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Global Ignatian Pentecost Vigil this Saturday

COVID-19 has affected the entire community. What better response than to pray together? “Come, Holy Spirit, and Renew the Face of the Earth” is a 30 minute online Pentecost prayer vigil which will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. It will bring together the Ignatian family and our Jesuit and Ignatian networks throughout the world in more than 100 countries. Please join these brothers and sisters of yours, in spirit and in prayer, at this unique moment in human history.

The details:

  • The 30-minute prayer vigil will take place at three separate times to accommodate the global Ignatian family across different time zones. Join us at either 8:00 p.m. (Asia Pacific, Manila time), 8:00 p.m. (EMEA, Rome/Madrid time), or 8:00 p.m. (the Americas, New York/Santiago Time).
  • Find more information at
  • Come to the vigil with an open heart, your prayer intentions and a candle that you will light.
  • Between now and May 30, pray daily for God’s Holy Spirit to come powerfully among us. Invite your friends and networks to join the vigil. Share your own prayers in advance on social media with #IgnatianPentecost and #TogetherAMDG

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Drawn into Friendship: An Interactive Art Retreat


Jesuit scholastic Christopher Alt, SJ, in collaboration with The Jesuit Post, invites you to join him for an interactive art retreat based on the creation story found in Genesis.  “Drawn into Friendship” guides participants through a series of scripture passages, drawing exercises and meditations, which can be viewed in one, hour-long setting or broken up according to reach respective day of creation.

This free retreatis available in English and Spanish. The retreat particulars and a supplemental guide can be viewed at your convenience here.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Prayer in the Jesuit Community

One of the graces for the Jesuits at Loyola Hall during these difficult days has been the opportunity for all of us to gather together for Mass in our community chapel each day. The students, faculty, staff, alumni and benefactors of the three schools we serve – NativityMiguel Middle School, Canisius High School and Canisius College – are always remembered in our prayers.

During these challenging times, we invite you to let us know of any particular intentions you or any of your family and friends would like us to remember at Mass.

Intentions can be sent to us at and we will remember them both at Mass and in our personal prayers.

May God bless you with peace and consolation today and every day.

Submitted by: Rev. Jack Mattimore, SJ, Campus Ministry/ New Buffalo Institute

It’s Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays” (formerly Trivia Wednesdays), which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is:

Which sports team has had the most NCAA appearances in postseason up until 2018?

(a) softball

(b) women’s lacrosse

(c) men’s basketball

(d) women’s basketball

And here’s a first … There was no winner in last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. Several people made guesses but no correct answer was submitted.

Last week’s trivia question was:

What 1977 event forced Canisius to postpone commencement ceremonies in May of that year?

a. A fire destroyed part of the Student Center Auditorium

b. New York enacted extreme budget cuts on all independent colleges across the state

c. The Blizzard of 1977

d. Canisius hosted the New York State Championships for women’s gymnastics

The correct answer was: (c) The Blizzard of 1977

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News interviewed Assistant Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for two separate stories that appeared in the Friday, May 22 edition.

Golebiewski weighed in on those industries that should see improvement as the region begins to reopen in a story by Reporter Patrick Lakamp titled “Jobs Vanish but Businesses Plot Their Comeback from the Coronavirus Shutdown.” The story can be read by clicking here.

Golebiewski also spoke with Reporter Matt Glynn about those industries hit hardest by COVID-19. The story, titled “Buffalo Niagara’s Jobs Plunged 23% but Not Every Industry Hit as Hard,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications