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Welcoming the Stranger Papal Visits â€˘ Corporate Responsibility
message from the provincial
Dear friends in Christ, How can one forget the images of Pope Francis’ visit to our nation, the ways he touched our hearts as well so many outstretched hands? Yet, more to the point, in good Jesuit style he touched our imaginations and souls with rich imagery in what he said and how he ministered to us. The words from his homily at Madison Square Garden still echo for me. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. One special quality of God’s people is their ability to see, to contemplate, even in ‘moments of darkness,’ the light which Christ brings.” He invites us to see the world anew, with all the wonders of God’s actions and all the spaces that so need God. How very Jesuit! In this magazine, we invite you to see anew again and to ponder how God wants to flood our lives and world. The work of Fr. JJ Mueller documented here highlights the call to see. After a career opening the minds of young people at Saint Louis University, he has devoted himself to the art of photography. He first captured the splendor of the stained glass windows of College Church on the campus of Saint Louis University in a way that invited prayer. Now he is one of the official photographers of the Missouri Botanical Garden, with three photos in its 2016 calendar. He invites us to ponder the beauty of God that fills the world, if only we nourish our ability to see, as Pope Francis asks. Yet, can one not “see” the wonder in alumni of Jesuit schools who devote themselves to the service of our high schools? We see in them a real generosity of spirit and willingness to risk. Even in our archives, one finds beauty, if one but sees, in the story of what Jesuits have done since they arrived in this province in 1823, so soon after the Restoration of the Society. The exploits of Fr. Pierre De Smet, the paintings of Fr. Nicolas Point and so much more lie waiting to inspire us. Fr. Jerry Neyrey’s collection of the biographies of Jesuits from the South not only regales one with wonderful stories but challenges us to see what people of faith can do. And so I invite you to enjoy this magazine and to let yourself see in new ways, not only in these pages but in all the ways God lies in waiting just beneath the surface of our lives. In whatever way you can, we invite you to join us in the great work of helping people “see … the light which Christ brings.”
Fr. Ronald A. Mercier, SJ Provincial, USA Central and Southern Province
Queridos amigos en Cristo, Como podemos olvidar las imágenes de la visita del Papa Francisco a nuestro país? La forma en que tocó nuestros corazones así como a tantas manos extendidas. Más al punto, en buen estilo Jesuita, el papa tocó nuestra imaginación y nuestra alma con fecundas imágenes, en su mensaje y la forma en que nos atendió en su ministerio. Las palabras de su homilía en Madison Square Garden todavía resuenan en mi. “La Gente que andaba en la tinieblas ha visto una gran luz.” Una cualidad muy especial del pueblo de Dios, es la habilidad de ver, de contemplar, aun en momentos de oscuridad, la luz que Jesucristo nos trae. Él nos invita a ver el mundo, con nuevos ojos, con todas las maravillas de las acciones de Dios y en todos los lugares necesitados de Dios. Esto es muy Jesuita! En esta revista, te invitamos nuevamente a ver con nuevos ojos y reflexionar como es que Dios quiere llenar nuestras vidas y el mundo. El trabajo del Padre JJ Mueller documentado aquí, enfatiza ese llamado a la contemplación. Después de una Carrera abriendo las mentes de jóvenes en La Universidad Saint Louis University, Padre Mueller se ha dedicado al arte de la fotografía. Primero capturó el esplendor de los vitrales de la Iglesia College Church situada en la Universidad de Saint Louis University, de manera que nos invitó a la oración. Ahora, él es uno de los fotógrafos oficiales en el Jardín Botánico de Missouri, con tres fotos en su calendario del 2016. El Padre Mueller nos invita a considerar la belleza de Dios que llena el mundo, tan sólo alimentamos nuestra habilidad de ver, tal como el papa Francisco nos ha pedido. Así que, podríamos ignorar la maravilla en los ex-alumnos de las escuelas jesuitas que dedican su tiempo al servicio de nuestras escuelas secundarias (highschools)? Vemos en ellos verdadera generosidad de espíritu y su disponibilidad a tomar riesgos. Inclusive en nuestros archivos históricos, uno encuentra belleza si uno abre los ojos a la historia de lo que los Jesuitas han hecho desde que llegaron a esta provincial en 1823, poco después de la Restauración de la Compañía. Las aventuras del Padre Pierre Desmet, las pinturas del Padre Nicolas Point y mucho más que se encuentra ahí sólo esperando a inspirarnos. La Colección de biografías de Jesuitas del Sur de la provincia compilada por el Padre Jerry Neyrey no sólo nos entretiene con historias maravillosas sino que también nos reta a ver lo que personas de fe pueden lograr. Así que los invito a disfrutar esta revista y a permitirse ver con ojos nuevos, no sólo en estas paginas sino en las tantas formas en que Dios nos espera justo bajo la superficie de nuestras vidas. De cualquier modo que ustedes puedan, les invitamos a trabajar junto a nosotros ayudando a otros a: “Ver … la luz que Cristo Brinda”.
feature stories 6 | Papal Visits What they mean to Jesuits 10 | Welcoming the Stranger Our work with migrants 14 | Corporate Responsibility Dialogue for change 16 | The Grandeur of God Photography as ministry
Jesuits Central and Southern Volume III • Number 1 Winter 2016
20 | ASC Anniversary Going strong at 25
22 | God’s Work An IVC volunteer reflects
Editor Therese Fink Meyerhoff Associate Editor Cheryl Wittenauer Designer Tracy Gramm Advancement Director John Fitzpatrick Jesuits is published and distributed by the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus. 4511 West Pine Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63108-2191 314-361-7765 Please address all correspondence about stories to the editor: UCSCommunication@jesuits.org Send all correspondence about addresses, memberships, and bequests to the Advancement Office: UCSAdvancement@jesuits.org
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Cover: A woman in Ciudad Juárez welcomes visitors. Photo by Thomas Rochford, SJ
New President at St. John's
The board of trustees of St. John’s College in Belize City, Belize, named Mirtha Alicia Carballo Peralta as its next president. She is the first woman to serve in that role in the school’s history. “Mrs. Peralta will be a very hardworking, innovative, enthusiastic, energetic president who will bring new ideas to take the school to even greater heights,” said Board President Lisa Chang. Peralta is an alumna of St. John’s College and joined the faculty as a teacher in the High School Division in 2003. She transferred to the Junior College in 2004, where she continued as a full-time member of the faculty and chaired the Business Department until 2009. Since 2009, she has served in various administrative roles in the Junior College Division, first as assistant dean, then as acting dean and most recently as the dean of the junior college.
