Jesuit Fr. Thomas Worcester Named President of Regis College in Toronto, Canada
Jan. 13, 2017 - Fr. Thomas Worcester, SJ, has been appointed as the next president of Regis College in Toronto, Canada. He will be joining the college this summer.
Regis College is the theological school of the Society of Jesus in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto through the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology. It offers post-baccalaureate civil and ecclesial degrees within the Roman Catholic tradition. Regis College prepares men and women for ordained and lay service in pastoral ministry, teaching and scholarship. True to its Ignatian heritage, the Regis College community finds God in all things by reflecting on their experience of the Triune God in the world.
“I hope to help Regis grow in numbers of international students from around the world, and to develop a closer relationship with the University of Toronto, the leading university in Canada,” said Fr. Worcester of his new appointment. “Canadian and U.S. Jesuits now work together in one Assistancy, and I think I can help to foster that relationship.”
Fr. Worcester was born and raised in Burlington, Vt., 50 miles south of the Canadian border and growing up he always had an interest in both French and English Canada. He has previously served as a professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., for the last 23 years.
Sept. 10, 2019 - Fr. Robert Hanlon, SJ, died peacefully on September 4, 2019. He was 87 years old. Fr. Hanlon entered the Society of Jesus on August 14, 1951, and was ordained on June 13, 1964. He pronounced his final vows on November 6, 1972.
September 4, 2019 - Earlier this year, the Jesuits announced four Universal Apostolic Preferences, among them was a call to protect the environment. To respond to this, we will be sharing a series of monthly ecology reflections produced by Fr. John Surette, SJ. Read his September reflection: “Becoming More Fully Human in our 21st Century.”
September 4, 2019 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying for the protection of the ocean. "Our solidarity with the 'common home' is born from our faith. Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans."
Aug. 27, 2019 - Register today for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday! It is an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Jesuits to share in the celebration of liturgy, followed by a reception highlighting opportunities for continuing spiritual growth and service to the local and global community.