Aug. 23, 2016 - Fr. T. Frank Kennedy, SJ, was called to eternal life on August 19, 2016 at Campion Center, in Weston, Mass. We remember with gratitude all that God has done through T. Frank’s life of service to the Church and the Society.
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Aug. 23, 2016 - The concert tour's performances will benefit Jesuit Refugee Service's Global Education Initiative.
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Aug. 12, 2016 - Martin Scorsese, director of the upcoming film Silence - a harrowing tale about Jesuits in 1640s Japan - was the keynote speaker Jesuit Province Day, held at Fordham Prep. Scorsese was interviewed by Fr. James Martin, SJ, about his faith, his religious background and what drew him to this personal project.
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Aug. 10, 2016 - Fr. Solomon I. “Sam” Sara, SJ, was called to eternal life on Aug. 8, 2016, at Campion Center, Weston, Mass. Fr. Sara was born on May 1, 1930, in Mangaish, Iraq, and entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 23, 1950. He was ordained on June 15, 1963, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Weston College, Weston, Mass., and pronounced Final Vows on Aug. 15, 1966.
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Aug. 9, 2016 - Nine Jesuit novices from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces will profess their first vows in the Society of Jesus on Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, at Holy Cross Church, DeWitt, N.Y. They are Henoch Derbew, Thomas Elitz, Brendan Gottschall, Justin Grosnick, Kieran Halloran, Chia-Yang “C-Y” Kao, Joseph Lorenz, Jonathan Pennacchia and Nathan Sparks.
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August 9, 2016 - In his eighth Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his prayer intention of Sports. “Sports make it possible to build a culture of encounter among everyone for a world of peace,” says Pope Francis at the beginning of the video. “I dream of sports as the practice of human dignity, turned into a vehicle of fraternity.”
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Aug. 3, 2016 - Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, students at Georgetown University convinced the administration to divest coal mining companies from the school’s endowment.
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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.
Our Lady of Hope Parish
Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland, Maine, includes two churches: St. Joseph and St. Pius.
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Eastern Point Retreat House
Eastern Point Retreat House, a grand house located on the Atlantic shore in Gloucester, Mass., has been welcoming retreatants since 1958.
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