2016 marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of St. Ignatius Church at Chapel Point in Port Tobacco, Md. As the oldest Catholic church in continuous use in the United States, St. Ignatius Chapel Point has a storied history that pre-dates the birth of our country.
After careful thought and prayer, and discerning the time is right for a change, Fr. Kevin P. Quinn, SJ, has announced his intention to step down as president of the University of Scranton, effective June 2017.
Nine Jesuit novices from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces will profess their first vows in the Society of Jesus on Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, at Holy Cross Church, DeWitt, N.Y. They are Henoch Derbew, Thomas Elitz, Brendan Gottschall, Justin Grosnick, Kieran Halloran, Chia-Yang “C-Y” Kao, Joseph Lorenz, Jonathan Pennacchia and Nathan Sparks.
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.
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.
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.
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.