October 19, 2014 STAFF/STU

Mass Intention this Sunday at 9 p.m. for James Foley

James Foley was a graduate of Marquette University. While working as a freelance war correspondent during the Syrian Civil War, he was abducted on November 22, 2012, in northwestern Syria. He was beheaded in August 2014, becoming the first American citizen killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS, Islamic State, IS) as a response to American airstrikes in Iraq. This Saturday he would have been 41 years old. Jesuit institutions across the country are remembering him and praying for peace and freedom this weekend. To understand more about his life and his commitment to faith read, “Phone Call Home“.