Jan. 24, 2017 - St. Peter’s University was one of 12 Jesuit institutions across the East coast praying for immigrants and other vulnerable communities on Jan. 19, the eve of President Trump’s inauguration. For St. Peter’s University, this prayer vigil was the first of three days spent lifting up their beloved community which includes so many immigrant students.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Fr. George Collins, SJ, will complete his tenure as president of Cheverus High School on June 30, 2017, to return to pastoral spiritual ministry. Fr. Robert Pecoraro, SJ, has been selected to serve as the interim president as the board of trustees conducts a national search for a permanent successor.
Jan. 11, 2017 - After completing a national search, the board of trustees of Nativity School of Worcester announced the appointment of Patrick T. Maloney as the new school president effective immediately. Maloney has served as the interim president since July 2016.
Jan. 11, 2017 - More than 650 people braved a winter snowstorm to celebrate Fr. James Keenan, SJ, Xavier High School’s legendary 29th president, as he marked his 80th birthday and 60th anniversary as a Jesuit on Jan. 7.
Jan. 11, 2017 - Next year, the Jesuit-educated Astronaut Jeanette Epps will make history by being the first African American to live and work aboard the International Space Station. Epps will leave the Earth's atmosphere in May 2018 and stay aboard the space station for six months.
Jan. 9, 2017 - In his first prayer video of 2017, Pope Francis talks about Christian unity. “In Today’s world, many Christians from various churches work together to serve humanity in need, to defend human life and its dignity, to defend creation, and to combat injustice.”
Dec. 29, 2016 - A home that nurtures spirituality; a collaborative workspace that invites Ignatian discernment; and a thriving apostolic center that will inspire Jesuits and their colleagues to discover even greater ways to respond to the changing needs of God’s people. Read more about The Jesuit Center campaign here.
Dec. 19, 2016 - The USA Northeast Province would like to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We have prepared a selection of Christmas prayers which can be used for reflective prayer and during celebratory gatherings.
Dec. 7, 2016 - Retired attorney, Pat Gauvey, first came to Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (BJP) in 2006 as a volunteer librarian. Pat’s long and varied career (including five years as a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, who were founded by Jesuit Fr. Jean-Pierre Medaille) has given her a diverse skill set to help BJP continue to be a school of excellence.
Dec. 6, 2016 - In his final prayer video of 2016, Pope Francis talks about child soldiers and how we have a duty to help protect children from this injustice. “Whoever you are, if you are moved as I am, I ask you to join in this prayer intention: That the scandal of child soldiers may be eliminated the world over."
Dec. 1, 2016 - From Oct. 2, 2016, through Nov. 12, 2016, 215 Jesuit delegates gathered in Rome for General Congregation 36. Click below to view highlights and resources from this worldwide meeting of Jesuits.
Nov. 29, 2016 - America Media and the Ignatian Solidarity Network have announced that Heather Mooney, director of the short film Trust, is the 2016 First Place winner in the Voices From the Margins Social Justice Film Festival. Mooney is a recent graduate of Fairfield University, where she studied film, television, and media.
Nov. 23, 2016 - The first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new film “Silence” has been released. The film depicts the harrowing journey of two Jesuits sent to investigate reports that another Jesuit had renounced the Church amidst the persecution of Christians.
Nov. 22, 2016 – Blessings and warm wishes for you and your loved ones during this Thanksgiving and as we prepare for the Christmas season. The USA Northeast Province has assembled several thanksgiving prayers that can be used for your family gatherings.
Nov. 17, 2016 - After the first phase of a comprehensive renovation of the famed oceanfront facility, Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Mass., was rededicated on Nov. 12, welcoming friends and retreatants back to the incomparable location that so many have called their spiritual home over the years.
Nov. 17, 2016 - In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Jesuit Refugee Service released a letter to urge the new administration to continue U.S. resettlement for the desperate victims of persecution, violence, torture and trauma who look to us for protection.
Nov. 16, 2016 - For Jesuit Father Robert Paskey, reading Laudato Si’ is more akin to a spiritual retreat than a document delving into the Church’s teaching, one that calls on us to seek a conversion of the heart, mind, soul, and ultimate how we interact with the rest of God’s creation.
Nov. 16, 2016 – Over 2,000 people gathered at the 19th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice from in Washington, D.C. The event gave those in attendance a chance to learn about social justice issues, share their stories and advocate for marginalized groups from a Catholic perspective.