Guided Advent Meditation from the Jesuit Collaborative  
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Take a guided Ignatian Advent meditation by podcast, organized by the Jesuit Collaborative. Listen online or download it to your iPod or music device and have a mini Advent retreat anytime you want! Listen or download >

New Logo & Graphic Identity for New England Province  
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The New England Province of Jesuits is transitioning to a nation-wide Jesuits logo and graphic identity. During this transition there may be instances where our website or social media sites will be unavailable or the transition not seamless. See the new logo >

Advent: Finding God Even in Waiting  
Monday, December 17, 2012

Fr. Anthony SooHoo, SJ reflects on Advent giving meaning to the waiting in our everyday lives as well as our spiritual waiting. Read more >

Ignatian Advent Podcasts & Resources  
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Deepen your Advent experience with spiritual resources from the New England Province of Jesuits and other online sources to prepare for Christmas. Our podcasts of Advent homilies and reflections offer perspectives and suggestions from Jesuits on enriching your Advent. Listen to, read, click through, and share with friends and family these 2012 Advent podcasts and resources >

Fall 2012 Issue of JESUITS Magazine Available  
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

View online or download a copy of the Fall 2012 JESUITS magazine issue just released. It features stories and news from the New England, New York, and Maryland Provinces. Read or download >

Special Thanksgiving Message from Fr. Provincial  
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fr. Provincial Myles Sheehan, SJ offers a special Thanksgiving message to all of our friends, benefactors, and collaborators in the Provincial's Corner.

Life in Service: A Prayer for Jesuit Vocations  
Friday, November 16, 2012

A special prayer for vocations to the Society of Jesus during National Jesuit Vocations Month, including a downloadable prayer card. Read the prayer >

Cheverus High School holds classes for National Jesuit Vocation Month  
Friday, November 16, 2012

On November 15, 2012, Fr. Charles Frederico, SJ, Director of Vocation for the New England, New York and Maryland Provinces of the Society of Jesus, held vocation classes at Cheverus High School. During these classes students learned about opportunities for direction, received information and participated in discussions about Jesuit vocations. Read more >

Life in Service: A Prayer for Veterans Day  
Friday, November 09, 2012

Fr. Robert Keane, SJ (CAPT, Chaplain Corps, USN, Ret) offers a special video prayer for Veterans Day in honor of all those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces. Watch the prayer & message from Fr. Keane and read more about his Life in Service.

Eight Jesuits Ordained Deacons by Cardinal O'Malley  
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM.Cap., ordained nine men to the order of the diaconate on October 6th at the Jesuit parish, St. Ignatius of Loyola in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Among the nine ordinands, eight were Jesuits including one Jesuit from the New England Province: Bret Stockdale. Read more & view photos >

Fairfield Jesuit Professes Final Vows  
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fr. Mark Scalese, SJ, professor of visual and performing arts at Fairfield University pronounced final vows in the Society of Jesus on September 30, 2012, in the Egan Chapel. Read more & see photos from the event >

Jesuit Vocation Director Featured on Busted Halo Radio Show  
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fr. Chuck Frederico, SJ, vocation director for the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces of the Society of Jesus, appeared on The Busted Halo Show with Fr. Dave Dwyer on August 21 to discuss his vocation story, Jesuit formation & spirituality and other topics. Listen to the show & read more >

Aging Gracefully Series Premieres on CatholicTV with Fr. Myles Sheehan  
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Join Fr Myles Sheehan, SJ — a former physician who earned his undergraduate degree and doctorate in medicine at Dartmouth College with postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and a former professor of medicine at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine — for a five-part miniseries addressing the needs & concerns of the aging and those who care for them. Read more & see the schedule >

37 Jesuits to Celebrate Jubilee Milestones  
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

37 Jesuits are celebrating jubilees ranging from 25 to 75 years of service in the priesthood or in the Jesuit Order this year. The Jesuits will be recognized at a Mass and reception to be held at Boston College High School. Read more about each the jubilarians >

Three Jesuit Novices Reflect on Upcoming Vows  
Thursday, August 16, 2012

After two years of Jesuit formation, which includes living in community and making the Spiritual Exercises in a 30-day retreat, this month second-year U.S. Jesuit novices pronounce their first vows—perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Read more & watch their video reflection >

BC High Hosts First-Ever Global Gathering of Jesuit Secondary Schools  
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Over 400 Jesuit educators from 61 countries gathered in Boston at the first-ever International Colloquium on Jesuit Secondary Education (ICJSE) hosted by Boston College High School and held at Boston College. Read more & see the photos.

JUHAN Conference Broadens Perspectives and Deepens Jesuit Higher Ed Involvement in Humanitarian Action  
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More than 100 people took part in the 3rd biennial Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) conference at Fairlfield University from June 12 to 15, offering participants global perspectives on humanitarian action. Read more.

LifeLines Segments Offer Jesuit Perspective on Aging Issues  
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fr. Myles Sheehan, Jesuit priest, provincial of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus, and trained as a physician with certification in internal medicine and geriatrics, offers 4 short videos about the role spirituality can play in aging in a series of LifeLines segments from CatholicTV. Watch the videos >

Former Holy Cross President, Fr. John Brooks, SJ, Dies at 88  
Thursday, July 05, 2012

New England Province Jesuit, Fr. John E. Brooks, SJ, the longest serving president of the College of the Holy Cross, died on Monday, July 2, 2012, at UMass Memorial Hospital—University Campus in Worcester, after complications from lymphoma. He was 88. Read additional articles and watch his 2011 GALA honoree video and recent Today Show interview.