Regis Jesuit High School Names Next President
The Regis Jesuit High School board of trustees has chosen David A. Card as the next president of the school. A 1987 alumnus of Regis Jesuit, Card has served as president of Escuela de Guadalupe, a dual-language Catholic primary school built on Ignatian principles, since its founding in 2003. He has been a member of Regis Jesuit’s Board of Trustees for the last year and also serves on the board of Arrupe Jesuit High School. Fr. Provincial Ronald Mercier, SJ, approved the selection, writing, “For 138 years Regis Jesuit High School has fostered the Catholic identity of so many young men and women, faithful to our Jesuit tradition. In Mr. Card, that commitment to the Jesuit identity of the school and to Catholic education not only will live on but will thrive."
New Jesuit Residence at SLUH
On November 5, the Feast of All Jesuit Saints and Blesseds, several Jesuits gathered with administrators from St. Louis University High, friends and family for Mass and a ribbon cutting at a new Jesuit residence on SLUH’s campus. It was the perfect beginning to a new chapter in the life of the Society of Jesus at the high school, the second-oldest Jesuit high school in the United States. “The new residence is a symbol of our gratitude to the Jesuits who continue to guide and inspire our work at St. Louis University High School and many other places in St. Louis,” said SLUH President David Laughlin. “It is an investment in the City of St. Louis that will certainly benefit the Jesuits and hopefully inspire future students to pursue religious vocations.” The new two-story facility lies on the southeast corner of the SLUH campus. It can accommodate up to eight men, and was planned to be home-like, while meeting a variety of apostolic needs. Generous benefactors funded the project. Since 1924, more than 250 SLUH alumni have been ordained to the priesthood—with many more since the school’s founding in 1818. Currently, 86 living SLUH alumni are Jesuits. 4 JESUITS
Retreat at Manresa
You are invited to a special Companions Day Retreat led by Fr. Francis W. (Billy) Huete, SJ. It will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Manresa House of Retreats in Convent, Louisiana. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with closing Mass at about 2:00 p.m. Space is limited so please reserve your seat by April 15th. More information and online registration is available at Connect.JesuitsCentralSouthern.org/ CompanionsRetreat or you may call (800) 325-9924.
St. Louis-Belize Partnership
In a celebration of solidarity and collaboration, leaders of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, Saint Louis University and St. Martin de Porres Parish in Belize City, Belize, signed a compact of cooperation Oct. 21 at Saint Louis University. The event was sponsored by the university and Belize 2020, a grassroots group of volunteers focused on improving the quality of life in the Central American nation, particularly in the economically poor area surrounding St. Martin de Porres. Fr. Provincial Ron Mercier joined Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., and St. Martin de Porres pastor Fr. Matt Ruhl in signing the agreement and speaking at the event. “Educating the young, fostering health, and nourishing the hearts and souls of all people form the core of any way forward,” Mercier said. “These needs cry out for a response that can help Belize prosper.” Initial programming focuses on several key issues for the members of St. Martin de Porres: early childhood education, counseling, art and music programs, extended-day and extended-year programs and health assessments. A second project, in collaboration with St. John’s College, focuses primarily on teacher education. Saint Louis University is providing two full-tuition fellowships each year to Belizean educators seeking graduate degrees. You can support this work by indicating Belize on your donation to the province, by mail or online at connect.jesuitscentralsouthern.org/donate.
A Farewell and Two Welcomes
Long-time province employee Mary Struckel was honored last fall when she retired after years of service in the Mary Struckel Central U.S. Archives. Struckel's work played a huge part in making the archives into the wonderful resource they are today, and she was always willing to help out with whatever was needed in the province office. Our thanks, prayers and good wishes go with her and her husband, Jim. The archives also welcomed two new staff members, Associate Archivist Alexandra M. Bisio and Alexandra Bisio Administrative Assistant Cass Coughlin. Bisio holds a Master's Degree from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Cass Coughlin Information Science. She most recently worked at the University of California in Irvine, Calif. Coughlin has a Master's Degree from Loyola University Chicago in Higher Education Administration. He is completing his Ph.D. in Cultural Educational Policy Studies at Loyola, and most recently worked at Loyola as Director of Residence Life.
What the Pope's Visits Mean to Jesuits 6 JESUITS
By Mike Gabriele and Therese Fink Meyerhoff
By the time you read this, Pope Francis will have visited North America two times in six months. That fact in itself can be taken as a message. In fact, Pope Francis has been sending us many messages during his time as pontiff, some more direct than others, some more frequently repeated than others. This issue of Jesuits magazine has two articles on the papal visits, or more accurately, on the calls we hear from our Holy Father and our response. We invite you to join us in paying keen attention to what Pope Francis calls us to do and prayerfully reflecting on how we can best move his message forward in our own lives and work.
