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May 15, 2019 — Arrupe College celebrates the success of its first graduating class completing their bachelor’s degrees.

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May 13, 2019 - Fr. Paul J. Dugan SJ, was called to eternal life on May 11, 2019. He was born on March 20, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus on June 20, 1943, and was ordained on June 16, 1956, at Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. He pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1959, at McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, N.Y.

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May 13, 2019 - The Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus will be sponsoring an 11-day pilgrimage to Portugal from October 21 to 31. Pilgrims will visit sites including the Marian Shrine of Fatima and the Igreja de São Roque, the oldest Jesuit Church in Portugal and one of the earliest Jesuit churches ever built dating back to the 16th century and the founding of the Society.

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May 8, 2019 — Just six years after the founding of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius Loyola petitioned the pope to allow the admission of lay co-adjutors — or helpers — known more commonly as brothers. His request was approved, and brothers began to build the Society.

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May 7, 2019 - In his most recent monthly prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his May intention: The Church in Africa. "Let us pray this month that the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent."

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April 26, 2019 — Three steps you can take to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.

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April 23, 2019 — In honor of Earth Day this week, JRS/USA and the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology are answering your questions about climate and displacement.

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April 22, 2019 — This Earth Day, the Jesuits invite you to embrace Pope Francis' call to care for creation, using Catholic and faith resources to guide you.

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April 15, 2019 - Adam Rosinski, SJ, one of five Jesuits from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces who will be ordained to the priesthood this June, offers a personal and heartfelt reflection on what Easter means to him.

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Friends of the Jesuits filled the rooms at several Lenten events last month in Florida to offer a day of reflection and Ignatian spirituality.

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April 4, 2019 - In his most recent monthly prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his April intention: Doctors and their Collaborators in War-Torn Areas. "Let us pray for doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war-torn areas, who risk their lives to save the lives of others."

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March 26, 2019 — Dr. Michael A. Gomez (’91) has been appointed as the school's 28th president.

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March 19, 2019 — Theologian and educator Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ, has been named the 29th president of Santa Clara University.

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March 12, 2019 — Pamela Quintana shared her heart-wrenching story of family separation at two Congressional briefings.

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March 11, 2019 - Fr. Charles B. Connolly, SJ, was called to eternal life on March 9, 2019. He was born on Dec. 16, 1945 in Boston, Mass., entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1963, and was ordained on June 8, 1974. He pronounced his final vows on June 12, 1986 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

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March 7, 2019 - In his most recent monthly prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his March intention, Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities. "Let us pray that Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected."

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March 6, 2019 — Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. The Ignatian family offers a wide array of resources to guide you through the next 40 days.

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March 4, 2019 — We invite you to join us in praying the Novena of Grace of Saint Francis Xavier (March 4-12).

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Feb. 26, 2019 - The Ignatian Solidarity Network announced the first annual Ignite: A Celebration of Justice to be held on May 21, 2019, in New York City. During the evening, the Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award will be given to Fr. James Martin, SJ, and Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ.

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February 19, 2019 — The Society of Jesus named four new principles guiding its mission for the next 10 years, Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa announced Tuesday.

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February 8, 2019 — Indra Acharya was born in a refugee camp in Nepal, was educated by Jesuit Refugee Service and later attended Georgetown University.

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Feb. 7, 2019 - In his most recent monthly prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his February intention, Human Trafficking. "Although we try to ignore it, slavery is not something from other times...we cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today as there was before, or perhaps more."

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Feb. 6, 2019 – In the most recent issue of our magazine, Kevin Tuerff wrote about his experience of traveling to a detention center in New Jersey with more than 100 pilgrims. We have translated this article into Spanish so that it can be available for a larger audience.

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February 5, 2019 — Today, on the 28th anniversary of his death, the cause for the beatification and canonization of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, opens.

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Jan. 31, 2019 - During the lead up to the 2019 Jesuit Gala, the USA Northeast Province will highlight just some of the wonderful work being done by the students at its 10 Jesuit High Schools. Please visit this page as more stories are added.

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