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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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."
July 1, 2016 - On June 24, 1841, Fordham University and Fordham Prep were founded together as St. John's College a small Catholic college in the Bronx. This year marks the 175th anniversary for both schools.
June 22, 2016- Learn about how three teachers were able to motivate the students and faculty of Cheverus High School to better care for the environment and how they’re inspiring other Jesuit high schools and middle schools to do the same.
June 15, 2016 - On June 11, the Most Reverend Terrence T. Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, ordained Jesuits Christopher Ryan and Kevin Spinale at the Fordham University Church. They were among the 20 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada at ceremonies this month.
June 15, 2016 - “Jesuits Transforming Lives,” the 2015 annual report publication published by the USA Northeast Province, was awarded First Place in the Best Annual Report for a Catholic Nonprofit Organization category of the 2016 Catholic Press Awards, sponsored by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada (CPA).
June 14, 2016 - Finding God in the Middle East: Jesuit scholastic Dan Corrou spent three years working with the Jesuits in the Middle East Province, where he would come to help refugees from Syria. He wrote a reflection for JESUITS magazine on how this experience helped strengthen his vocation and call to serve those on the margins.
June 6, 2016 - Saint Joseph's University alumna Kristin Prinn has used her Jesuit education to serve the youths of Camden, N.J., one of America’s poorest and most dangerous cities, by helping them face challenges such as gang involvement, drug use, teen pregnancy and a struggling public school system.
June 2, 2016 - In his sixth Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his prayer intention for Solidarity in Cities. The video highlights how the elderly and sick can be forgotten about. "Our cities should be characterized above all by solidarity, which entails not only giving to the needy,” says Pope Francis, “but also taking responsibility for one another and fostering a culture of encounter."
May 31, 2016 - The most recent issue of JESUITS magazine features an article on the life of Fr. Rick Curry, SJ, who passed away last December. Despite being born with only one arm, he was able to overcome what some saw as an obstacle and use his experiences to minister to those who were disabled.
May 24, 2016 - New Appointments and Leadership: 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.
May 20, 2016 - JesuitsEast.org is featuring interviews with some of the men and women for others in the province so they can to share how the Society has transformed them and offer personal insights to inspire others. Fr. Paul Sullivan, SJ, pastor of Our Lady of Hope parish in Portland, Maine, has served as a pastor four times, but considers each parish a new experience and still sees himself learning the ropes of this new role.
May 19, 2016 - Canisius High School senior Tyler Will has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship. The National Merit Scholarship program is a national competition that awards scholarships based on students' academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies.