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Fr. Maurice “Mo” Murray, who taught math and computer science in the U.S. and Belize, who joined the cause for civil rights in the 1960s, and who learned a Mayan language to better serve his parishioners, died Friday, July 11, 2014 in St. Louis. He was 79 and a Jesuit for nearly 62 years.
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BELIZE CITY, Belize _ Andrew S. Lopez has been named the new president of St. John’s College, succeeding Jorge Espat, whose term ended in June.
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A former marketing executive has been named the first lay director of White House Retreat, a Jesuit retreat house south of St. Louis on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.
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June 3, 2014 — Jesuit Refugee Service country director, Jesuit Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, was abducted by a group of unidentified men in western Afghanistan on June 2.
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In Memoriam
Fr. Ralph E. Vonderhaar died Monday, June 16, 2014 in St. Louis. He was 88 and a Jesuit for nearly 71 years.

Fr. Walter G. Nesbit died Monday, May 12, 2014, in St. Louis. He was 85 and a Jesuit for 67 years.

Fr. David Wayne died Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Parker, Colo. He was 76 years old and a Jesuit for 58 years.


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Jesuit Parishes and Retreat Centers
There are 66 Jesuit parishes and 22 retreat centers in the United States. Jesuit parishes are situated in inner cities, suburbs, rural outposts and on college campuses and Native American reservations. Jesuit retreat centers can be found in places ranging from New England's rocky coast to the foothills of the Rockies and the rustic trails of Santa Clara Valley. They are part of urban landscapes, too.
St. Matthew Parish
Founded in 1893, St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church is an African-American parish in the heart of North St. Louis.
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Ignatian Spirituality Center
The Ignatian Spirituality Center of Kansas City offers programs in Ignatian prayer and retreats and trains lay people as spiritual directors and retreat guides.
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