Are you being called by God? God’s voice doesn’t manipulate. God’s voice doesn’t cause anxiety. God’s voice speaks to the absolute core of our being. God’s voice is unconditional acceptance and love. How do you answer God’s call? Discernment – It’s not about making a decision. It’s about learning God’s will.
Jesuit Vocations In honor of November’s Jesuit Vocations Month, we asked Jesuits — novices, scholastics, priests and brothers — across the U.S. and Canada to reflect on what they love about their Jesuit vocations. Jesuits.org will be sharing their videos and reflections all month long. http://bit.ly/2zf7Y1v
Society of Jesus Welcomes 38 New Novices Read More
Maryland Province Jesuits – News
Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, to Chair New USCCB Committee Against Racism Bishop Murry will be the speaker for our Kennedy Lecture at St Peter on January 27, 2018
The Society of Jesus is proud to announce the ordination of 29 new priests in the United States, Canada and Haiti.
See their video stories.
Each Jesuit undergoes a thorough formation process, lasting between 10 to 12 years, before he is ordained a priest. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Jesuit, watch “The Journey to a Great Life” and contact our pastor, Fr. James Shea, SJ.
Continuing the Catholic Church’s response to the Trump administration’s plan to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) coordinated a powerful video interview with Cardinal Ribat, with Fr. James Martin S.J. and President of the Federation of Catholic Bishops of Oceania, in front of Trump Tower.
In addition, GCCM released this video of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle calling on all Catholics to sign the St. Francis/Laudato Si’ Pledge.
St Peter participated in the Bread for the World Initiative – joined with 7 other Jesuit parishes to bring letters to Capital Hill. Read more here:
The 2017 Bread for the World campaign urges Congress to invest in and protect vital policies and safety-net programs—including WIC, global nutrition, SNAP, and refundable tax credits.
Fr. Sean Carroll, SJ, Brings Updates of the Kino Border to Charlotte, NC from the Jesuits’ Maryland Province News
Faith on the Border – Coming to the Aid of Deported Migrants
Read an interview with Jesuit Father Sean Carroll, exec. director of the Kino Border Initiative at this link
The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a binational ministry founded in 2009 by six Catholic organizations — including Jesuit Refugee Service/USA — is located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The KBI’s vision is to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality.
See the Kino Border Initiative documentary:
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Names Former Ambassador David M. Robinson as Executive Director. “My concern for the well-being of refugees and other vulnerable migrants became a lasting commitment while I served in the State Department,” said Robinson. Read more here
Why I Advocate for Refugees by Fr. James Martin, SJ
In your prayers, please remember Jesuit vocations. Watch “The Journey to a Great Life”
We are blessed to have the Jesuits here in Charlotte. Spread the good news and invite others to explore the Jesuits. The website www.BeAJesuit.org may inspire a young man you know to see, hear, feel and understand the calling that Christ has for his life.
A Wonderful Year –The Jesuits make history
Today, more than 65 million people are displaced around the world, the most since World War II. While it is impossible to fully comprehend what it is like to be forced from your home and live as a refugee, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA invites you to host a Walk a Mile in My Shoes simulation, which provides individuals and communities with an opportunity to pause and experience, if only vicariously and for a few moments, the frustrations, disappointments and hopes that refugees around the world face. Journeys of Hope: Click here for the story
Investing in the Future: Education in Emergencies Cannot Wait – Jesuit Refugee Service, rooted in the Jesuit tradition of educating young people, operates education programming in more than 38 countries serving more than 141,000 refugees and displaced persons. Read more here: http://jrsusa.org/RefugeeVoice_Detail?TN=DTN-20160706011644
On Page 2, Jesuit Refugee Service offers recommendations.