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June 15, 2016 - This Friday, at 7 p.m., the Church of Saint Francis Xavier NYC will hold a prayer service for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting and for their family and friends.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 18, 2016 - Maura Toomb, the current director of campus ministry at St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, will be joining the staff of the USA Northeast Province as the next associate provincial assistant for secondary and pre-secondary education.

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May 16, 2016 - St. Ignatius School in the Bronx welcomed 450 guests who attended the school's 20th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit on May 10th. Read more about the evening, and view a special 20th anniversary video produced for the occasion.

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Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, spent his 80th birthday week in El Salvador with provincials from Canada, the U.S., and Latin America to discussing issues from the needs of migrants and educational opportunities for the poor to environmental protection, and the rights of native people.

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It was an evening that celebrated lay collaboration and the Ignatian spirit of magis – alive at every Jesuit work and in the lives of the 900 people gathered at the 2016 Jesuit GALA. Full coverage, including photos and video here.

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May 9, 2016 - The regional offices of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) are accepting applications for those interested in volunteering. IVC provides mature men and women the opportunity to serve those in need and to grow deeper in their faith by reflecting and praying in the Ignatian tradition.

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May 6, 2016 - On Fri., May 6, America Media broadcast a video live stream of the funeral Mass of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, SJ. The liturgy was broadcast from the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

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May 6, 2016 - On Fri., April 30, nearly 200 Fordham Prep students, faculty, staff, and parents walked for 12 straight hours and raised more than $20,000, which will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise awareness and support against suicide.

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May 5, 2016 – In his fifth Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his intention of Respect for Women. “We have done little for the women who are in very difficult situations: despised, marginalized and even reduced to slavery,” says Pope Francis. He asks those watching to join him in condemning the violence and injustice that women face.

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May 1, 2016 - The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) ministers to refugees and forcibly displaced people by accompanying them and serving their unique needs such as education. The JRS plans to bring educational programs to 220,000 people by the year 2020.

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April 30, 2016 — Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, a peace activist and writer, died on April 30 at age 94. Click here for more information, and to view Fr. Berrigan's funeral liturgy, which was broadcast live from the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City on Friday, May 6, 2016.

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April 26, 2016 - The Maryland and USA Northeast provinces are using new media channels (like Facebook) to bring Jesuit news and resources to even broader audiences. Click below to learn more about our success in capitalizing on new technology to share the good work of the Society.

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April 21, 2016 - Over 90 representatives of Jesuit social ministries gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the Intercontinental Jesuit Gathering for Social and International Ministry.

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April 20, 2016 - Jesuits and partners in ministry along the East Coast are responding to Pope Francis' call to care for our common home. April’s Eco-Spirituality article is a reflection from Fr. Thomas Benz, SJ, on the first “Earth Week” held at Xavier High School in Chuuk.

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April 16, 2016 - April 17, marks the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2016. The purpose of this special day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest."

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April 15, 2016 - – In his fourth Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his April intention of Small Farmers. The video highlights the hard work of small farmers. “Please consider adding your voice to mine in this prayer,” he says. "That small farmers may receive just compensation for their invaluable work.”

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