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.
August 8, 2019 - More than 700 people from all over Western New York and from every part of the country attended the second annual IggyFest, held on the Feast of St. Ignatius, July 31, 2019, at St. Michael’s Place in Downtown Buffalo.
Aug. 5, 2019 - Br. Sebastian Boccabella, SJ, was called to eternal life on Aug. 4, 2019, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y. He was born on Sept. 4, 1931, and entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on July 14, 1950. He pronounced his final vows on Feb. 2, 1962, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
August 5, 2019 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying for families and the role that they play in teaching future generations. "Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly 'schools of true human development'."
July 9, 2019 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying for the Integrity of Justice. "Let us pray that those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word."
June 27, 2019 - Earlier this year, the Society of Jesus announced four new Universal Apostolic Preferences, among them was a call to protect the environment. To help answer this call, we will be sharing a series of monthly ecology reflections produced by Fr. John Surette, SJ, a member of the USA Northeast Province.