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February 19, 2019 — The Society of Jesus has four new core priorities that will guide its mission for the next 10 years, Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa announced Tuesday.

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Indra Acharya was born in a refugee camp in Nepal, was educated by Jesuit Refugee Service and later attended Georgetown University.

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February 5, 2019 — Today, on the 28th anniversary of his death, the cause for the beatification and canonization of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, opens.

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Br. John McLane, SJ, beloved teacher and consultor at Saint Joseph’s University and a therapist for the mentally disabled, has died at 81.

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World Youth Day brought together young adults from all over the world, especially the global Ignatian family who attended MAGIS 2019 in Central America.

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When students filed into their first day of school this fall at the oldest Catholic elementary school in Washington, D.C., Holy Trinity School, they began not just another regular school year, but the 200th anniversary of the school’s founding.

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Fr. Charles Currie, SJ, President of Wheeling Jesuit and Xavier Universities and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, has died at 88.

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We invite you to view some of the news stories that captivated and engaged our readers throughout the last 12 months.

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The Maryland Province would like to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We have prepared a few of Christmas prayers for your reflections.

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December 17, 2018 -- Today, the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus releases names of Jesuits credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor, dating to 1950.

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Dec. 3, 2018 — December 3 marks the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, SJ, one of the first Jesuits, who is considered by some to be the greatest missionary since the time of the Apostles.

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Fr. Francis X. Reese, SJ, beloved pastor, minister and faithful servant to Latino communities, has died at the age of 91.

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Nov. 28, 2018 - More than 90% of Jesuit apostolates in the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces hosted vocation awareness events during the month of November. View highlights from just a few of these works, which have spent this month encouraging those discerning to pursue their vocations.

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This year, U.S. and Canadian Jesuits were ordained to the diaconate at several different Masses in the United States, Canada, Rome, Paris and Cairo.

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Fr. Joseph P. Sanders, SJ, beloved professor at Wheeling Jesuit University, has died at the age of 88.

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Nov. 19, 2018 – Blessings and warm wishes for you and your loved ones during this Thanksgiving and as we prepare for the Christmas season. The Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces have assembled several thanksgiving prayers that can be used for your family gatherings.

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With the launch of the sainthood cause for Fr. Arrupe, a reflection on his legacy.

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November 15, 2018 — Kenyan Jesuit Father Victor-Luke Odhiambo, 62, was murdered on Nov. 15 when unknown assailants attacked the Daniel Comboni Jesuit Residence in Cueibet, South Sudan, where he resided.

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The 2018 Ignatian Family Teach-In brought together attendees from across the country to bridge divides related to race, gender, poverty and more.

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Jesuit universities are recognized by many veterans’ associations as exemplary when it comes to reaching out and helping veterans succeed.

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November 9, 2018 — Speaking on behalf of all adult Catholics, Pope Francis formally closed the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 28 by asking young people for forgiveness.

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Oct. 31, 2018 - Today, the Jesuits East Facebook page of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces surpassed 10,000 Likes. For several years, the page has offered updates and invited followers to be part of a community of people united by a shared Ignatian identity.

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More than 700 men and women for others gathered at 24 parishes and schools for the fourth annual Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday Masses. They join the more than 2,000 men and women for others who have attended in previous years.

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with new Latino leadership recipients, an educational film series and a celebrity visit by Ernie G., a famous Latino empowerment comedian and motivational speaker.

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On October 14, Pope Francis canonized a pope and a martyr: Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador.

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