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.
June 4, 2019 - From May 21 to 24, delegates representing the 56 Province Advancement Offices of the Society of Jesus met in Rome. They were joined by Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ, for the second meeting of the delegates of the Development Offices of the six Jesuit Conferences.
On May 11, Maryland Province Jesuit, Kevin Hughes, SJ, and four other Jesuits were ordained to the diaconate at St. Paul's Basilica in Toronto, along with two Canadian Jesuits who were ordained to the priesthood.
May 13, 2019 - The Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus will be sponsoring an 11-day pilgrimage to Portugal from October 21 to 31. Pilgrims will visit sites including the Marian Shrine of Fatima and the Igreja de São Roque, the oldest Jesuit Church in Portugal and one of the earliest Jesuit churches ever built dating back to the 16th century and the founding of the Society.