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The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight (JBS) committee has a great new poster featuring all 80+ basketball games played by Jesuit men’s and women’s teams during the 2015-16 season. Click here to order yours online today!

The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight (JBS) is a nationwide effort to capitalize on basketball games between Jesuit schools and, through those games, bring greater positive awareness and exposure to Jesuit education and its shared mission. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in 2008 in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the many basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other every season.


Pope Francis reads a copy of The Tweetable Pope, given to him by the author in October at the Vatican (Photo by Michael O'Loughlin)

Pope Francis reads a copy of The Tweetable Pope, given to him by the author in October at the Vatican (Photo by Michael O'Loughlin)

Boston Globe and Crux journalist Michael O’Loughlin opens a window into the heart and revolutionary mission of Pope Francis by examining his extensive and revelatory use of social media in The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters.

O’Loughlin, a former America contributor, uses Francis’ Tweets to his nearly 24 million followers to explain why this pope has captured the world’s imagination and to explore his strategy and vision for the Catholic Church.

Grouped by the Pope’s most pressing concerns—forgiveness, mercy, injustice, poverty, war, joy, the environment and more, The Tweetable Pope uses Francis’ pithy 140-character (or fewer) missives as a prism to view the biographical, historical and spiritual context of his messages and how each is part of a larger vision.

Rev. James Martin, S.J. called The Tweetable Pope "a valuable addition to reflections on this extraordinary pope" and Elizabeth Dias of TIME said it is "a must-read for anyone—Twitter user or not."

The Tweetable Pope, 256 p., HarperOne. More info at www.tweetablepope.com.


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British playwright Jonathan Moore has published the text for his play, INIGO, based on the life of St. Ignatius. After a triumphant initial run off West End and subsequent successful productions in London, the text of the play was recently published with a foreword by Mark Lawson, a leading British arts broadcaster and critic. The play vividly brings Ignatius and the founding Jesuits to life for a contemporary audience, and would be ideal for use as a text for study, campus ministry, spirituality and/or to be dramatised by students.
 
"Jonathan Moore makes Ignatius accessible to us, capturing much of the drama of The Spiritual Exercises themselves, an excellent discovery for schools and colleges. I hope that is something we may look forward to."—Rev. James Hanvey S.J., Master of Campion Hall, Oxford University (thinkingfaith.org)
 
"An astonishing achievement" — Jesuits and Friends (Magazine of the British Jesuits)
 
To order the play online, please click here.