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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 17 marks the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2016. The purpose of this special day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest."
Cold, wet weather couldn't hold back more than a hundred runners from coming out to Patterson Park in Baltimore on April 9 for the Runners For Others Ignation 5K to benefit local Jesuit social ministry programs.