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The Maryland Province of Jesuits reflects on the report released by Georgetown University's Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation. The Province is committed to pursuing the goals and efforts articulated in the report to help bring peace and reconciliation regarding this dark time in our history.

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September 2, 2016 — President John DeGioia released the working group's report yesterday.

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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.

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Br. James C. Lemon, SJ, who spent many years as a Jesuit high school administrator and bookstore manager, passed away on August 30, 2016.

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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.

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"Ignacio de Loyola," a film produced by the Jesuit Communications Foundation in the Philippines, will be released in North American theatres on Friday, Aug. 26.

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The concert tour's performances will benefit Jesuit Refugee Service's Global Education Initiative.

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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.

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Fr. James Borbely, SJ, a Jesuit who spent most of his priesthood as a spiritual teacher, counselor and retreat director, has died at the age of 72.

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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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