e was Time magazine’s person of the year in 2013 and has graced the covers of countless other periodicals, including secular publications such as Rolling Stone and People. Whether visiting the homeless, speaking on immigration or the environment, or visiting a state prison in Ciudad Juárez, Pope Francis makes an impression. This draw that Pope Francis has for so many people has come to be known as the “Francis Effect.” It created a whirlwind of media attention and excitement during his first visit to the United States in September, and his February visit to Mexico and the U.S. border, drawing hundreds of thousands to his Masses and public appearances. His message of mercy, love and compassion transcends cultures and generations; it has no doubt made a lasting impact on those who heard it. How have Pope Francis’ visits to the U.S. and Mexico impacted his brother Jesuits? He is, after all, the first Jesuit pope. Nearly all observers agree that those visits generated unprecedented interest from Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Pope Francis never ceases to surprise
Photojournalist Joe Najera, Diocese of El Paso
and inspire, even Jesuits who already have a clear understanding of Ignatian spirituality and living a mission to “find God in all things.” So what will be the lasting effects of his apostolic visits? Fr. Provincial Ronald Mercier, SJ, believes that Pope Francis captivated American and Mexican people by his personable style, but it is the substance of his message that requires Jesuits to spend some time pondering the implications for ministry and for their communities. The pope calls all of us to take responsibility for our brothers and sisters in the United States and beyond, especially the most vulnerable. “This resonated with both Jesuits and our colleagues in ministry,” Fr. Mercier said. “For the men of our province, the way he embodied our Jesuit sense of mission was edifying. He touched the hearts of Jesuits and invited us to think of how we might emulate his manner of preaching the Gospel.” For Jesuit pastors and priests who work for social justice, Pope Francis’ visits have provided a catalyst to bring his message to life. Fr. Brian Christopher, SJ, serves at the Jesuit parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Antonio, Texas. While his work in the parish made it impossible to attend papal events during either of the pope’s visits, Fr. Christopher was thrilled to hear the pontiff ’s focus on immigrants. “Jesuits around the world have been talking about refugees for decades now,” he said, pointing to the 1970s, when Superior General Pedro Arrupe, SJ, called on Jesuits to respond to the needs of the Vietnamese “boat people.” This crisis ultimately led to the founding of Jesuit Refugee Service. “Pope Francis’ words Jesuits in formation (opposite page) reach out to Pope Francis at the National Shrine of the Immaculate are not new, but they are Conception in Washington, D.C. Jesuits from several provinces (above) traveled together from Puente Grande received with great joy,” to Morelia for the papal Mass. Left to right: Fr. Cristian Rodriguez, Chile; Fr. Juan Pablo Romero, Mexico; he said. Fr. Gabriele Gionti, Italy; Fr. William Sheahan, USA Central and Southern; Fr. Jean Fabio Santana, Brazil. WINTER 2016
“The pope spoke some hard truths, but he did so gracefully and with great love for the people. He called all of us to ask our God for the gift of conversion, to open our hearts to the plight of migrants and immigrants.” ~ Fr. José Ruiz Andujo, SJ
Photojournalist Joe Najera, Diocese of El Paso
Pope Francis reiterates what St. Ignatius claimed centuries ago, that “Love ought to show itself in deeds more than words.” Jesuit colleges and secondary schools are some of the best places to instill this way of life in young people, and several schools in the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province sent delegations to see the pope during his U.S. visit. Fr. Jay Hooks, SJ, was one of two adult chaperones with a group of six young men from Dallas Jesuit College Prep. He said it was hard to imagine how their trip could have gone better,
offering credit and gratitude to St. Joseph College Prep in Philadelphia, which literally opened its doors to students from Jesuit schools throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Dallas Jesuit students met students from other schools, and could appreciate their commonalities – Ignatian vocabulary and spirituality – as well as their differences. The students did some serious bonding as they traveled and prayed together. What impressed them most, Fr. Hooks said, was the Pope’s presence: “just Francis being Francis. They were on fire to see him, and had such love and respect for him.” Witnessing the pope’s simple acts of compassion created memories that will stay with them for a lifetime. The pope made a memorable stop inside the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C., to greet, encourage and thank the Jesuit novices and other men and women preparing to heed God’s call to religious life. He also prayed in a special way with men and women religious at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Brian Strassburger, SJ, who attended several papal events, was especially touched when Pope Francis spoke directly to the vowed religious as one of them, calling on them to root their lives and their ministries in gratitude because it leads to great joy.
The faithful in El Paso, Texas, await Pope Francis’ arrival in Ciudad Juárez for a historic Mass seen on both sides of the border that separates the two cities. 8 JESUITS
“I feel very challenged by Pope Francis, but in a great way,” Strassburger said. “It feels daunting to follow Christ; you always come up short. But seeing someone living the Gospel so authentically is inspiring. It makes me think I can do it, too. The pope is at his best when he points us to Christ, by his actions, even more than his words.” Fr. Kevin Cullen, SJ, provincial assistant for formation for the Central and Southern Province, was impressed by the pope’s authentic appreciation for American spirituality. In mentioning famous Americans whose lives could serve as inspiration to us today – Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton – he chose regular, flawed people. “He spoke with a familiarity that shows he knows us,” Fr. Cullen said. “He sees our gifts and our strengths and our challenges. That understanding of our culture is encouraging. And these examples of people who were trying to live holy lives, this excites us as people who are trying to do just that.” Pope Francis is still recognizably Jesuit. He speaks with Ignatian language and images. Jesuits, including those still in formation, can see the depth of their own spirituality reflected in him, and are inspired by the way he has integrated it to the broader church. As a Jesuit, his actions live out his spirituality. Fr. William Sheahan, SJ, is making his Jesuit tertian year – the final, formal period of formation – in Jalisco, Mexico, about a three-hour drive from Morelia, where Pope Francis celebrated Mass for men and women religious in mid-February. Calling the experience “a highlight of my time here,” Fr. Sheahan added: “The Mass was very moving, especially given that Morelia´s people have suffered so many drug-gun-related kidnappings and murders. “Pope Francis urged us against the temptation of ‘resignation’ in response to such problems and to pray as Jesus taught us to overcome this temptation.”
The opportunity to be in such close proximity to Pope Francis was both thrilling and meaningful to the six young men from Dallas Jesuit College Prep. They succeeded in capturing this selfie with him.
