August 21, 2014
St. Pius X


Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in the Jesuits of the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces of the Society of Jesus. We hope that the information presented here will assist you in your ongoing journey of discernment.

If you would like more information about discerning with us, please contact us. It would be a privilege to accompany you on your journey.

Rev. Charles Frederico, S.J.
Vocation Director

Jesuit Brother Wins Carl Sagan Award

Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ



This year’s Carl Sagan Medal, presented by the American Astronomical Society (AAS), has been awarded to Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, of the Vatican Observatory.

Becoming a Jesuit

Sean Hagery, nSJ


Novice Sean Hagerty reflects on his long experiment, which he spent teaching at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, New York.

Restoration of the Society of Jesus

Meditation on Suppression & Restoration

On Aug. 7, 1814, Pope Pius VII issued the bull, Sollicitudo omnium Ecclesiarum, which re-established the Society of Jesus in the universal Church after it was suppressed by papal brief for 41 years.

Father General Adolfo Nicolás has emphasized that the anniversary is a time for prayer, and today as Jesuits and their lay colleagues conclude a nine-day novena commemorating the restoration, we offer below a brief (8:00) meditation on the events and major players leading up to the suppression and ultimately to the restoration. Less a "Ken Burns"-type documentary, the video is meant to inspire feelings of awe, humility and gratitude.

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Sam Sawyer, SJ, Mario Powell, SJ and Tom Simisky, SJ ordained to the priesthood. Read more >

Pope Francis continues to inspire vocations. Watch video >

Br. Jonathan Stott, SJ reflects on finding beauty in science. Read more >

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