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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.