Fr. José Ruiz Andujo, SJ, traveled to his hometown of Ciudad Juárez, the pope’s last stop in Mexico, where he concelebrated Mass with the Holy Father. In a blog he kept during the trip (www.jesuitfromjuarez.wordpress. com), Fr. Ruiz wrote that “The pope spoke some hard truths, but he did so gracefully and with great love for the people. He called all of us to ask our God for the gift of conversion, to open our hearts to the plight of migrants and immigrants.” Jesuits hope that the excitement and enthusiasm with which Pope Francis was welcomed will remain an impetus to action; whether at a parish, a school, a retreat center, or anywhere in our daily lives. Whether on issues of life, immigration or peace, the pope placed a challenge before all of us. Fr. General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, has asked members of the Society of Jesus to make sure the Pope’s message lives on. The Jesuit response can be seen now in their preaching and teaching, in their institutions and daily lives. Embracing the first Jesuit pope to pray with us, bless us and guide us, is something that will resonate for a very long time with Jesuits, and with all those who hold a special place in their hearts for the values of St. Ignatius.
WELCOMING THE STRANGER By Mary Baudouin
I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
ope Francis’ visits to the United States in September and to Mexico in February have drawn the attention of Congress, Church leaders, Catholics in the pews, and regular citizens to many concerns that he holds dear, including those that immigrants and refugees face. In his address to U.S. bishops at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 23, he praised the bishops and the U.S. Catholic Church for their care of migrants and refugees through Church agencies. “From the beginning, you have learned their languages, promoted their cause, made their contributions your own, defended their rights, helped them to prosper, and kept alive the flame of their faith,” he said. 10 JESUITS
“Perhaps you will be challenged by their diversity. But know that they also possess resources to be shared. So do not be afraid to welcome them.” Pope Francis especially urged the Church to offer immigrants “warmth of the love of Christ.” Pope Francis spent a full day in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez, where he again called the world’s attention to the plight of those fleeing their homelands in search of safety, security, opportunity and welcome. His message to welcome migrants is one that has already been taken to heart by different works in the Central and Southern Province, probably by none more than Sacred Heart Parish in El Paso, Texas.
Sacred Heart Parish, El Paso Since 1893, Sacred Heart Parish has been a cornerstone for El Paso’s Segundo Barrio. Situated just two blocks from the United States-Mexico border, the parish is immediately adjacent to the Santa Fe Bridge leading to Ciudad Juárez. With nearly 14,000 people crossing over this Rio Grande bridge daily, the parish area is a bustling, busy intersection of commerce and humanity. While the Segundo Barrio maintains a culturally rich and socially vibrant community, it also faces financial challenges. High unemployment rates and low educational and literacy rates create critical barriers to well-being. To address many of the alarming challenges in the neighborhood, Sacred Heart utilizes its old elementary school as the Centro Pastoral Social. The parish provides a wide variety of community services and ministries, which touch the lives of more than 3,900 individuals and families each year. “Although we never, ever ask, we estimate that at least half of those whom we serve through sacramental, educational and social ministries are undocumented migrants,” says Pastor Ronald Gonzales, SJ. “The beginning of our mission statement is that we strive to turn fear into hope. Many of the people who come to us are fearing for their very lives, having escaped from violence and extreme poverty in Ciudad Juárez and Central America.” In addition to pastoral and sacramental ministry, the parish offers a variety of services to migrants, including:
• Adult education programs assist more than
650 students to adapt and integrate into U.S. culture. Instructors encourage students to participate in the political, social and economic issues within the community.
• The parish food pantry last year provided
2,834 households (7,924 family members) with nutritious staples to assist them in times of distress.
• The Emergency Assistance Fund provides
rent, utilities, clothes and furniture to families in crisis. Last year, 467 individuals and families received aid.
Fr. Rafael García gives First Communion to a young girl at St. Francis Xavier Church in Kansas City.
St. Francis Xavier Parish and Rockhurst University, Kansas City When Fr. Rafael García, SJ, arrived in Kansas City two years ago, he became acquainted with a mainly Mexican immigrant community in the rural Lexington, Missouri area. For many years the Migrant Farmworker Project of Kansas City has provided supportive services to families who work in the apple orchards in the area, but Fr. García discovered that pastoral care was needed. Many families expressed their desire to have their children receive the sacraments. In response to this need, St. Francis Xavier Parish organized a 10-person “mission team,” including Rockhurst University students who wanted to work with Hispanic immigrants. The team travelled to Lexington for six consecutive Sundays, a time commitment of about five hours each day. While Fr. García worked with the parents, the Rockhurst students taught the students. In the past two years, 35 children and youth ranging in ages from two months to 22 years were prepared for and received one, two or all three Sacraments of Initiation. Each of the six Sundays was a celebration of community, with Mass in Spanish and potluck dinners, culminating in two joyful October masses at the parish to celebrate the sacraments. During the rest of the year, Fr. García, parishioners and students go out to the community once a month for a Spanish Mass on Sunday and on special feast days like Our Lady of Guadalupe. WINTER 2016
“Migrant farm workers and their families face many problems with poverty, access to food, healthcare, and other services. The Migrant Farmworker Project ministry helps ensure that their spiritual needs are being met.” ~ Megan Jeffries
Megan Jeffries, a junior at Rockhurst University, served for two years in the project and found it to be both enriching and eye-opening. “Being a part of this ministry is very special to me because I never would have expected to find a community so close to home that is so underserved and facing so many injustices. Migrant farm workers and their families face many problems with poverty, access to food, healthcare, and other services. This ministry helps to ensure that their spiritual needs are being met. The children in my classes have a huge thirst to learn more about their faith. The community accepts us, and the message of God’s love that we bring to them, with so much excitement.”
