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Dec. 13, 2016 — In honor of Pope Francis' 80th birthday on Dec. 17, here are 80 things the Jesuits love about Pope Francis.

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Dec. 8, 2016 - Fr. Kenneth Gavin, SJ, is recognized by Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) for his extraordinary career and dedication to helping refugees around the globe.

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Dec. 7, 2016 - Retired attorney, Pat Gauvey, first came to Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (BJP) in 2006 as a volunteer librarian. Pat’s long and varied career (including five years as a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, who were founded by Jesuit Fr. Jean-Pierre Medaille) has given her a diverse skill set to help BJP continue to be a school of excellence.

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Dec. 6, 2016 - In his final prayer video of 2016, Pope Francis talks about child soldiers and how we have a duty to help protect children from this injustice. “Whoever you are, if you are moved as I am, I ask you to join in this prayer intention: That the scandal of child soldiers may be eliminated the world over."

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Dec. 1, 2016 - From Oct. 2, 2016, through Nov. 12, 2016, 215 Jesuit delegates gathered in Rome for General Congregation 36. Click below to view highlights and resources from this worldwide meeting of Jesuits.

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Nov. 30, 2016 — Today, 27 Jesuit college and university presidents released a statement on undocumented students.

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Nov. 29, 2016 - Pope Francis has released his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017 entitled, "Led by the Spirit for Mission."

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Nov. 29, 2016 - America Media and the Ignatian Solidarity Network have announced that Heather Mooney, director of the short film Trust, is the 2016 First Place winner in the Voices From the Margins Social Justice Film Festival. Mooney is a recent graduate of Fairfield University, where she studied film, television, and media.

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Nov. 23, 2016 - The first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new film “Silence” has been released. The film depicts the harrowing journey of two Jesuits sent to investigate reports that another Jesuit had renounced the Church amidst the persecution of Christians.

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Nov. 22, 2016 – Blessings and warm wishes for you and your loved ones during this Thanksgiving and as we prepare for the Christmas season. The USA Northeast Province has assembled several thanksgiving prayers that can be used for your family gatherings.

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Nov. 17, 2016 - After the first phase of a comprehensive renovation of the famed oceanfront facility, Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Mass., was rededicated on Nov. 12, welcoming friends and retreatants back to the incomparable location that so many have called their spiritual home over the years.

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Nov. 17, 2016 - In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Jesuit Refugee Service released a letter to urge the new administration to continue U.S. resettlement for the desperate victims of persecution, violence, torture and trauma who look to us for protection.

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Nov. 16, 2016 – Over 2,000 people gathered at the 19th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice from in Washington, D.C. The event gave those in attendance a chance to learn about social justice issues, share their stories and advocate for marginalized groups from a Catholic perspective.

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Nov. 16, 2016 - Join the Jesuits on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - an Ignatian Journey to Spain and Lourdes. Under the spiritual director of Fr. George Witt, SJ, trip participants will visit the sites that are home to the roots of the Society of Jesus.

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Nov. 16, 2016 - For Jesuit Father Robert Paskey, reading Laudato Si’ is more akin to a spiritual retreat than a document delving into the Church’s teaching, one that calls on us to seek a conversion of the heart, mind, soul, and ultimate how we interact with the rest of God’s creation.

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November 12, 2016 — This morning, members of the Jesuits’ General Congregation 36 voted to close the congregation.

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Nov. 4, 2016 - In his most recent video, Pope Francis presents the question, “Can one country alone manage the problems of forced migration?” Pope Francis talks about how we have a duty to help our refugee brothers and sisters. “We must move away from indifference and the fear of accepting the other. Because that other could be you."

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Nov. 2, 2016 - Over 1,800 individuals are expected to gather at the 19th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice from Nov. 12-14 in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering provides opportunities for attendees to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate in the context of the Catholic faith tradition.

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Oct. 31, 2016 - Fr. John Cecero, SJ, provincial of the USA Northeast Province, partnered with Loyola Productions this week to share three key moments of grace he has experienced during the ongoing 36th General Congregation.

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Oct. 31, 2016 - Inspired by Laudato Si’, Jesuit parishes across the East coast have engaged in prayer, education and action to preserve God’s creation and respond to climate change concerns. The province compiled "A Jesuit Response to Laudato Si'" a document that features eco-spirituality program ideas from 11 Jesuit parishes from Portland, Maine, to Charlotte, N.C.

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October 28, 2016 — This fall, five Jesuit high schools in the New York City metro area are competing for a good cause.

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Oct. 25, 2016 - On Oct. 22 and 23, 13 Jesuit parishes in the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces participated in Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday by celebrating special Masses for over 450 Jesuit educated graduates and friends of the Society.

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October 21, 2016 — The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, celebrated the opening of its new Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center.

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Oct. 18, 2016 - On June 11, 2016, Jesuits Christopher Ryan and Kevin Spinale were ordained priests at the Fordham University Church. Recently, they shared reflections about their post-ordination assignments through which they have been able to use pastoral skills cultivated over years of formation and apply them to serving the respective parishioners.

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Oct. 18, 2016 - For the past four years, Renee Owens has served as the director of Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, N.J. In a time where new technology keeps people distracted, Renee works to help create a warm and inviting atmosphere where retreatants can disconnect from everyday life and spend more time connecting with God.

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