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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."

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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.

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Pope Francis releases the highly anticipated "Amoris Laetitia," his reflection on the family.

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Kris Jenkins, a 2013 graduate from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC, sinks the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to help hand Villanova its second National Championship.

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Hallelujah - He has risen! Here is a list of Ignatian Easter reflections, including one from the noted Jesuit poet Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, to share as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

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Fr. Kevin O'Brien, SJ, Georgetown University's Vice President of Mission and Ministry will become the new Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, effective August 1, 2016.

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Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sept. 4, in Rome later this year. This day is significant because it will be during the celebration of the Jubilee for volunteers and workers of mercy and Mother Theresa has come to be a symbol of God's mercy for the poor and discarded of this world.

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The original Georgetown Prep library, located at the north end of its oldest building, has officially had its name restored in honor of St. Robert Southwell, SJ, a Jesuit martyred in 1595 who Prep president, Fr. Scott Pilarz, SJ, knows quite a bit about.

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From the United States to Chile to Samoa, Fr. Joe Mccluskey, SJ, taught school, counseled students, and directed nearly a thousand retreats. Most recently serving at Gonzaga College High School, he will be missed by all.

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Pope Francis personally responds to questions from kids in his first children’s book, published by Jesuit-run Loyola Press.

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After a hard-fought illness, Fr. Bruce Bidinger, SJ, died just a few days shy of his 64th birthday. He will be remembered most by the countless students and faculty at the Jesuit schools where he accomplished so much in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Scranton.

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Fr. Jack Podsiadlo, SJ, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond recently spent a day helping an immigrant parishioner navigate the necessary hurdles at the local ICE office. He recounts his experience here.

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A newly published book by Jesuit Fathers William J. Byron, SJ, and James L. Connor, SJ, helps people recognize their capacity for leadership while effectively serving others.

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Pope Francis visits Mexico for the first time in his papacy. The historic trip to the second most populous Catholic country in the world will culminate with an outdoor Mass in Ciudad Juárez, on Mexico’s northern border, across from El Paso, Texas.

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As director of mission for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Fr. Leo O’Donovan, SJ, will increase awareness of JRS/USA's message globally. Meet Fr. O'Donovan and learn more about JRS/USA, the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries.

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A look back at the momentous life of this great Jesuit leader. Pedro Arrupe was the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (1965 - 1983), dedicating his life to serving the poor.

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Jesuit Refugee Service has launched the Mercy in Motion campaign to support the JRS Global Education Initiative, a worldwide effort by Jesuit Refugee Service to expand educational programs to refugees.

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Georgetown Preparatory School has announced that John Glennon Jr. will be the school's next Headmaster, effective July 1, 2016.

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In addition to the Ignatian House Retreat Center, and Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, the Atlanta area now has a Jesuit parish - Saint Thomas More Catholic Church in Decatur.

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Father Edward Glynn, SJ, former provincial of the Maryland Province Jesuits, died on January 23.

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January 22, 2016 — Students from Jesuit high schools, colleges and universities gathered today for the Jesuit Mass for Life.

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Fr. Richard G. Malloy, SJ, recently wrote an article for the Scranton Times-Tribune embracing immigration as a good and necessary price of progress.

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Michael Nutter and Jim Kenney graduated from St. Joseph's Prep High School in back-to-back years. They are now back-to-back mayors of the city of Philadelphia.

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A new book by Fr. John Conley, SJ, explores several key works by 17th-century abbess, Angelique de Saint-Jean Arnauld d'Andilly.

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Six years after the earthquake in Haiti, WJU's physical therapy students continue to help those in need.

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