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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 its way from Mexico City to New York for the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Run of the Guadalupe Torch stops at Sacred Heart Church in Richmond.

During November, the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces hosted numerous vocation awareness events in honor of Jesuit Vocations Month. Throughout the provinces, Jesuits shared stories of their vocations with men still discerning their callings.

Brendan Coffey, SJ, a Jesuit in formation for the Maryland Province, provided some insight for a news report on vocations in the Catholic Church.

Blessings and warm wishes for you and your loved ones during this Thanksgiving and as we prepare for the Christmas season. The Maryland Province has assembled several thanksgiving prayers that can be used for your family gatherings.

Nearly 2,000 individuals from Jesuit colleges, universities, high schools, parishes and volunteers groups, gathered in Washington, D.C. to advocate for social justice.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, author and education activist, José Luis Vilson, addressed the parish community at Sacred Heart Church in Richmond.

From November 4-6, 2017, nearly 2,000 individuals will gather for the 20th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C., including nearly 300 from Maryland Province schools, universities and parishes.

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JESUITS Magazine: Summer 2017

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