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March 10, 2018 — Today the Society of Jesus celebrates the feast day of Saint John Ogilvie, SJ, a Jesuit martyr.

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March 8, 2018 — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA has appointed Joan Rosenhauer to serve as the first woman in the role.

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It has been five years since Jorge Mario Bergoglio appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica — the first Jesuit pope, the first pope to hail from the Americas, and the first to take the name “Francis.”

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March 7, 2018 — March 9 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ.

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March 5, 2018 - In his March prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his intention of spiritual discernment. “Every Christian ought to grow in the ability to ‘read within’ his or her life, and to understand where and to what he or she is being called by the Lord, in order to carry on his mission,” said Pope Francis.

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Feb. 21, 2018 — In a letter to Congress and President Trump, Fr. Bill Muller, SJ, executive director of the Jesuit Schools Network, called for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and require a background check for gun sales.

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Feb. 12, 2018 — Several athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, have ties to Jesuit colleges and universities.

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Feb. 9, 2018 — Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, marks the beginning of Lent, and the Ignatian family has a wide array of resources to help guide you through the next 40 days.

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During Lent, voices from the Ignatian network challenge us to let go—of fear, of unknowing, of oppressive systems—to restore and repair our world.

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Feb. 6, 2018 — Bishop George Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, gave a talk on racism at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 27. “If we are to be true to the principles on which our country was founded and the principles on which our faith is based, we must do much more.”

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Feb. 2, 2018 - In his February prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his intention of opposing corruption. “Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.”

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Jan. 31, 2018 - The Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting a major international loan exhibition, The Holy Name—Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age, which will be on view in the museum’s Frank and Clara Meditz Gallery in Bellarmine Hall from February 2 through May 19, 2018.

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Jan. 30, 2018 - Fr. Kevin Spinale, SJ, a professor of English and philosophy at Fairfield University in Connecticut, recently visited Xavier High School in Micronesia and wrote about his experience.

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Jan. 25, 2018 - Last weekend, 17 men considering vocations to the Society of Jesus took part in a Discernment Retreat at Linwood Spiritual Center, offering them the chance to immerse themselves in Ignatian spirituality and hear talks from Jesuit scholastics about vowed life and their formation experiences.

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Jan. 22, 2018 — On Jan. 19, more than 800 students from Jesuit schools from across the United States gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Jesuit Mass for Life.

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Jan. 19, 2018 — The Society of Jesus in the U.S. has released a statement reiterating its support for all human life, especially the unborn.

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Jan. 18, 2018 - On Sat., Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ, will speak at San Damiano Hall in St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City, about the extrajudicial killings currently taking place in the Philippines.

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This past Saturday, the Hispanic Ministry of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality facilitated the first session of the School of Ignatian Spirituality (the “Escuela”) at St. Ignatius Parish in Chestnut Hill, MA. Seventeen people attended this day-long formation session, which focused on Ignatian forms of prayer.

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January 15, 2018 — In honor of a great man, here are 31 inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. quotes.

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Jan. 9, 2018 - Dr. Thomas de Quesada, current Dean of Men at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, has been named the next principal of Fairfield Prep. Dr. de Quesada will assume this new role on July 1, 2018.

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Jan. 5, 2018 - The Jesuit Center welcomed friends and donors to an open house featuring the renovated St. Ignatius Loyola Jesuit Community and a new apostolic center in service of our mission.

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Jan. 5, 2018 — As the new year begins, Jesuits.org invites you to reflect on 2017 with this Ignatian Annual Examen courtesy of Xavier University’s Jesuitresource.org.

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In his first video of 2018, Pope Francis spoke on his January intention, religious minorities in Asia. “Let us pray for all of them so that Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.”

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Dec. 21, 2017 - A 2017 graduate of Saint Peter’s University was one of seven DACA recipients arrested at the offices of Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), last Friday while calling on the Congress members to act on their promises to support the situation of Dreamers through Congressional action.

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Dec. 20, 2017 - 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.

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