Sept. 7, 2018 - In his September prayer video, Pope Francis asked us in joining him in praying for the young people in Africa. "Let us pray that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.” Read more
August 23, 2018 — Twenty-six Jesuit novices in Canada and the United States professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience this month. A novice spends two years at the novitiate for the first stage of Jesuit formation, culminating in first vows — a public profession of commitment to the Society of Jesus. Read more
Aug. 27, 2018 - Fr. Ramon (Ray) Salomone, SJ, was called to eternal life on Aug. 25, 2018. He was born on Nov. 25, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1951, and was ordained on June 10, 1965. He pronounced his final vows on Dec. 8, 1979, at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, N.Y. Read more
August 24, 2018 — Jesuit Father James Martin set out a series of ways in which parishes can show welcome and respect to LGBT Catholics during a talk at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. Read more
Hundreds of friends, family members, loved ones and fellow Jesuits gathered at the Fordham University Church on June 10, 2017, as four Jesuits - Rodolfo Casals, Daniel Corrou, Brett McLaughlin, and Angelo Rizzo - took a major step in their lives of service to the Lord, ordination to the priesthood.
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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.