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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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On Sept. 27, friends of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces visited the Metropolitan Museum in New York City for a guided tour of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, led by Fr. Leo O’Donovan, SJ, president emeritus of Georgetown University.

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Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin the three-week meeting.

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San Miguel (St. Michael) has special meaning for many Mexican parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Richmond.

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Fr. Scott Pilarz, SJ, was inaugurated on Sept. 21 as the 27th president of the University of Scranton. Fr. Pilarz is no stranger to the university, having already served as the 24th president prior to leading Marquette University and Georgetown Prep.

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St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, our Jesuit parish in Raleigh, NC, is in the middle of some of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Florence. They have asked that anyone wishing to donate to the efforts underway, please help via this link to Catholic Charities in Raleigh.

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August 24, 2018 — Read his full letter here.

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