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Sept. 14, 2016 – On Sept. 10, Jesuits, friends and family gathered at the Fordham University Church to celebrate the lives and achievements of some of the Jesuit jubilarians in the USA Northeast Province. The province is grateful to the men celebrating jubilees for their wholehearted response to God’s call to serve.

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Sept. 13, 2016 — This fall, 48 new Jesuit novices joined the Society of Jesus in Canada, Haiti and the U.S., the largest group of novices in recent memory. The journey to becoming a Jesuit priest or brother can take from eight to twelve years, and it begins with two years in the novitiate.

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Sept. 13, 2016 - When the Maryland Jesuit parishes Holy Trinity and St. Ignatius reflected on how their faith communities could respond to the Pope Francis’ call to respond to climate change, they looked for pathways to help parishioners move from prayer and reflection to action.

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Sept. 12, 2016 - In the brand new video, "The Journey to a Great Life," released today, Jesuits in formation share the experiences and insights that inspired them to pursue extraordinary lives as members of the Society of Jesus.

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Sept. 12, 2016 - Jesuit novice Jake Braithwaite shares a deep reflection on his time serving and praying with the elderly and dying in Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. Click below to read the lessons Jake learned about accompanying those during difficult times of need.

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Sept. 7, 2016 - Earlier this year, Fr. Julio Giulietti, SJ, was appointed coordinator of the Myanmar Leadership Institute. In this role, he and members of the institute will be working towards providing a transformative education - in mind, heart, attitude and behavior - so as to prepare the youth of Myanmar for leadership roles.

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Sept. 7, 2016 - Jesuit scholastic, Doug Ray reflects on his summer at Sacred Heart Church in Richmond where he practiced his Spanish by ministering to the Latino community there.

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On Oct. 2, 2016, General Congregation 36 will convene in Rome. A general congregation is the supreme governing body of the Society of Jesus; GC36 was convoked by Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, 80, who has announced his intention to resign after serving as the Jesuit’s leader since 2008.

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Sept., 6, 2016 - Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September 2016 is for a more human society. “Humanity is experiencing a crisis that is not only economic and financial, but is also ecological, educational, moral, and human,” says Pope Francis.

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Sept. 2, 2016 — On Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, Pope Francis will canonize the “saint of the gutters,” Mother Teresa who was revered for ministering to the sick and dying in some of the world's poorest neighborhoods.

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Sept. 1, 2016 — Today is the second annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, a day for individuals to examine the way they impact the environment.

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Aug. 31, 2016 - Last year, Fr. Tomas Frink, SJ, started his role as pastor of Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem, N.H. From teaching the fundamentals of Ignatian Spirituality to setting up new ways to teach children at Mass and fostering dialogue on polarizing issues, he has found innovative ways to serve their needs during his first year as pastor.

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Aug. 30, 2016 - The most recent issue of JESUITS magazine profiled some of the Jesuits and laymen who will be starting new appointments in the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces.

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Aug. 30, 2015 - Over 250 parishioners, family members and young adults gathered at St. Michael’s Church, in Buffalo, N.Y., for a special blessing ceremony at the Sunday evening Mass on Aug. 14. Fr. Fred Betti SJ, associate pastor of St. Michael’s Parish, write about the gathering.

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August 22, 2016 — "Ignacio de Loyola," a film produced by the Jesuit Communications Foundation in the Philippines, will be released in North American theaters on Friday, Aug. 26.

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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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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. 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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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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Aug. 2, 2016 – Today is the feast of one of the original members of the Society of Jesus, St. Peter Faber, SJ, the man often called the “Second Jesuit.”

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July 13, 2016 - July 14 is the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint in the Catholic Church who converted to Christianity after being inspired by Jesuit missionaries in what is now upstate New York.

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July 13, 2016 — Fr. Thomas Stegman, SJ, has been named dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

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July 7, 2016 - After 11 years of leading Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia, Richard Espinal is moving on as executive director of the Jesuit social ministry that is devoted to helping northern Manhattan community members put their faith into action.

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July 7, 2016 - In his seventh Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his prayer intention of Respect for Indigenous Peoples. "I want to be a spokesman for the deepest longings of indigenous peoples,” says Pope Francis, “and I want you to add your voice to mine in a heartfelt prayer that all will respect indigenous peoples, threatened in their identity and even in their existence."

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