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Nov. 18, 2019 - Each year on Dec. 3, Jesuits worldwide celebrate the feast of St. Francis Xavier, who was sent to the East by St. Ignatius as a missionary and would travel to India as well as Japan. Dec. 3, 2019, is Giving Tuesday, an opportunity for people to support organizations like our Jesuit province.

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Nov. 8, 2019 - Pope Francis recently addressed 210 participants in the congress of the 50th anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, accompanied by the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa SJ.

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Nov. 6, 2019 - Last month, hundreds of Jesuit-educated alumni and friends of the Society gathered at 23 parishes and schools for the fifth annual Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday Masses.

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Fr. Joseph O’Keefe, S.J., is appointed the first provincial for the Jesuits USA East Province. He will assume office on July 31, 2020.

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Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ, has officially decreed the uniting of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces into one USA East Province, effective July 31, 2020.

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The Jesuits of Washington, D.C. joined together at Georgetown’s Dahlgren Chapel to celebrate those with jubilee years in the Society of Jesus.

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October 10, 2019 — Jesuits urge Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan to promote moral and ethical treatment of migrants.

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Youth preparing for Confirmation at St. Peter Church in Charlotte, NC, helped plant 300 trees as part of the Season of Creation - Feast of St. Francis.

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Please join us in praying for the Jesuits from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces who died over the past year.

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Fr. Robert S. Curry, SJ, beloved pastor at several Maryland Province Jesuit parishes, has died at the age of 88.

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Register today for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday - Oct. 19-20. It's a great opportunity for alumni and friends of the Jesuits to attend Mass together and a reception afterward highlighting opportunities for continuing spiritual growth and service to the local and global community.

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September 20, 2019 — For Jesuit organizations in the U.S. and Canada, the day was marked by prayer and protests.

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September 18, 2019 — The president of the Jesuit Conference and the U.S. and Canadian provincials released a joint statement calling for increased advocacy efforts.

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Fr. Vinny Marchionni, SJ, who was ordained in June, reflects on his pastoral assignment this summer at a parish in Staten Island, NY.

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Fr. James W. Moore, SJ, who served Saint Joseph's University for nearly 50 years, has died at the age of 92.

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September 4, 2019 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying for the protection of the ocean. "Our solidarity with the 'common home' is born from our faith. Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans."

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Following two years of study and apostolic service, four Jesuit novices of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces pronounced first vows on Saturday, Aug. 10.

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Dee Papania recalls her journey to becoming the parish life director at St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church in Woodstock, MD.

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July 31, 2019 - Today is the feast St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. In honor of his feast, the recently ordained Fr. Vinny Marchionni, SJ, created a video reflection on St. Ignatius, specifically in his role as a pilgrim.

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A new, multi-apostolic Jesuit Community is planned to serve Philadelphia.

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July 9, 2019 — An Ignatian delegation is taking part in the United Nations' forum, which runs July 9-18 in New York City.

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Father Paul Osterle, SJ, beloved pastoral minister who served Louisiana, Texas and Florida, has died at 91.

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On June 8, 2019, five Jesuits from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces were ordained to the priesthood.

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Camille Naughton has been named the second president of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit, which was founded in 2013.

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June 4, 2019 - From May 21 to 24, delegates representing the 56 Province Advancement Offices of the Society of Jesus met in Rome. They were joined by Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ, for the second meeting of the delegates of the Development Offices of the six Jesuit Conferences.

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