Meg Florentine Thanked for Years of Service in Jesuit Education
Oct. 24, 2018 - The presidents of the USA Northeast Province high schools hosted a dinner on Oct. 5 to express gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Meg Florentine, who completed her service as provincial assistant for secondary education.
Meg spent nearly 25 years in teaching and administration at Boston College High School before joining the province staff, first in the New England in 2003 and, later, in the Northeast Province following its inception in 2014. She has served on numerous boards and held leadership roles with the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) and the former Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA).
In a letter to province staff, Fr. John Cecero, SJ, provincial of the USA Northeast Province, acknowledged the national impact of Meg’s work and her enduring contribution to the mission of Jesuit education.
“Meg has always focused on the formational value of Jesuit education for our students and alumni,” Fr. Cecero said. “Her care has also extended to formation of boards and faculty members, and throughout her years of service, school leaders have relied on her insight and wisdom as they sought to develop men and women for and with others.”
Jan. 15, 2019 - Fr. James J. Curry, SJ, was called to eternal life on Jan. 14, 2019. He was born on July 13, 1944, in New York, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1962, and was ordained on June 8, 1974, at Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. He pronounced his final vows on May 31, 1984, at McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, N.Y.
Jan. 14, 2019 - On Mon., Jan. 28, the Alliance for Fair Food will be holding a panel discussion at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in NYC, to explore the connection between faith and the advancement of human rights, specifically in the agricultural industry.
Jan. 9, 2019 - In his first video of 2019, Pope Francis spoke on his January intention, Young People and the Example of Mary. "Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world."
Jan. 7, 2019 - Fr. Lawrence E. Corcoran, SJ, was called to eternal life on Jan. 6, 2019. He was born on July 27, 1932, in Brookline, Mass., entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on July 30, 1950, and was ordained on June 15, 1963, at Weston College in Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Nov. 6, 1970.
Jan. 4, 2019 - Fr. Wayne P. Tkel, SJ was called to eternal life on Jan. 1, 2019, on the island of Peleliu in Palau. He was born on Sept. 3, 1963, in Koror, Palau, entered the Society of Jesus in 1990 at the Manresa Jesuit Novitiate in Koror, Palau, and was ordained on June 22, 2002, in Koror, Palau. He pronounced his final vows in 2009, also in Koror, Palau.