Founder of Homebody Industries, Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, gives Dowmel Lecture  
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Five hundred friends and benefactors of the New England Province attended the second Dowmel Lecture at Boston College High School on June 5, given by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, author of "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion" and founder of Homeboy Industries. Read more, see photos from the event, and watch the video.

Summer 2012 Recommended Ignatian Reading  
Monday, June 25, 2012

Looking for inspirational and enlightening books to read this summer? Check out some of the new books published by or about Jesuits in 2012. See the list >>

America Magazine Names Jesuit Matt Malone 14th Editor-in-Chief  
Friday, June 08, 2012

New England Province Jesuit, Matt Malone, was named as the next (and youngest) Editor-in-Chief of America magazine, a century-old publication which is the only national Catholic weekly magazine in the United States. Read more>>

2012 Jesuit Ordinations to the Priesthood  
Friday, June 08, 2012

On June 9, 2012, twelve men burning with love of Christ and his mission will be ordained as Jesuit priests at ceremonies across the country. Among them, New England Province Jesuit Matt Malone will be ordained at Fordham University. Read about Matt and watch the ordination live.

Jesuit Geologist Honored by BC with Bronze Bust  
Thursday, June 07, 2012

New England Province Jesuit Fr. James Skehan, SJ, professor emeritus at Boston College, was honored for his lifetime of professional work when the university unveiled a bronze bust in his likeness on the occasion of his 89th birthday. Read more>>

Jesuit Fr. Woods Named Boston College Person of the Year  
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

New England Province Jesuit Fr. James A. Woods was named Boston College's Person of the Year in honor of his four-decade long service to the university as dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies at BC, a school named in his honor. Read the full story >>

Jesuits Reflect on Service as U.S. Military Chaplains  
Friday, May 25, 2012

There are 1.4 million Catholic men and women in the US military today. The need for chaplains in just as great as it was in the 1940s and Jesuits from the New England Province continue to respond. We had the opportunity to talk with two chaplains, Fr. John C. Monahan, SJ, and Fr. Robert L. Keane, SJ, from the New England Province about their experiences serving the men and women in today’s military. Read more.

Four Jesuits Honored at Commencements  
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Four Jesuits from the New England Province were honored by several Catholic and Jesuit universities during the 2012 commencement season. Schools invited Jesuits both to give commencement addresses to inspire the graduating students and also to receive honorary degrees in recognition of their accomplishments and work.

Jesuits Fr. Jim Martin, Fr. Joe Appleyard, Fr. Michael McFarland, and Fr. Richard Clifford received honorary doctorates from seven Catholic and Jesuit universities. Fr. Jim Martin also gave the commencement address at three universities. Read the whole story and get photos and video.

Fr. Don MacMillan, SJ, honored by Ignatian Solidarity Network for his social justice work  
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fr. Don MacMillan, SJ, campus minister at Boston College, will be honored by the IgnatianSolidarityNetwork with the Robert M. Holstein: Faith that Does Justice Awardon Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at an award reception at Boston College. Read more

Fr. Myles Sheehan, Provincial, Visits Jesuit Center in Amman, Jordan  
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fr. Myles Sheenan, Provincial, visited the Jesuit Center in Amman, Jordan from March 5 to 11, 2012. Read more and view photos.

Novena of Grace Starts March 4  
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Novena of Grace takes place from March 4 - 12. The first Novena of Grace of Francis Xavier, which is nine days of prayer, is said to have taken place in Goa, India in 1615, when a boy, crippled from birth, was cured. After Francis Xavier was named a Saint on March 12, 1622, the Novena of Grace grew in popularity around the world. It is traditional to pray the Novena for a particular intention: to ask for what you desire from God. Pray for your own needs, those of your loved ones, or the needs of the world.

Download prayer card.

Read reflections by Fr. Francis Xavier Moan, SJ, to accompany the Novena.

Three Jesuits Recognized by White House as Champions of Change  
Friday, January 27, 2012

Three Jesuits, including Fr. William P. Leahy, SJ, president of Boston College, were among nine people honored at the White House Wednesday as leaders in Catholic education. Read the full story from the Jesuit Conference USA and watch the White House video of the ceremony on YouTube.

Jesuit Reflects on Regency in Beirut  
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New England Jesuit, Dan Corrou, SJ, writes about his regency in Beirut, Lebanon. Read more >>

Young Jesuits Publish New Pop Culture News Site  
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Young Jesuits have recently begun publishing news and commentary on everything from pop culture and celebrities to Jesus and the Church, called The Jesuit Post. It includes news articles, essays, and regular columns or blogs from several Jesuits.

"...This site is about Jesus, politics, and pop-culture, it’s about the Catholic Church, sports, and Socrates. It’s about making the case for God (better: letting God make the case for Himself) in our secular age," according to Paddy Gilger, SJ, editor in chief of The Jesuit Post.

Distinguished Jesuit Historian to Speak at Fairfield University  
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Distinguished Jesuit historian Fr. Stephen Schloesser to speak at Fairfield University about the young life of the great composer Olivier Messiae. Presented by the University's Center for Catholic Studies, the lecture will take place in the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola on January 17th at 8 p.m. Read more about the lecture & Fr. Schloesser >>

Jesuit's Pastoral Ministry with Jordan's Filipino Migrants  
Monday, January 16, 2012

Jesuit Fr. Kevin O'Connell's pastoral ministry with Jordan's Filipino migrants helps them find solace in faith in tough circumstances. Read more from the Catholic Near East Welfare Association >>

Jesuit Fr. Boroughs Named as New President at Holy Cross  
Monday, January 09, 2012

College of the Holy Cross welcomes Fr. Philip L. Boroughs, SJ, as 32nd president January 9th. Read more from the College of the Holy Cross >>

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