March 2019
Gregorian University Foundation

Arrupe Beatification Cause Begins

Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Bilbao, November 14, 1907 • Jesuit since 1927
Ordained priest on July 30, 1936 • Missionary on Japan (1938-1965) 
General Superior of the Society of Jesus (1965-1983)
Rome, February 5, 1991 
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A path forward
A Conversation and Dialogue on Clerical Sexual Abuse

Please join us for a conversation with
Fr Hans Zollner SJ
Founder and President of the Centre for Child Protection
at the Pontifical Gregorian University

followed by a dialogue
Introduction by Fr Alan Fogarty, SJ, President, Gregorian University Foundation

Kim Daniels, Associate Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought & Public Life

Kathleen Coogan, Parishioner & Pastoral Council Member, Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Michael Nugent, member, Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Advisory Board; parishioner, Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Fr Zollner

Closing Prayer
Ellen Toups, President, Parish Pastoral Council, Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Sunday, March 24, 2019
2:00 pm
Copley Formal Lounge - Copley Hall Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW  Washington, DC

4:00 pm Reception
Riggs Library - Healy Hall

limited seating

Co-Sponsors:  Holy Trinity Catholic Church
& The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University 

6 October -12 October
2019 Colloquium
Rome through the eyes of Ignatius

See the Eternal City from a unique perspective - from the heart of the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus.  Experience the adventure of Jesuit Rome with its academic, spiritual, social and cultural opportunities. Please join us as we explore from the center to the periphery.
Registration is open!

Alumnus Lenten Reflection
Fr Alex Kreidler JCL 2017
Pontifical Gregorian University

Never before had it occurred to me—the Faith that I had received, the Faith that was passed on to me—this Faith that I had received came to me in a Roman way.

Gregorian University Foundation
Lenten Appeal 

Lent 2019
Dear Friends,
In the season of Lent, we are reminded and confronted again with the reality of the Paschal Mystery in our lives. Jesus is constantly seen as demonstrating his love for others, a love which will lead through sacrifice to a new flourishing of life. In that spirit I must first express my gratitude with you for your past sacrifices to the Gregorian University Foundation which gave life to the three institutions we support: the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Oriental Institute. The commitment which you make out of love and faith in the Lord continues to touch thousands of lives not only in the United States, but in 125 other countries as our students complete their studies and return home to serve the Church.

Heads of Worldwide Catholic Religious Orders
Apologize to Abuse Victims and Vow Reform

“We need a different culture in the Church and in our wider society. We need a culture where children are treasured and where safeguarding is promoted,” the statement says. “We still need conversion and we want to change. We want to act with humility. We want to see our blind spots. We want to name any abuse of power. We commit to engage in a journey with those we serve, moving forward with transparency and trust, honesty and sincere repentance.” 

The Universal Apostolic Preferences
for 2019-2029


Please click below to read Father General’s letter to the whole Society announcing the promulgation of the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus, 2019-2029.
These preferences are the fruit of a long discernment that happened across the Society culminating in their confirmation by Pope Francis.  As Fr. General writes, these universal apostolic preferences are intended to be “orientations for improving both the apostolic work of the whole body of the Society and the ways in which we accomplish our ministries, in which the preferences are expressed.”  They are “a means for continuing to be guided by the Spirit.”

7-9 May 2019 - Rome
International Conference
sponsored by the Gregorian University Foundation

An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal on the occasion of the 110th Anniversary of the Biblical Institute's founding, May 7, 1909

Alumni News
Rev Msgr Peter Vaghi STB ’84 STL ‘88
Pontifical Gregorian University 

Msgr Vaghi's article entitled, "St. Francis de Sales’s Solution for Our Toxic Public Discourse” was recently featured in America magazine.

In times like these, the “virtuous speech” counseled by St. Francis de Sales in his The Devout Life is downright countercultural.
Five Ways You Can Lead
Like St. Ignatius

Feeling uninspired by our current crop of national political leaders this Presidents’ Day Weekend? Take heart – there are other possibilities.

Over the past decade or so, there has been a growing emphasis in the global Jesuit community on what you might call “Ignatian leadership,” or taking cues on how to lead in modern times from the 16th century founder of the Society of Jesus himself, St. Ignatius Loyola.


10 April 2019
Cardinal Bea lecture event entitled:
“Reading Scripture Together”

Mass Cards
available online

The Gregorian University Foundation is pleased to offer Mass cards for the living and for the deceased. 

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Just click HERE to select the Gregorian University Foundation as your charity of choice.
Praying with the Pope in March
Pope Francis' Universal prayer intention for March is: 

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.

Reflect further on the Pope's Prayer Intention for March and unite yourself with the Pope's Prayer Network 
Watch the Pope's Video >>

The mission of the Gregorian University Foundation is to raise funds that provide financial assistance for the Education Consortium of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Italy, which includes the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

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