Upcoming Ignatian Schola Concert: Dec. 7

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Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 1.18.48 PMOn Sunday, Dec. 7, the Ignatian Schola will perform its annual Advent/Christmas concert entitled A Light in the Darkness at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City. Click here to view the flyer for the concert. All are welcome. Admission is free.

The Ignatian Schola is a Manhattan-based vocal ensemble composed of Jesuits and lay colleagues, which performs an eclectic repertoire of sacred music. For updates from the Schola, be sure to follow them on Facebook here.

Click below to view a video from last year.

Reflecting on the People’s Climate March

Nick Napolitano, provincial’s assistant for social ministries for the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces reflects on attending the Sept. 21 People’s Climate March in New York City, encouraging the next generation to think about their relationship with creation and the Jesuit call for prayer and action.

Nick and his wife, Michelle with their two daughters, Grace (nearly four) and Hannah (one-and-a-half) all participated in the People’s Climate March.

Nick and his wife, Michelle with their two daughters, Grace (nearly four) and Hannah (one-and-a-half) all participated in the People’s Climate March.

As Michelle and I crested the escalator at Columbus Circle coming up from the subway on our way to the People’s Climate March, carrying our two children, we saw a sea of people gathered as a faith contingent literally with an ark at the front of the crowd. There was a mosque, too. These two floats were leading more than 10,000 people of faith gathered together regardless of religious differences, with our shared concern for the future of the planet upon which we all live and worship. Jews, Catholics, Muslims and every stripe of Protestants were joined by Buddhists, Humanists, and Atheists. It was incredible to see the tantamount issue of caring for creation drawing such a diverse group of people.

Our daughters, Grace (nearly four) and Hannah (one-and-a-half), were summarily unimpressed with the crowd (to be fair, Hannah was sleeping), in spite of the host of musicians, singers, and prayers coming from the nearby stage. I’d like to think we have prepared our girls for these moments of social action, using songs from the civil rights era and Gospel music as part of our nightly bedtime routine. But soulful renditions of “We are Marching in the Light of God,” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” weren’t enough to excite Grace. After a short nap, Hannah was pretty quick to start dancing in time to the music and clapping along.  Continue reading

A Pilgrimage with the Jesuits: Mass with the Pope

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Jesuits, friends and benefactors share travel notes and more from a meaningful and moving tour of the Holy Land. Throughout the last two days, pilgrimage travelers have had a whirlwind of travel but arrived safely in Amman. The photos in … Continue reading

A Pilgrimage with the Jesuits

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Jerusalem will be one of several sites visited by the pilgrims during their journey.

During the next six days, a group of benefactors and friends of the Jesuits will be traveling throughout the Holy Land to visit Jesuit works in that region, attend Pope Francis’ Mass in Amman, Jordan, on May 24 and tour the historic and religious sites of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth and elsewhere.

Travelers will include V. Rev. Myles Sheehan, SJ, provincial of the New England Province, Gabriele Delmonaco, vice president for advancement and communications for the New England and New York Provinces; and five benefactors from California, Maryland, Massachusetts and New York. The group will be led by Fr. Michael Linden, SJ, superior of the Jesuit community in Jordan. Continue reading

Snapshot of the Day: Visitors from Yap

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On Monday, May 12, the staff of the New York Province Office hosted guests from Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) in Micronesia. Juniors Jamie Mooteb (red shirt) and Saralynn Wuyoch (white shirt) along with their teacher Mr. Pat Nolan, SJ, (black shirt) traveled to the United States to tour colleges. This was a chance for the girls to see what the culture is like and if they would be interested in continuing their education here. The Province staff welcomed the travelers with a lunch of New York City’s famous pizza.

On Monday, May 12, the staff of the New York Province Office hosted guests from Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) in Micronesia. Juniors Jamie Mooteb (red shirt) and Saralynn Wuyoch (white shirt) along with their teacher Mr. Pat Nolan, SJ, (black shirt) traveled to the United States to tour colleges. This was a chance for the girls to see what the culture is like and if they would be interested in continuing their education here. The Province staff welcomed the travelers with a lunch of New York City’s famous pizza.