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January 11, 2016 —After serving in the Army and working for Budweiser, Sean Hagerty, SJ, realized that he had a vocation to the priesthood and joined the Society of Jesus in 2012.

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Jan. 8, 2016 - For Pope Francis’ 2016 prayer intentions, the Apostleship of Prayer has launched a new website and app featuring a video of the pontiff discussing his intention for that month. In his first video, Pope Francis speaks on his January intention of interreligious dialogue.

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January 5, 2016 — The statement denounced the raids conducted on people who have fled Central America.

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Jan. 5, 2016 - Fr. David Hollenbach, SJ, Ph.D., delivered a lecture entitled "A Spirituality of Accompaniment" to friends and benefactors of the Jesuit Refugee Service.

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Dec. 30, 2015 - As 2015 comes to a close, we invite you to view some of the news stories that captivated and engaged our readers. From the Pope’s visit, to Jesuit ordinations at the Fordham University Church; from recovery efforts at our schools in Micronesia to generations of Jesuit high school alumni gathering for Turkey Bowl football games, this has been a banner year for the Jesuits and our colleagues.

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Fr. Richard J. Curry, SJ, professor of Catholic studies and theater at Georgetown University and founder of Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C., died on December 19, 2015.

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Dec. 16, 2015 – In a new hour-long documentary airing on PBS, Lidia Bastianich celebrates her native Italian holiday traditions, and describes her experiences as a Catholic immigrant living for two years in a refugee camp after fleeing the former Yugoslavia.

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December 16, 2015 — Three graduates of Jesuit universities will have the opportunity to work at America Media for one year.

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Dec. 11, 2015 – On Dec. 6, 2015 Jesuit Connection, a program for young professionals, held its annual Advent Mass and Reception at the beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel at Boston College.

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Dec. 10, 2015 – Today marks 10 years since the crash of Flight 1145, a tragedy of immense proportion which struck the Loyola Jesuit College Community in Nigeria. Over the last decade, families, friends and the entire school community have come together on a long journey of grief, healing and hope.

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December 8, 2015 — Today Pope Francis marks 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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Dec. 8, 2015 – On Sun., Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis called on all Catholics to “assume their responsibility” for the care and discernment of vocations. He made his appeal in his Message for the World Day of Vocations 2016, which has the theme “The Church, Mother of Vocations.”

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Dec. 8, 2015 – Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) a work of the USA Northeast Province, is currently accepting applications for volunteer teachers for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Dec. 1, 2015 – Padre Ismael Moreno Coto (known affectionately as Padre Melo) the director of two Jesuit social ministries in Honduras, recently visited some of the Jesuit institutions in the USA Northeast Province to talk about his work.

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Nov. 30, 2015 – On December 1, Emmylou Harris will bestow the first Jesuit Refugee Service Award for Accompaniment to Sister Denise Coghlan, RSM, for her work with the displaced in Cambodia. In the fall of 2016, Ms. Harris plans to spearhead a series of concerts to support the work of JRS.

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Nov. 24, 2015 – At 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Jesuit high school alumni all over the East Coast will be taking part in a tradition that’s taken place for nearly a century: donning school colors and waiting for the kickoff at three major Turkey Bowl games taking place simultaneously!

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Nov. 23, 2015 – Experience a pilgrimage to the Holy Land under the Spiritual Direction and Leadership of Fr. John Cecero, SJ, Provincial of the USA Northeast Province and Fr. David Marcotte, SJ, with Scholastic Daniel Corrou, SJ.

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Nov. 18, 2015 – During an eight-day retreat in Cape Cod this past summer, Fr. Robert VerEecke, SJ, was inspired to write lyrics for a song inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si.

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November 16, 2015 — Pope Francis held a private audience to commemorate the organization’s 35th anniversary.

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November 13, 2015 — In a recent speech in Washington, D.C., Linda LeMura, president of Le Moyne College, expressed her commitment to running a Jesuit university in the modern era.

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Nov. 13, 2015 – The Boston College Chronicle has posted an interview with Jesuit priest and painter, Sammy Chong - a visiting assistant professor in Boston College's fine arts department - about his most recent work which draws inspiration from early art of the Society of Jesus.

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Nov. 11, 2015 – On Sat., Nov. 7, friends of the USA Northeast Province Jesuits gathered at the Campion Center in Weston, Mass. to celebrate Mass with Fr. Provincial John Cecero, SJ.

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November 11, 2015 — Upperclassmen are volunteering to serve as pallbearers at the funerals of homeless veterans.

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Nov. 5, 2015 – On Thurs. Nov. 12, human rights activist, Fr. Ismael Moreno Coto, SJ, more commonly known as Padre Melo, will speak at Fordham University about the struggles that families and young people face in Honduras due to poverty as well as the injustices in other Latin American countries forcing people to seek refuge in the United States.

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Nov. 2, 2015 – Volunteers, board of trustee members, friends and staff of Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, N.J., gathered in the gardens behind the 111-year-old mansion, to take part in a special dedication ceremony in memory of Frank Diassi, Sr., Loyola’s original groundskeeper.

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