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Jesuits of Canada & the U.S.  The largest order of Catholic priests/brothers worldwide, founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius. Click here to read more:

Happy 527th birthday to St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the #Jesuits, who is thought to be born on this day in 1491.
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Congratulations to our six Jesuits who were ordained deacons today in Oakland, California. Ricardo Avila, SJ; Jonathan Harmon, SJ; Andrew Laguna, SJ; Vincent Marchionni, SJ; Francis Nguyen, SJ; and Matthew Spotts, SJ were ordained to the diaconate at the Oakland Cathedral of Christ the Light by Bishop of Oakland, Michael Barber, SJ. Watch video highlights in our Instagram story. #AMDG!
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Today, October 19, we celebrate the Feast of the North American Martyrs, also known as the Feast of St. Isaac Jogues and Companions, in the U.S. Canada celebrated this as the Feast of the #CanadianMartyrs on September 26.
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The first martyrs of North America, these eight saints were among the first missionaries in remote areas of eastern Canada and New York state between 1625-1649. Click the link in our bio to read more about them.
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St. Jean de Brébeuf, pray for us.
St. Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
St. Gabriel Lalemant, pray for us.
St. Antoine Daniel, pray for us.
St. Charles Garnier, pray for us.
St. Noël Chabanel, pray for us.
St. René Goupil, pray for us.
St. Jean de Lalande, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.
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Congratulations to our 40 new novices! The Society of Jesus in the U.S., Canada and Haiti welcomed a new class of Jesuit novices this fall at novitiates in California, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, Quebec and Haiti. They will spend the next two years in the novitiate learning to pray daily, live in community, serve the Church, study the Society's history, and grow their personal relationship with the Lord. Visit jesuits.org/novices (link in bio) to read each novice’s bio and learn more. Have YOU thought of becoming a Jesuit, or know a great candidate for the Society? Follow @beajesuit and visit beajesuit.org. Pictured: novices at the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.
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Today, Pope Francis canonized a pope and a martyr: Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador. Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Romero, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church. Click the link in our bio to read more. Saints Paul VI & Oscar Romero, #prayforus!
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Today, Oct. 12, marks 55 years since American Jesuit Fr. Walter Ciszek returned to the United States after 23 years in Russia, much of it spent in captivity in Siberian labor camps and Soviet prisons. His canonization cause was formally opened in March 2012. “Think of your day, today or yesterday. Think of the work you did, the people you met, moment by moment. What did it mean to you — and might it have meant for God?” he asked. Read more about his extraordinary life and find the prayer card at the link in our bio.
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Join us: #BeAJesuit and #DoTheMore with your life today. Visit beajesuit.org or @beajesuit
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Read more about Fr. Vu and the 26 other Jesuit priests ordained this summer at jesuits.org/ordinations (link in bio).
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Photos thus far from the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and prayerful as the synod progresses from Oct. 3-28 at the Vatican. The age of the bishops, combined with clericalism, the pope said, can lead "us to believe that we belong to a group that has all the answers and no longer needs to listen or learn anything." Read more about the synod at the link in our bio. (Photos: CNS/Paul Haring)
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To the teachers in Jesuit schools — Jesuits and lay — and teachers everywhere, thank you for all you do, and for teaching us all we know! #jesuiteducated #jesuitschools #teachers #teacher #education #jesuits #jesuit #societyofjesus #catholic

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. #stfrancisassisi #feastday #feast #saints #catholic #catholicism

Today we celebrate the feast of #Saint Francis Borgia, SJ (1510-1572), the third Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Borgia gave up wealth, power and privilege as a Spanish nobleman to enter the Jesuits. Read more about this saint at the link in our bio.
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Sobering facts from Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (@jrsusa_photos):
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In 2017, 68.5 million people — the highest number recorded (half of whom are children) — were forcibly displaced.
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Only 61% of refugee children attend primary school, compared with a global average of 91%.
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More than half of school-aged refugees are not in school; refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school than any other child.
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Education can provide forcibly displaced children with normalcy, prevent sexual violence and human trafficking, and more. Want to help send refugees back to school? Check out back-to-school gifts in the JRS USA gift catalog at jrsusa.org/backtoschool and learn more at jrsusa.org/educaterefugees.
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