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Liturgy To Celebrate 2006 Jesuit Jubilee Year

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212) 636-7790
mlarkin@fordham.edu


NEW YORK — Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, will preside over a liturgy to celebrate the beginning of a special Jubilee Year for the Society of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. at the Church of Saint Francis Xavier, 16th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York City.

This year, the Jesuit community is commemorating three historic events: the 450th anniversary of the death of Saint Ignatius Loyola, and the 500th anniversary of the births of St. Francis Xavier and the Blessed Peter Faber. The liturgy, hosted by the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, will mark the beginning of the Jubilee Year celebration of 2006 and observe the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier.

DATE:       SATURDAY, DEC 3
TIME:        5 P.M.
PLACE:    CHURCH OF SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER
                 16TH STREET BETWEEN 5TH AND 6TH AVENUES
                 NEW YORK, N.Y.


Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 
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