Remembering Jesuit Fr. Herman James Roleke
Feb. 18, 2021 - Fr. Herman James Roleke, SJ, was called to eternal life on February 16, 2021. He was born on August 31, 1930 in Elizabeth, N.J., entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1949, and was ordained on June 21, 1962. He pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1965.
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2021 Lenten Racial Justice Prayer and Reflection Resource
During Lent, USA East Jesuit Provincial Fr. Joseph O’Keefe, SJ has called each Jesuit to pray and reflect deeply on racial justice and equity work. We are asked to examine our conscience, no matter where we are in our lives and ministries, confront the reality of racism, and ask how is God calling us to respond? We invite colleagues and friends to join us in this time of prayer, reflection and action. Let us ask God for the grace and conversion to more deeply understand and work against racism in our hearts, in our community, and in our ministries.
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A Virtual Meet and Greet with Our Provincial, Fr. Joseph O’Keefe, SJ
Feb. 5, 2021 - Due to ongoing COVID travel restrictions, the USA East Province is unable at this time to schedule “meet and greet” gatherings with our new Provincial, Fr. Joseph O’Keefe, SJ. However, we invite you to join Fr. O’Keefe for a virtual “meet and greet” so that he may introduce himself and discuss the upcoming Ignatian Year with his team.
Students’ Hopes Feed Those Who Accompany Them by Fr. Steve Katsouros, SJ
Fr. Steve Katsouros, SJ, penned the article while serving as dean and executive director at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, a two-year program for students who want to go to college but aren’t sure how to pay for it. It's a great first step for them to earn an associate’s degree with little to no debt before transferring to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Fr. Katsouros is now president of the Come to Believe Foundation where he will look to replicate the Arrupe College model at other campuses.
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Read Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ’s Homily from the Inaugural Mass
This morning, Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ, president of Santa Clara University, celebrated a Roman Catholic Mass for President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, their extended families, and Congressional leadership before Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Saint Peter’s College
January 15, 2021 - On a sweltering September day in 1965, a gathering of over 500 students, faculty members, administrators and members of the press, assembled in Dinneen Auditorium in Saint Peter’s College (now University) in Jersey City to hear a Baptist minister from Georgia talk about his vision for America’s future.
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