Reflecting on the Lenten Season 2019

To celebrate the beginning of Lent this year, friends and benefactors of the USA Northeast Province gathered in Palm Beach Gardens and Naples, Fla., to take part in a Lenten day of reflection offered by Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ, and Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ. They spoke about Lent as a spiritual journey, our own wandering in the desert, facing our temptations and turning to God.

Those gathered included graduates of East Coast Jesuit high schools, colleges and universities and former parishioners from the Northeast, including friends and family members. On the morning following the Naples event, a breakfast was held to allow a more intimate gathering where folks from the Northeast could meet the provincial, Fr. John Cecero, SJ, and hear him speak on Jesuit mission, provide updates about the province and answer their questions. It was a wonderful way for everyone to network together as well and form new friendships.

“These events provide a perfect opportunity for East Coast friends and benefactors to connect with one another through prayer and Jesuit spirituality,” said James Skurka, provincial assistant for Advancement and Communications. “It was a special opportunity for those at our Naples event to meet our provincial, Fr. Cecero, and engage with him on all that the Jesuits are doing here and abroad.”

If you would like information on future events such as these, please contact James Skurka at

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