Jesuits Magazine Spring 2016

 
Dear Friends,

As the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church, an order that dates back nearly 500 years, the Jesuits’ mission of going where the needs are greatest has taken us around the world––teaching, ministering and transforming lives from the most desolate outposts to the most crowded cities. Here in the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces, we find ourselves providing great outreach right within our country’s most populated and burgeoning metropolitan areas. From Georgia to Maine, our many Jesuit schools, parishes, retreat centers and ministries reach a diverse audience hungering for spiritual growth, a Christ-centered education and social justice.

As many cities continue to grow in population and expand their boundaries, we continue to answer the call and reach out to those on the margins. Despite fewer Jesuits, an increase in men discerning a call to our novitiates is a promising new trend. Last year, 15 Jesuits were ordained to the priesthood in North America, the highest number in 15 years. Nurturing our men in formation is so very important to ensuring that the spirit of St. Ignatius carries on through our many institutions. Along with the invaluable work and collaboration of our lay colleagues, teachers and volunteers, the Society of Jesus remains a trusted source for spreading the Gospel and preparing future generations to be brothers and sisters for others.

We hope you enjoy this spring issue of JESUITS magazine. While quiet, reflective prayer is certainly an important part of Ignatian spirituality and an invaluable way of growing closer to Jesus, we focus these pages on how the Jesuits and our companions boldly go forth to “set the world on fire,” helping people in our cities face and overcome some of their toughest struggles.

Sincerely in Christ,


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Table of Contents

Prayer 2.0

Accompaniment Puts Mercy in Motion

Remembering Fr. Richard Curry, SJ

How Cheverus is Making an Impact on Climate Change

Cura Urbi: Caring For the City

The LUCY Project: Lifting Up Camden's Youth

In the Center, But on the Peripheries

Saint Thomas More Atlanta’s New Jesuit Parish

For the Greater Glory of God

A Tale of Two Mayors...And One Jesuit High School

New Appointments and Leadership

Loyola University Maryland's York Road Initiative




Prayer 2.0
Accompaniment Puts Mercy in Motion

For the Greater Glory of God
New Appointments and Leadership

Remembering Fr. Richard Curry, SJ
The LUCY Project: Lifting Up Camden's Youth

In the Center, But on the Peripheries
An Ecological Initiative: How Cheverus High School is Making an Impact on Climate Change

A Tale of Two Mayors...And One Jesuit High School
Cura Urbi: Caring For the City

Loyola University Maryland’s York Road Initiative
Saint Thomas More Atlanta’s New Jesuit Parish










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