Dec. 30, 2015 - As 2015 comes to a close, we invite you to view some of the news stories that captivated and engaged our readers. From the Pope’s visit, to Jesuit ordinations at the Fordham University Church; from recovery efforts at our schools in Micronesia to generations of Jesuit high school alumni gathering for Turkey Bowl football games, this has been a banner year for the Jesuits and our colleagues.
Dec. 16, 2015 – In a new hour-long documentary airing on PBS, Lidia Bastianich celebrates her native Italian holiday traditions, and describes her experiences as a Catholic immigrant living for two years in a refugee camp after fleeing the former Yugoslavia.
Dec. 10, 2015 – Today marks 10 years since the crash of Flight 1145, a tragedy of immense proportion which struck the Loyola Jesuit College Community in Nigeria. Over the last decade, families, friends and the entire school community have come together on a long journey of grief, healing and hope.
Dec. 8, 2015 – On Sun., Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis called on all Catholics to “assume their responsibility” for the care and discernment of vocations. He made his appeal in his Message for the World Day of Vocations 2016, which has the theme “The Church, Mother of Vocations.”
Dec. 1, 2015 – Padre Ismael Moreno Coto (known affectionately as Padre Melo) the director of two Jesuit social ministries in Honduras, recently visited some of the Jesuit institutions in the USA Northeast Province to talk about his work.
Nov. 30, 2015 – On December 1, Emmylou Harris will bestow the first Jesuit Refugee Service Award for Accompaniment to Sister Denise Coghlan, RSM, for her work with the displaced in Cambodia. In the fall of 2016, Ms. Harris plans to spearhead a series of concerts to support the work of JRS.
Nov. 24, 2015 – At 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Jesuit high school alumni all over the East Coast will be taking part in a tradition that’s taken place for nearly a century: donning school colors and waiting for the kickoff at three major Turkey Bowl games taking place simultaneously!
Nov. 23, 2015 – Experience a pilgrimage to the Holy Land under the Spiritual Direction and Leadership of Fr. John Cecero, SJ, Provincial of the USA Northeast Province and Fr. David Marcotte, SJ, with Scholastic Daniel Corrou, SJ.
Nov. 18, 2015 – During an eight-day retreat in Cape Cod this past summer, Fr. Robert VerEecke, SJ, was inspired to write lyrics for a song inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si.
Nov. 13, 2015 – The Boston College Chronicle has posted an interview with Jesuit priest and painter, Sammy Chong - a visiting assistant professor in Boston College's fine arts department - about his most recent work which draws inspiration from early art of the Society of Jesus.
Nov. 5, 2015 – On Thurs. Nov. 12, human rights activist, Fr. Ismael Moreno Coto, SJ, more commonly known as Padre Melo, will speak at Fordham University about the struggles that families and young people face in Honduras due to poverty as well as the injustices in other Latin American countries forcing people to seek refuge in the United States.
Nov. 2, 2015 – Volunteers, board of trustee members, friends and staff of Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, N.J., gathered in the gardens behind the 111-year-old mansion, to take part in a special dedication ceremony in memory of Frank Diassi, Sr., Loyola’s original groundskeeper.
Nov. 3, 2015 – On Nov. 5, Jesuit Connection will host Pizza and a Pint and Ignatian Conversation on the topic of Meaningful Connection in the Digital Age. The speaker, Michael Rossmann, SJ, editor-in-chief of The Jesuit Post, will look at how to use modern tools in ways that promote deep encounter.
Nov. 2, 2015 – Jesuit schools are committed to educational excellence in the formation of young men and women. "Our Way of Proceeding: Standards and Benchmarks for Jesuit Schools in the 21st Century" is helping Jesuit schools throughout the Northeast identify and enrich core elements of Catholic and Jesuit mission and identity.
Friends of the Jesuits are invited to attend a special Mass and reception with Fr. John Cecero, SJ, provincial of the USA Northeast Province on Nov. 7 at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, located at Campion Center in Weston, Mass. Limited seating is available for this very special event.