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Friends, family and brother Jesuits gathered for a Mass and lunch reception to honor our Jesuits of the Maryland Province celebrating 50 years in the Society of Jesus, and to recognize the other Jesuits marking a Jubilee year as well.

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Cura Urbi (Latin for Care for the City) is a 2-week summer immersion program for Baltimore Jesuit high school students and teachers to experience inner-city issues first-hand and then partner to address critical issues and help advocate for real change.

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Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, students at Georgetown University convinced the administration to divest coal mining companies from the school’s endowment.

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Meet some of the Jesuit-educated athletes who will compete in the 2016 games.

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Fr. James English, SJ, and Fr. Leo Murray, SJ, two Jesuits who faithfully served Holy Trinity Church in Washington, DC, both passed away a day apart from each other.

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July 14, 2016 — Today is the feast of the first Native American saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks, who sought out Jesuit missionaries to baptize her because of how much their preaching moved her.

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The St. Joseph of Arimathea Funeral Ministry is the newest ministry program at Scranton Preparatory School in Pennsylvania.

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Fr. Gene Rooney, SJ, who spent more than 30 years in Chile serving as a teacher, chaplain, archivist and librarian, dies at 89.

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June 21, 2016 — Today is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian Jesuit known for his courage in serving the sick and his dedication to the education of young students.

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Nikita Girey-Demir knows what it's like to live on the margins. His journey from homelessness in both Russia and America to finding a home at Georgetown Prep has enabled him to seek God in all things.

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A picture perfect day spent at St. Ignatius Church in Chapel Point, Port Tobacco, Maryland for an inspirational Day of Prayer.

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Fr. Francis E. Skechus, SJ, who served as a pastoral minister at Old St. Joseph's Church, teacher at St. Joe's Prep and nurse at Temple University Hospital all at the same time, died suddenly at 74.

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This month, the Jesuits are celebrating the ordination of 20 new priests in the United States, Canada and Haiti.

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Fr. William T. Miller, SJ, who taught theology and scripture at several Jesuit universities, St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore and at a Benedictine monastery in Oregon, passed away on June 13, 2016.

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Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded Fr. John O’Malley, SJ, its Centennial Medal, the school’s highest honor.

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Quite a few alumni from Maryland Province Jesuit high schools and universities are featured in a 3-day series on Maryland Public Television recounting their experiences in the Vietnam War.

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As the one-year anniversary approaches of Pope Francis’ ground breaking encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si': On the Care for Our Common Home," Jesuits and the collaborators have made much progress on climate change counter-measures as a moral imperative, and yet, there is much more to do.

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Maryland Province Jesuits Provincial, Fr. Robert Hussey, SJ, along with his brother Jesuit provincials from the U.S., Canada and Latin America, met in El Salvador with Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, to discuss a wide range of social justice issues and opportunities.

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Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, a peace activist and writer, died on April 30 at age 94. An acclaimed poet who for decades famously challenged U.S. Catholics to reject war and nuclear weapons, he wrote more than 50 books on Scripture, spirituality and resistance to war.

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In 1838, high-ranking Jesuits affiliated with Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to pay off debts, a tragic chapter in the school's history.

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Over ninety representatives of Jesuit social ministries gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the Intercontinental Jesuit Gathering for Social and International Ministry.

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Fr. George R. Hohman, SJ, math professor, retreat director, minister and counselor, passed away on April 20, 2016.

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The Sant’ Andrea Society of Scranton, PA, hosted its 73rd Gala on Friday, April 15 to benefit the Formation Fund of the Maryland Province Jesuits.

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In light of a recent New York Times article regarding Georgetown University's sale of slaves in 1838, the Maryland Province Jesuits discusses its participation in this dark chapter of American culture and how the university and the Society of Jesus are tirelessly working towards reconciliation.

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Fr. Thomas P. Martin, SJ, former Parochial Vicar at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, PA, and Fr. Raymond T. Gawronski, SJ, author and teacher of Theology, both died on April 14, 2016.

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