Sept. 13, 2016 — This fall, 48 new Jesuit novices joined the Society of Jesus in Canada, Haiti and the U.S., the largest group of novices in recent memory. The journey to becoming a Jesuit priest or brother can take from eight to twelve years, and it begins with two years in the novitiate.
Sept. 13, 2016 - When the Maryland Jesuit parishes Holy Trinity and St. Ignatius reflected on how their faith communities could respond to the Pope Francis’ call to respond to climate change, they looked for pathways to help parishioners move from prayer and reflection to action.
Sept. 12, 2016 - In the brand new video, "The Journey to a Great Life," released today, Jesuits in formation share the experiences and insights that inspired them to pursue extraordinary lives as members of the Society of Jesus.
Sept. 12, 2016 - Jesuit novice Jake Braithwaite shares a deep reflection on his time serving and praying with the elderly and dying in Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. Click below to read the lessons Jake learned about accompanying those during difficult times of need.
Sept. 7, 2016 - Earlier this year, Fr. Julio Giulietti, SJ, was appointed coordinator of the Myanmar Leadership Institute. In this role, he and members of the institute will be working towards providing a transformative education - in mind, heart, attitude and behavior - so as to prepare the youth of Myanmar for leadership roles.
On Oct. 2, 2016, General Congregation 36 will convene in Rome. A general congregation is the supreme governing body of the Society of Jesus; GC36 was convoked by Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, 80, who has announced his intention to resign after serving as the Jesuit’s leader since 2008.
Sept., 6, 2016 - Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September 2016 is for a more human society. “Humanity is experiencing a crisis that is not only economic and financial, but is also ecological, educational, moral, and human,” says Pope Francis.
Sept. 2, 2016 — On Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, Pope Francis will canonize the “saint of the gutters,” Mother Teresa who was revered for ministering to the sick and dying in some of the world's poorest neighborhoods.
Aug. 31, 2016 - Last year, Fr. Tomas Frink, SJ, started his role as pastor of Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem, N.H. From teaching the fundamentals of Ignatian Spirituality to setting up new ways to teach children at Mass and fostering dialogue on polarizing issues, he has found innovative ways to serve their needs during his first year as pastor.
Aug. 30, 2015 - Over 250 parishioners, family members and young adults gathered at St. Michael’s Church, in Buffalo, N.Y., for a special blessing ceremony at the Sunday evening Mass on Aug. 14. Fr. Fred Betti SJ, associate pastor of St. Michael’s Parish, write about the gathering.
Aug. 12, 2016 - Martin Scorsese, director of the upcoming film Silence - a harrowing tale about Jesuits in 1640s Japan - was the keynote speaker Jesuit Province Day, held at Fordham Prep. Scorsese was interviewed by Fr. James Martin, SJ, about his faith, his religious background and what drew him to this personal project.
Aug. 9, 2016 - Nine Jesuit novices from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces will profess their first vows in the Society of Jesus on Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, at Holy Cross Church, DeWitt, N.Y. They are Henoch Derbew, Thomas Elitz, Brendan Gottschall, Justin Grosnick, Kieran Halloran, Chia-Yang “C-Y” Kao, Joseph Lorenz, Jonathan Pennacchia and Nathan Sparks.
August 9, 2016 - In his eighth Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his prayer intention of Sports. “Sports make it possible to build a culture of encounter among everyone for a world of peace,” says Pope Francis at the beginning of the video. “I dream of sports as the practice of human dignity, turned into a vehicle of fraternity.”
July 7, 2016 - After 11 years of leading Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia, Richard Espinal is moving on as executive director of the Jesuit social ministry that is devoted to helping northern Manhattan community members put their faith into action.
July 7, 2016 - In his seventh Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his prayer intention of Respect for Indigenous Peoples. "I want to be a spokesman for the deepest longings of indigenous peoples,” says Pope Francis, “and I want you to add your voice to mine in a heartfelt prayer that all will respect indigenous peoples, threatened in their identity and even in their existence."
July 1, 2016 - On June 24, 1841, Fordham University and Fordham Prep were founded together as St. John's College a small Catholic college in the Bronx. This year marks the 175th anniversary for both schools.