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.
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.
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.
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.