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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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On October 20-21, 2018, join fellow Jesuit educated grads for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday. The Masses will feature a reception afterward, where attendees can learn about volunteer programs, spiritual development opportunities and other ways to take part in the many offerings of Jesuit ministries.

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Fr. Joseph Tylenda, SJ, a professor of Theology and an author of several books, including a translation of the autobiography of St. Ignatius, has died at the age of 90.

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Twenty-six Jesuit novices in Canada and the United States professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

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If Dr. Seuss wrote the biography of St. Ignatius of Loyola, it would look like “Audacious Ignatius,” a new children’s book created by two longtime Jesuit educators.

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