Saint Louis University Law Clinic Housed in the Saint Louis University Law School Clinic, the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM) provides direct legal representation to clients in many immigration matters. This program is a collaborative effort between Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the SLU Law School. Each semester CLAM, working in coordination with a full-time faculty member of the law clinic, offers the law students of Saint Louis University the opportunity to extern with practicing lawyers at CLAM. There they represent clients in many immigration matters, including family-based petitions, refugee and asylee relative petitions, naturalization, and visas for victims of crime and human trafficking. Students also assist with outreach and “Know Your Rights” programs throughout the St. Louis area to help educate immigrant communities about current issues that impact them. CLAM is one of the few agencies in 12 JESUITS
St. Louis that will represent undocumented clients in both the areas of immigration and family law. The clinic has been working with a number of Central Americans who migrated within the last few years, as well as with an increasing number of Afghani, Bhutanese and Cuban refugees seeking asylum or family reunification in the United States.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, San Antonio
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church was founded in 1911 to serve San Antonio’s Spanish-speaking population, many of whom fled the 1910 revolution in Mexico. Since its founding, the parish has served a primarily Mexican-American community, many of whom are now second or third generation immigrants. Recently, however, the parish galvanized to meet the needs of immigrant women and children who were being released from immigration detention centers in Karnes and Dilley, Texas. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio rallied the churches in San Antonio to help with the grave situation families were facing. “Bus tickets in hand, these detainees have been dropped at the Greyhound station with no idea how to read their tickets, how transfers work, or how to communicate their concerns to the employees at the bus station,” said Fr. Brian Christopher, SJ.
Fr. Brian Christopher helps parishioners prepare Courage Kits for journeying families.
“Some of them have tickets to leave the very day they are dropped, but others have to wait a day or more. Most are women and children left to fend for themselves on the streets of San Antonio, facing the very real threat of falling prey to robbers or human traffickers.” Working with other churches and organizations, Fr. Christopher, parish staff and volunteers began identifying places that could host released detainees for a few nights. Two parishioners who run nonprofit organizations offered an empty house normally used for volunteers. They also introduced Fr. Christopher to San Antonio District Councilwoman Shirley Gonzalez, who responded immediately, calling the hotel association to see if they would accommodate some of the families. The partners in San Antonio have created a network of resources that can be utilized as needed to respond to the needs of the men, women and children being released. Our Lady of Guadalupe has been organizing to provide support to Catholic Charities and to a newly formed Interfaith Welcome Committee. The parish hosted a volunteer registration drive to line up people willing to sit in the bus station and welcome the released detainees as they walked in; drivers who transport them to their accommodations and then back to the bus station to catch their bus; and volunteers to be present in the various shelters and parish halls to assist the detainees and help them feel comfortable. The parish also collected toiletries and other items to assemble “Courage Kits” – small care packages to provide women and children, many of whom show up at the bus terminal with nothing, with the bare necessities to hold them over until they reach their destinations.
Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University The Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI), a joint project of the Central and Southern Province and Loyola University New Orleans, takes a different approach to meeting the needs of immigrants. Instead of direct assistance, JSRI sponsors teach-ins and dialogues to help change the hearts and minds of Catholic parishioners and high school students about the realities faced by recent immigrants to the United States. The purpose of these events is threefold: 1) to listen and learn from immigrants about their real experiences; 2) to learn what the Catholic Church teaches about
Moved by this immigrant’s story at a recent Teach-In, this young man did what he could to give comfort.
migration; and 3) to discern how individuals are being called to respond to our nation’s immigration crisis. JSRI has sponsored nine of these events to date, and has recently shared the model with the Archdiocese of St. Louis who will be sponsoring a high school teach-in in late April 2016. The highlight of each dialogue or teach-in is a small group session during which immigrants tell their story: their experience in their home country, their often perilous journey across the border, their life in the United States, and their hopes and fears. This session gives participants a real-life glimpse into the life of one migrant, which helps to dispel many of the misconceptions and myths about undocumented people. A Jesuit High School New Orleans student described how the teach-in impacted him: “After the meeting, I was brought into a whole new perspective on the subject; it was no longer a group of immigrants. I could now put faces to that group.” The sessions are not just eye opening for the U.S. participants, but healing for the immigrants who tell their stories. As a 16-year-old immigrant boy explained, “I learned that it’s not bad to be an immigrant.” His mother described her feelings at the end of the evening: “My heart is feeling loved by everyone in the room.” This Year of Mercy is an ideal time for each of us to find a way to reach out to those people on the margins whom Pope Francis holds so dear. And with the many projects going on within our own province, there are ample opportunities to do so. Mary Baudouin is provincial assistant for social ministries for the USA Central and Southern Province. WINTER 2016
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They’ve been in talks with CCA since 2011. everyatind who’s Fordham University, came along. t studying to trea makeandclear our ent to atem st The lic company owns or operates jails, prisons y With the group’s consent, and before theop dialogue po is th d te ad ve ha re. We r ca to ou duals began, detention centers for local, state and federal governhe and fellow Jesuit Brian Strassburger led everyour business ted inService esMarshals erU.S. int be y ma o wh rs ments, including for the and he one in a seven-minute spiritual reflection on water, ot d an akeholders our st ent tobeginning Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The relationwith Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, ship started when Baudouin’s team asked CCA to write Laudato Si, and its warnings that water shortages will and adopt a formal human rights policy statement that cause social unrest and war. “I thought the Bunge people might think, ‘That’s cute. would govern handling of inmates and detainees. 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Engaging with the Grandeur of God By Therese Fink Meyerhoff
