Video: Jesuit Fr. Vinny Marchionni Reflects on St. Ignatius Loyola on His Feast Day
July 31, 2019 - Today is the feast St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. In honor of his feast, Fr. Vinny Marchionni, SJ, created a video reflection on St. Ignatius, specifically in his role as a pilgrim. Fr. Marchionni calls him, “someone for whom the future might have been scary but who nonetheless sensed the presence of God in all things.” Fr. Marchionni was one of the five Jesuits ordained on June 8 by Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark. He is currently serving at Our Lady of Mount Carmel + Saint Benedicta + Saint Mary of the Assumption in Staten Island, NY, and in September he will move to Parras de la Fuente, Mexico to serve at the Jesuit parish of Santa Maria de las Parras.
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.