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January 5, 2015 - Vincent Marchionni, SJ is in Jesuit formation as a second year regent teaching history at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, MD.

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December 19, 2014 - About 40 years ago I was able to offer pastoral assistance to a young woman who lost her husband, a former student of mine, in a fatal car crash. She was left with a 5-year-old daughter and relatively few friends in Pennsylvania, far from her native Midwestern home. I celebrated the funeral Mass, took care of the burial and later helped the young widow enroll in law school and get on with her life.

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December 18, 2014 - The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities has awarded the Vocation Office of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus with a $50,000 grant for the 2015 Candidacy Program. This grant will be used to expand and enrich programs that provide various opportunities for candidates discerning a Jesuit vocation.

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December 17, 2014 — Ready to curl up next to the fireplace with a good book this winter? Jesuit Father Raymond Schroth has just the reading list for you.

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December 15, 2014 — Scranton Preparatory School announced that Jesuit Father Ryan J. Maher will become the school’s new president in July 2015.

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In honor of Pope Francis’ declaration of a year dedicated to the celebration of consecrated life, the Maryland Province is profiling some of our priests, brothers and scholastics. Jesuits in Maryland date back to 1632 when missionary father Andrew White, SJ, celebrated the first Mass in the English colony to be designated as Catholic. Hence Maryland is literally Mary-land, consecrated to the protection of the Blessed Mother.

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December 12, 2014 — Father General Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Jesuits, has convoked the 36th General Congregation, to be held in Rome in 2016.

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The St. Joseph’s Prep Board of Trustees, under the leadership of Chairman Paul Geraghty, has named Rev. John W. Swope, S.J., as the school’s 32nd President. He succeeds Rev. George W. Bur, S.J., who will step down in June after seven years at the helm of his alma mater.

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Fr. Robert Hussey, SJ, officially convoked a Maryland Province Congregation today. Today’s announcement follows news of the 36th General Congregation convoked by Fr Alfonso Nicolas, SJ, the Father General of the Society of Jesus, in Rome yesterday.

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Sunday, November 30, the First Sunday of Advent, marks the beginning of a year celebrating Consecrated Life throughout the worldwide Church. This Year of Consecrated Life begins with us!

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December 4, 2014 — Religious vocations in the Catholic Church will be celebrated in 2015, which Pope Francis has named as the Year of Consecrated Life.

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December 2, 2014 - On December 1st, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and St. Ignatius Church in Baltimore hosted an Advent Evening of Gratitude for Baltimore area volunteers. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others through a network of community partner organizations.

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December 4, 2014 - The Jesuit delegates of the 35th General Congregation (2008) enter the Church of the Gesù in Rome. Photo by Fr. Don Doll, SJ.

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November 13, 2014 — Twenty-five years after the murders of six Jesuits and two lay women in El Salvador, Jesuits strive for justice that forges reconciliation and looks to the future.

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November 12, 2014 — Twenty-five years after six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter, were assassinated at the University of Central America, Jesuits and their lay collaborators are remembering them with commemorative events.

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November 10, 2014 — The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life held a recent panel discussion at Georgetown University, featuring editors of major Catholic publications.

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November 10, 2014 - Friends and supporters of Maryland Province Jesuits enjoyed a day of prayer at that Loyola on the Potomac Retreat House in Faulkner, MD, last week just as the autumn season reached its peak.

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October 31, 2014 — Jesuit Father John O’Malley's latest book, “The Jesuits: A History From Ignatius to the Present,” covers the Society of Jesus from its founding to the present day.

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October 9, 2014 — Jesuit Father Timothy P. Kesicki, president of the Jesuit Conference, gave a speech on the Ignatian concept of "magis" at a Loyola Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., today.

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October 1, 2014 — Jesuit Father John W. Padberg offered insights into a turbulent time in the history of the Jesuits at a recent lecture, “The Society of Jesus Restored: How New? How Old?”

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September 27, 2014 — Pope Francis celebrated a special liturgy of thanksgiving in the Church of the Gesù in Rome today to mark the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus.

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September 26, 2014 — This fall, at Jesuit schools nationwide, students, staff, family and friends came together to pray for God's wisdom and inspiration for the new academic year.

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September 12, 2014 — All 28 U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 America’s “Best Colleges” report.

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September 19, 2014 — With the approval of Father General Adolfo Nicolás, the New England Province and the New York Province of Jesuits will unite to form the USA Northeast Province on December 3, 2014.

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September 17, 2014 — Today is the feast day of Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621), a Jesuit who was one of the most important cardinals of the Catholic Reformation.

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