Holy Cross Holds Yearlong Celebration of the Jesuits’ Global Impact
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Reflecting on the impact of Jesuits throughout history, College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., will honor its Jesuit heritage and tradition with a yearlong celebration highlighting the global presence of the Society of Jesus. The theme for this year’s series of events is “Jesuits Around the Globe.” Guest lectures, liturgies, discussions and concerts will draw upon the Jesuit influence—past and present—in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
“Our celebration makes good sense because the Society of Jesus, from its very beginning, was international in its membership and global in its vision,” said Jesuit Father Paul F. Harman, assistant to the president and chair of the Mission & Identity Committee. “Today the Jesuits have the largest, private educational network in the world. There are over 2,000 Jesuit educational institutions in 66 nations worldwide.”
Unlike previous years when Jesuit Heritage observances were celebrated over a week or semester, the celebration this year will span the entire academic calendar. [Holy Cross]