to be attentive to what they saw, so he incorr. JJ Mueller, SJ, has elevated photography porated visuals in his lectures. In an effort to to ministry. An amateur photographer, encourage his students to see things differently, he specializes in nature photography. There is he also used poetry. Now that he has retired a spiritual dynamic to his work. It is at once from teaching, he spends his days capturing breathtaking and peaceful, a celebration of beauty that the rest of us might miss. His God’s creation. images are a way to step back and realize the “Nature photography has the unique JJ Mueller, SJ beauty around us. ability to bring the beauty of God’s creation to He recently was honored by the Missouri Botanical the awareness of other people,” Fr. Mueller said. “People Garden for the work he has done for that St. Louis instiwalk right by the beauty of our world, but there is value tution since 2013. As an official volunteer photographer in all of God’s creation, and it’s there to marvel at if you for the garden, he has a standing assignment of capturing stop and look. “beauty shots,” but will occasionally work on a specific “When people spend time in nature and really look, request. they are rejuvenated. They can look at what God has He is known for his macro – detailed, close-up – done and see it in new ways.” photography, and his work appears on the botanical Fr. Mueller has been taking photos for many years. garden’s calendar and other publications. He takes As a teacher, he thought it was important for students 16 JESUITS
God’s Grandeur The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod. And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs — Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings. ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ
photos not only at the garden’s main location, but also at its Shaw Nature Reserve and Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in suburban St. Louis. These are beautiful places for any visitor, but for Fr. Mueller, they are opportunities to celebrate God’s creation. He recently escorted members of the Theology Club from Saint Louis University on a walk through the garden. “They wanted to see,” he said, “but they didn’t know what to do. They strolled without appreciation. I had to teach them how to look, how to really see. It’s about letting God in your life, being open to expansion and growth.” A graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in Denver, Saint Louis University and the Jesuit School of Theology 18 JESUITS
at Berkeley, Fr. Mueller taught at De Smet Jesuit High School in suburban St. Louis, Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and St. Joseph’s Scholasticate in South Africa, but his longest tenure was at Saint Louis University, where he chaired the theology department for more than a decade. He is the author of Theological Foundations: Concepts and Methods for Understanding Christian Faith. His most recent book, though, is a photography book featuring the stained glass windows of St. Francis Xavier “College” Church on the campus of Saint Louis University. The parish uses his photos on its calendar, too. He is now working on a book project that will feature the stained glass windows of 50 parishes
throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The focus will be on the Bible stories depicted in the windows, and how the presentation of those stories has changed over the years. After photographing each church’s windows, he presents the pastor with a flash drive of photos for the parish to use as it wishes. Fr. Mueller makes a point of getting out to take photos several times a week, resulting in a large body of work housed in the archives of St. Pius XII Memorial Library at Saint Louis University. “It’s a pretty spectacular collection,” said University Archivist Tim Achee, “our largest digital collection by far.” He noted that Fr. Mueller’s work has more than artistic value. It anchors the University Archives’ “born
digital” collection, that is, images created using a digital camera. In addition, Fr. Mueller and a friend add detailed metadata to each digital file, describing not just where and when the shot was taken, but why. “No one ever does this,” the archivist said. “His rationale goes much deeper than most.” He added that the close-up images from the garden create a bridge from art to science. But for Fr. Mueller, his work is about neither science nor art. It is truly a labor of love. “What I have learned is to let one’s self find its ways. The garden tells us what we are and reveals the ‘Grandeur of God.’ To engage the beauty of God is a great gift.”
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25 Years and Counting By Cheryl Wittenauer
espite hundreds of miles between them, Robert Garavaglia and Jim Broderick King have taken similar life journeys. Each graduated from a Jesuit high school, in St. Louis and Denver respectively, and in 1991 began a year of service with a new Jesuit program that helped them decide they wanted to become professional teachers. That program, Alum Service Corps, is this year marking a quarter-century of helping to form teachers and other professionals with an Ignatian sensibility. ASC was quite small when Fr. Frank Reale launched the program 25 years ago. Over time, however, it has offered dozens of Jesuit high school and university graduates the chance to commit a year of voluntary teaching service in a Jesuit middle or high school. It provides a way for those alumni to give back some of what they received in their own Jesuit education. The program started in 1991 with four volunteers including Broderick King and Garavaglia, both of whom became teachers. King, as he was known then, had graduated from Regis Jesuit High School and was assigned to work at St. Louis University High School. Garavaglia had graduated from St. Louis University High School and was
The four original Alum Service Corps volunteers at their first boot camp/retreat in 1991 include Jim Broderick King, second from left, and Rob Garavaglia, second from right.
assigned to work at Regis Jesuit High School. Each had gone to college before his year with Alum Service Corps. Since its founding, Alum Service Corps has placed 282 Jesuit alumni in six middle- and high schools in Missouri and Colorado. Initially an all-male endeavor, Alum Service Corps began welcoming women in the 2000s. The program also opened to graduates of Jesuit universities as well as Jesuit high school alumni who had completed college. This year’s group includes six women and 11 men. Back in 1991, both the program and Garavaglia’s post-high school career were a little shaky. “I went to Rolla (Missouri’s engineering school) for a semester, and soon discovered engineering wasn’t for me,” he said. “I went to SLU (Saint Louis University) and studied finance while selling life insurance. I knew that wasn’t going to work. I never sold anything.” Garavaglia joined Alum Service Corps at the invitation of Reale, whom he’d known from high school. He was assigned to work at Regis Jesuit High in Denver, but discovered that the new ASC program didn’t know how to use him. “I didn’t have a whole lot to do until the second semester,” he said. “Now, ASC people are much more invested in school. It evolved.” He had loved the formation part of the program and being in community with the Jesuits. Things got better. Garavaglia, now 47, said the program was formative, and “my vocation was clarified.” He pursued a master’s degree in religious education at Fordham University, and taught in Butte, Mont., at Regis Jesuit and at Vincent Gray Academy in East St. Louis, Ill., before settling into a 20-year career teaching theology at St. Louis University High School. He recently applied for a sabbatical to help him discern his next steps, possibly as spiritual director to teachers.
