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      • In 2014, 19 new Jesuit priests were ordained. With more than 17,000 Jesuits worldwide, the Society of Jesus is the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church. Yet the Jesuits have struggled to maintain their numbers in the United States.
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  2. They have been rescheduled for August 8, 2020, at Saint Joseph’s University, with one of our Jesuits, James Ferus, SJ, being ordained on August 1 with the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Boston. Factors that contributed to these fluctuating logistics included accommodating vulnerable family members and adhering to possible social distancing ...

  3. The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu; abbreviated SJ), also known as the Jesuits (/ ˈ dʒ ɛ z j u ɪ t s /; Latin: Iesuitæ), is a religious order of the Catholic Church headquartered in Rome. It was founded by Ignatius of Loyola and six companions with the approval of Pope Paul III in 1540.

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    • 27 September 1540; 481 years ago
    • Latin: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (English: 'For the Greater Glory of God')
  4. Jesuits Celebrate Ordination of 15 New Priests. June 19, 2020 —The Society of Jesus is proud to announce the ordination of 15 new priests in Canada, the United States and Haiti this calendar year. Ordinands at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. Kevin Kelly, S.J., was ordained May 23 by the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa and Alexandria-Cornwall, in one of two ceremonies held in the empty Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Toronto.

  5. Twelve of the 27 being ordained attended a Jesuit school, where they met Jesuit priests and brothers who influenced their discernment. “I think I first thought about the Jesuits when I was pretty young,” said Fr. Patrick Nolan, SJ. “Little by little I found myself thinking more and more about the Jesuits.”.

  6. Jul 29, 2016 · Perhaps that’s why there has been so much attention lately to the announcement that 20 new Jesuit priests were ordained this year in the United States, Canada and Haiti. That’s good news, with the hope that these new priests will be true Soldiers of Christ and embrace the fullness of Church teaching, like their predecessors of old and some notable giants today.

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