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Aug. 27, 2015 – Pope Francis named Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This day will be an opportunity for individual believers and communities to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation and thank God for the wonderful handiwork entrusted to our care.

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Aug. 27, 2015 — A chef-turned-Jesuit priest is not a common career path, but to hear Fr. Chuck Frederico, SJ, explain it, both vocations are more similar than you might imagine. For Fr. Frederico, sharing great meals and caring for souls are both about gathering people together.

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Aug. 20, 2015 — Last December Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, convoked the 36th General Congregation to elect his successor. Over the course of the last few months, the Jesuit provinces of the U.S. and Canada held their own congregations to elect delegates.

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Aug. 17, 2015 – Four months after Typhoon Maysak caused severe damage at Xavier High School in Chuuk, Micronesia, generous donations from Jesuit graduates, parishioners, provinces, and friends of the Jesuits have sparked a major recovery.

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Aug. 2 is the feast of St. Peter Faber, SJ, one of the original seven members of the Society of Jesus.

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July 30, 2015 – President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Jesuit Father Michael Suarez as a member of the National Council on the Humanities. More on Fr. Suarez and this key post.

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July 14, 2015–The feast of the first Native American saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks. As a young woman sought out Jesuit missionaries to baptize her because of how moved she was by their preaching.

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July 8, 2015 – The advancement office of the USA Northeast Province is seeking a director of planned giving, an administrative assistant and two major gifts officers. Click here to learn more about these exciting opportunities!

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July 2, 2015 – After serving in parishes, high schools and a retreat house, Fr. Paul Sullivan, SJ, began service as the new pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland, Maine, on July 1, 2015. "I look forward to bringing all of my experiences to my service at the parish,” said Fr. Sullivan. “I expect these will be interesting and exciting times in Portland."

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July 1, 2015 – On June 12, 2015, the day on which the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces gathered together to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, six Jesuits from the provinces pronounced Final Vows at the Fordham University Church.

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June 30, 2015 – Pope Francis’s itinerary for his September 2015 visit to the United States has been released. This visit will be Pope Francis’ first trip to the United States.

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June 22, 2015 – The board of trustees of St. Aloysius School in Harlem has announced the appointment of Mary Claire Ryan as the school's next president. The USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus has also named Ms. Ryan as director of the work, responsible for its Catholic and Jesuit mission.

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June 18, 2015 – On June 13, Jesuits Dennis Baker, Brent Otto, John Peck, and Sean Toole were ordained to the priesthood at the Fordham University Church.

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June 15, 2015 – On June 12, Fr. Brent Otto, SJ, was ordained a Jesuit priest at the Fordham University Church. Read more about his vocation and what drew him to the Society of Jesus.

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June 5, 2015 – The State of Yap passed a resolution expressing the people's appreciation of Fr. Michael Corcoran, SJ, Fr. John Mulreany, SJ, and Mr. Patrick Nolan, SJ, for their hard work as educators and mentors at Yap Catholic High School (YCHS).

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June 5, 2015 – Far beyond the Jesuit world, even beyond the Catholic world, people concerned with the future of life on earth and the care for God’s creation are anxiously anticipating the June 18th release of Pope Francis’s papal encyclical on ecology and human development.

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June 1, 2015 – Fr. John Cecero, SJ, recently attended a colloquium for new Jesuit provincials at the General Curia in Rome. It was an opportunity to study and reflect on the community and apostolic commitments of provincials, collaborate with Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, and view artifacts that belonged to St. Ignatius.

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May 28, 2015 – Nativity School of Worcester and Nativity Preparatory School in Boston are two Jesuit middle schools that are giving students in need access to more than just a quality education - they’re providing lessons that stay with young people for a lifetime.

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May 27, 2015 – Fr. Kevin Odey, SJ, is a Jesuit from the Northwest Africa Province who, after two years of hard work, has graduated from Fordham University with an MBA. Read today's interview with Fr. Odey, who speaks about his life in the Society, the hospitality of the Jesuits who hosted him, and how he plans to use what he has learned to help his home province.

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May 20, 2015 – For nearly 500 years, the Society of Jesus has been educating those in search of knowledge and helping sculpt them into being men and women for others. View a directory of the colleges and universities throughout our Northeast Province, and learn how they are celebrating their new graduates this year.

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May 19, 2015 – Throughout the history of the Society of Jesus, Jesuit brothers have filled a variety of positions with a kind of fluidity which has been essential as their roles have changed over the years. They are worldly and go where the need is greatest, deeply rooted in the spirituality established by St. Ignatius Loyola.

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May 18, 2015 — On May 23, Pope Francis will beatify Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in a hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador, during the country's civil war.

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May 14, 2015 – Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, a middle school which works to provide an exceptional education for students living in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, recently held another successful fundraiser.

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May 13, 2015 – Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, former provincial of the New England Province, has been named the assistant to the provincial for senior Jesuits for the USA Northeast Province.

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May 1, 2015– On April 30, Fr. Joseph Dolan, SJ, the oldest Jesuit in the USA Northeast Province died in Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx at age 98. Even well into his 90s, Fr. Dolan would continue to visit parishes to celebrate Masses until his age prevented him from traveling. More on his life and service here.

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