Broderick King also has parlayed his career in the classroom to the spiritual. Broderick King, who has worked at Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado since 1995, has taught Latin, ancient Greek and English and served as assistant principal there. For the last eight years, however, he has worked primarily as the school’s Ignatian identity coordinator, helping to instill the Ignatian ethos in faculty, parents, school trustees and alumni. At 46, he still keeps one foot in the classroom, lest he lose “contact with the fundamental reason we’re here,” he said. “Why do we need adults formed in Ignatian spirituality if not to expose it to the kids?” He also does spiritual direction both within the school and in the wider community. He remembers that first year of Alum Service Corps as a Jesuit experiment of throwing “stuff up on the wall to see what would stick.” The program, he said, was not a recruiting tool for the Jesuits, or a way to pressure participants to become teachers. “It was about building relationships with the school and the Jesuits, and see where our lives went,” he said. He had applied to Alum Service Corps after graduating in 1991 from Colorado College, a small, rigorous liberal arts college in Colorado Springs where he majored in classics with a focus on ancient Greek. ASC was an opportunity to jump into the classroom while feeling good about giving a year of service. He said the year clarified that he wanted to be a teacher. He went on to earn a master’s degree in classics, and taught Latin and English at a Jesuit high school in Sacramento, Calif., for a year before the job opened up at Regis Jesuit, where he’s been since 1995. Of the four initial Alum Service Corps volunteers, Broderick King was the only non-Catholic. “I was a non-denominational nothing,” he said. “They rolled the dice with me not being Catholic.” He did the Spiritual Exercises during his volunteer year, culminating what had been a slow conversion to Catholicism. He was baptized and confirmed a Catholic as he wound up his volunteer year in May 1992. Reale, the Alum Service Corps’ founding coordinator, said the High School Leadership Group founded the program, and tapped him to organize it. The founders agreed the program would be open to graduates of any Jesuit high school, including women, eventually, and that they would not be assigned to the school from which they graduated. The volunteers would
live in community and grow in their faith and Ignatian spirituality through a relationship with the local Jesuit community. The schools provided housing, a modest stipend and a shared car in exchange for assistance in the classroom, campus ministry or athletics. Reale said the founders knew that alumni were looking for ways to give back to their school after college, and welcomed their enthusiastic energy. The program gave volunteers a chance to test their chops as Ignatian educators. Many former volunteers are on the faculty of Jesuit high schools. Today, Alum Service Corps faces more competition Schools today see for good candidates because of an themselves filled with increasing number of graduate teaching current and former programs with perks, and candidates want ASC teachers and more certainty about job assignments, mentors, having current Director been schooled in Peter Musso said. The program also and trained through is wrestling with the challenges and a lens that is opportunities of a province that is Jesuit and Ignatian. much larger today than 25 years ago. For instance, Jesuit high schools in Dallas, Houston and New Orleans have their own programs similar to Alum Service Corps. “Will we continue to serve six schools or will our ASC look different?” Musso asked. “Thankfully, ASC remains strong, with vibrant Jesuit school graduates eager to give back in return for the gifts they have received. In return, schools today see themselves filled with current and former ASC teachers and mentors, having been schooled in and trained through a lens that is Jesuit and Ignatian.” Besides Reale and Musso, the program’s leaders have included Fr. Christopher Pinné; Mike Callahan; Sean Agniel; Fr. Drew Kirschman; and Fr. Vincent Giacabazi, himself an ASC alum.
Photo: Thomas Rochford SJ
My Part in Godâ€™s Project By Mark Neilsen
ike many people on the verge of retirement, I wondered what I would do with my time once I stopped working. I considered helping out at an organization whose values I considered important â€“ perhaps a library, museum or school. In the end, I chose to join the Ignatian Volunteer Corps because it offered some space to investigate what God might have in store for me at this new stage of life. I have found it to be a gracefilled integration of spirituality and service. 22 JESUITS
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) is designed for older adults who can make a 10-month volunteer commitment of about two days a week to one of a wide variety of local organizations serving low-income people. To reflect on that service in the light of the gospel, IVC-ers gather once a month for prayer and discussion. They also meet monthly with a spiritual reflector and end the year with a three-day retreat.
Most of us come to IVC with a wealth of experience as lawyers, doctors, teachers or business professionals. Sometimes that experience is actually used in our volunteering, for example a retired lawyer providing valuable legal counsel to a poor person. More often, past careers have little to do with our service projects, so it is not unusual to have a medical doctor or entrepreneur helping second-graders learn to read. Like many new volunteers, I suspect, I began my service hoping to see some positive results of my efforts, but one soon learns how complicated are the problems of poverty. In the face of challenges such as illegal status, addiction, criminal backgrounds, family dysfunction, often in combination, there are no easy fixes. Similarly, we come to volunteering imagining that we will be appreciated for our work, and while we often are, it is not unusual for poor clients to resent the fact that they must depend on us to get what they need. We serve a varied clientele, ranging from the gracious and charming to the stubborn and frankly repellent, the appreciative to the sullen, and everything in between. St. Ignatius imagined that the Trinity saw humanity in such variety at the moment of the Incarnation. When I am tempted to lose patience with a difficult client, I try to remember that I have options that she never will. For example, I work in a food pantry with fixed and somewhat arbitrary limits on what is available and how much each client can choose. But when I go to the grocery store, I can choose from a vast array of products and get as much as I want whenever I want it. Recognizing my own privilege keeps me from judging too quickly and, I hope, fosters a desire to be more generous. As we encounter “the poor” in all their variety and diversity, we can, even fleetingly, glimpse one another as persons rather than socio-economic categories, finding relationships across lines of race, gender and culture. Volunteers also provide needed support to the staff of the agencies where they serve. Not-for-profit programs typically are under constant stress searching for funding and trying to retain the frequently underpaid staff. Dedicated to serving the human fallout of social dysfunction, agency staff are usually gracious and grateful for any help they can get. The agencies themselves may be relatively inefficient by the standards of the for-profit world, and that can be frustrating. Productivity, efficiency and the bottom line – as important as they are – do not form the bedrock of volunteer service. But in the place of quick results and
smooth accomplishments, the personal relationships I have been able to form with clients as well as staff are for me at the core of IVC service. In the end, we work as part of God’s project, not our own. By grace, we discover the limits of not only our personal power, but also our charitable impulses. We learn that God accepts our efforts and intentions and then works to transform us in the process.
Praying as a community and sharing our experiences and insights, we support and strengthen one another in our common work. None of us is alone in serving God in others. IVC is a collaborative effort not only with the agencies where we are placed, but among the IVC volunteers themselves. Praying as a community and sharing our experiences and insights, we support and strengthen one another in our common work. None of us is alone in serving God in others. Sometimes all you can do is be with people in their difficulties without solving or removing them. But being there allows one to share their joy as well. Recently, the daughter of one of our Somali immigrant families excitedly told me of being interviewed by a TV news station about a charitable project she was involved in at her high school. She concluded by saying, “I’m so happy.” In that moment, I was happy too.
