Washington Jesuits Celebrate the Jubilee Year of St. Aloysius Gonzaga

The Jesuits from the St. Aloysius Gonzaga and the Georgetown Jesuit Communities joined together on Saturday, March 23rd to celebrate the Jubilee Year of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, honoring the 450th anniversary of the saint’s birth. Fr. Rudy Casals, SJ, vocation promoter for the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces, led the joint communities on a Day of Reflection centered on the life of Gonzaga.

Fr. Rudy Casals, SJ

The day of prayer and celebration was in response to Fr. General inviting the whole Society, its communities and institutions - many of which bear the name of Aloysius Gonzaga - to find the best manner of celebrating this jubilee year called by the Holy See. 

The time of prayer and reflection concluded with Fr. Casals presiding at the Memorial Mass of St. Aloysius Gonzaga and Fr. Philip Ganir leading the music.

The Gonzaga Community hosted everyone to an extended social and exceptional dinner. Jesuits came as far as Charlottesville, VA and Frederick, MD.

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