We invite you to view some of the news stories that captivated and engaged our readers in 2015. From the Pope’s visit, to Jesuit ordinations to generations of Jesuit high school alumni gathering for Turkey Bowl football games, this has been a banner year for the Jesuits and our colleagues.
At 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Jesuit high school alumni all over the East Coast will take part in a tradition that’s nearly a century old: donning school colors and waiting for the kickoff at three major Turkey Bowl games playing simultaneously!
Gesu School in Philadelphia recently hosted its 18th Annual Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education, focusing on Tragedies and Current Events: Helping Students Understand What They See, Read, and Hear in the News.
Nov. 2, 2015 – Today, Nov. 2, is the Feast of All Souls. Please join us as we prayerfully remember our deceased loved ones, including the members of the Maryland and USA Northeast province who were called to home to God.
Oct. 26, 2015 – Last week, 33 Jesuit delegates representing Canada and the U.S. met for the first time and made several important decisions in preparation for General Congregation 36. Over the course of the next year, the delegates will have a unique opportunity to prayerfully consider the Society’s current state and, more importantly, its future.
A former teacher at Loyola Blakefield High School and a past director at the Center for Science and Public Interest in Washington, DC, Fr. William H. Millerd, SJ, died on October 18, 2015. He had been a Jesuit priest for 47 years.
Photos documenting every papal event from Pope Francis’ September visit are now viewable from L’Osservatore Romano, the official photo service of the Vatican. These historic images also feature the joyful crowds that gathered along the way to welcome our Jesuit Pope.
Pope Francis had hardly taken to the streets of Washington, D.C., when the pictures and stories started coming in. With cameras and cell phones at the ready, some very special moments were captured of this historic visit and how it brought so many people together.
Pope Francis has named Maryland Province Jesuit, Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, as the new director of the Vatican Observatory. Br. Consolmagno is a planetary scientist who has been an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory since 1993.
Throughout Pope Francis' three-city tour, he will undoubtedly seek out ordinary Americans and those dwelling at the margins of society. That’s according to the experts who know him best — members of the Society of Jesus.