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World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017
In a happy coincidence, in conjunction with the end of Jesuit Vocation Month, Pope Francis released his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017 entitled, "Led by the Spirit for Mission". The 2017 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated on May 7th.

In the message for this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pope reflects on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling.

The Holy Father says that "commitment to mission is not something added on to the Christian life as a kind of decoration, but is instead an essential element of faith itself. A relationship with the Lord," he adds, "entails being sent out into the world as prophets of his word and witnesses of his love."

Read the entire message from the Holy Father.





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On Saturday, August 12, 2017, seven Jesuit novices from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Society of Jesus.

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Fr. John J. Coll, SJ, a former pastoral minister at Wheeling Jesuit University and an associate pastor at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh, has died at 91.

Teens at St. Peter Church in Charlotte, NC, spent a week of their summer break helping others and finding God in all people.

The Campaign for Hospitality aims to build a greater culture of welcoming and compassion for those who migrate to the U.S. and Canada.

July 5, 2017 -- JESUITS Magazine, the magazine of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces won a 2017 Catholic Press Association (CPA) award (Second place) in the Best Religious Order Magazine category.

Father General has appointed Fr. James J. Fleming, SJ, as the next Rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community.

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