Mass this weekend at Gesu, in person or online, experienced an unusual homily opening: "Kaboom...kaboom!" resounded Fr. Laniauskas at all Masses.  He had our attention! Of course, if you had read the publicity preceding this week's celebration, you caught onto his purpose.  Fr. L. was expressing ... Read More »


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