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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is embarking on an ambitious campaign for Global Education during this new Jubilee Year of Mercy. A lecture and Mass kicked off the campaign at Georgetown University.

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On December 8, 2015, Pope Francis marked the start of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, when the church will focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way.

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Each year on Dec. 3, Jesuits worldwide celebrate the feast of St. Francis Xavier. Our digital map allows you to trace the journey of this faithful companion of St. Ignatius.

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Fr. Kevin Gillespie, SJ, will be installed as the new pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Washington, DC on Sunday, December 6th.

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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!

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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.

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Wheeling Jesuit University students gave up their fall break to take part in three separate immersion trips – all to make a difference in the lives of others.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bill Garrett, President of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, asks a local real estate developer to donate a building... and gets it!

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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.

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Gesu School students perform as part of the Festival of Families during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.

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Dr. Bill Heiser was installed as the second president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore at their annual Mass of the Holy Spirit.

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Pope Francis concluded his historic trip to the U.S. in Philadelphia, where he attended the World Meeting of Families.

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September 22, 2015 — When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. today for his historic visit, Jesuits and their collaborators will be marking the occasion in numerous ways.

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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.

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Dr. Mark Reed is officially installed as the first lay president in Saint Joseph's University's 164-year history.

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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.

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Friends, family and brother Jesuits gathered for a Mass and dinner reception to honor our Jesuits of the Maryland Province celebrating 50 years in the Society of Jesus, and to recognize the other 25 Jesuits marking a Jubilee year as well.

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September 11, 2015 — Hundreds of students from 42 Jesuit high schools will have the trip of a lifetime when they head to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis later this month.

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This coming February, when the Maryland Province Jesuits assumes the care of St. Thomas More Parish in Decatur, Georgia, Fr. Mark Horak, SJ, will become its new Pastor.

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Fr. John Swope, SJ, was installed as the 32nd President of St. Joseph's Prep as part of the school’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on September 8, 2015.

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September 8, 2015 — Jesuit Father Walter Buckius, the oldest member of the Maryland Province Jesuits at age 95, recently celebrated his 75th anniversary in the Society of Jesus.

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