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps is a program of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, with an office in St. Louis. For more information, please contact: Vicki Simon, Director, IVC – St. Louis at firstname.lastname@example.org WINTER 2016
Dan Lahart: Administrator on a Mission
r. Dan Lahart, SJ, does his job, and he does it very, very well. So says NJ Santarcangelo, who has worked closely with him for many years at Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, most recently as director of development. “A boss is someone who directs; a leader inspires,” he said. “Fr. Lahart is a leader.” Specifically, Fr. Lahart has led Strake Jesuit as president during a time of unprecedented growth. While he will leave Strake Jesuit at the end of the school year to become president of Regis High School in New York City, his impact will benefit Strake Jesuit students far into the future. A graduate of Georgetown and a member of the Maryland Province, Fr. Lahart holds an MBA from Stanford and served as chief financial officer at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., before arriving at Strake Jesuit in 2001. In his 15th year at Strake, he is the second longest-serving current president of any U.S. Jesuit high school. His combination of formal training, commitment to mission, and ability to create relationships has been a successful formula for Strake Jesuit. As Sean Agniel, provincial assistant for secondary education noted, “He builds community and keeps Ignatian spirituality at the heart of what Strake Jesuit is all about.” According to Murray E. Brasseux, Strake Jesuit’s current board chair, Fr. Lahart has demonstrated an ability to conceive of sound, occasionally ambitious ideas, convince those around him of the merits of those ideas and then raise the sometimes-enormous sums required for implementation. During his tenure, Fr. Lahart has significantly upgraded the physical campus with new classroom buildings – most notably a state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building – a chapel and sports facilities. He also championed the idea of a Retreat and Leadership
Center, putting brick and mortar behind his mission focus. “One of the things I like about being in leadership is that I can instill institutional changes that support our priorities,” Fr. Lahart said. “Our spirituality and retreat program is a priority for us at Strake Jesuit, and the Retreat and Leadership Center reflects that.” The center is on a large tract of land about two hours north of Houston. In addition to its open space, rolling hills and a lake, the center has a chapel, dining hall, reading room, eight cabins, a bunkhouse, a conference center, a sports pavilion and playing fields. Fr. Lahart promoted the idea for the center, raised the necessary funds and oversaw construction. “Fr. Lahart has literally transformed Strake Jesuit in the 15 years he has been with us,” Mr. Brasseux said. “In addition to the physical improvements, he has grown our endowment from approximately $4 million when he arrived to approximately $30 million today. Most importantly, he has done all of this while never losing sight of the need to educate students with respect to Ignatian spirituality that is so important to Jesuit schools in this country and around the world.” While appreciating Fr. Lahart’s vision and fundraising acumen, Mr. Santarcangelo recalls Fr. Lahart’s response to students in need as his shining moment. When Hurricane Katrina forced the closure of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Fr. Lahart decreed that Strake Jesuit would accept any and all the students from Jesuit High School who wanted to come. The school wound up with 440 additional students for that semester, requiring Strake Jesuit to offer a second “shift” of evening classes. “It was Father’s greatest accomplishment,” Mr. Santarcangelo said. “He showed real leadership and made sure we practiced what we preached. We were men and women for others.”
Juan Carlos Rivera Castro: From Art to Philosophy
rowing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan Carlos Rivera Castro could not have imagined the life he now looks forward to as a Jesuit priest. He knew nothing about the Society of Jesus and admits that living on an island limited his worldview. But in his senior year of high school, he began thinking he might have a vocation to religious life. “I contacted some vocation promoters and the Jesuits were the only ones who responded,” he said. The Jesuits not only sent him information, they followed up on his inquiry. He put the material aside and went to college thinking, and kind of hoping, that the attraction to religious life would go away. Still, he liked what he had read, and thought, “If I ever make this choice …” By the end of freshman year at an arts college in Puerto Rico, he felt an even stronger draw to a priestly vocation. He emailed the Jesuits in Antilles and the following year, in 2004, entered the Society in the Dominican Republic. In December 2014, the region of Puerto Rico became a part of the USA Central and Southern Province, a move Rivera is happy about. Being part of a bigger province has given the Jesuits from Puerto Rico hope, Rivera says, opening up a broader view of the world with more options. “As Jesuits, our view should be beyond what is familiar.” Now 31, Rivera expects to be ordained in June. This month, he will get his parish assignment. This stage of his formation seems to be happening quickly even though the steps leading to this moment were years in the making. After novitiate and first vows, he studied philosophy at the Pontifical University in Salamanca, Spain from 2006 to 2010. For the next two years,
he taught at Colegio San Ignacio, the Jesuits’ high school for boys in San Juan. He taught a variety of classes in the theology department: moral theology and church history the first year, the Bible and philosophy in his second year. Then he headed to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry for four years of theology studies and the challenges and rewards of living with Jesuits from around the world. “I had never lived with that many people,” he said. “I consider myself an introvert. I thought, ‘How do I start? Where do I begin?’ “Networking with this many Jesuits from all over the world helped me see the internationality of the Jesuits and what we’re doing around the world. “It’s been very enriching, wonderful. I am grateful.” He will finish his studies at Boston College with both a master’s in divinity and a master’s in philosophy. In his youth, Rivera was interested in painting, drawing and sculpture, as well as history, literature and the humanities. His formation studies have allowed him to explore those subjects, as well as theology and philosophy. He has come to realize that he is drawn to the arts and humanities in an academic way. “I don’t feel called to be an artist, but I want to understand it,” he said. Now, Rivera feels called to teaching and sees it as one way to express his natural creativity. “I love philosophy,” he said, adding that he hopes to pursue doctoral studies in philosophy. “Sharing that love through my teaching is important to me. Teaching is my passion.” Juan Carlos Rivera Castro is one of five men in our province who will be ordained Saturday, June 11, 2016. Please pray for these men and their priestly ministries.
Fr. John J. (Jack) Heaney
Jack Heaney died Jan. 8, 2016, in Grand Coteau, La., after 75 years as a Jesuit. He was 92 years old and a priest for 63 years. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1940 and was ordained in 1952 in Kurseong, India. He spent more than 20 years in Sri Lanka, first as a teacher at St. Joseph’s College in Trincomalee, then as the first director of novices for the new novitiate. He also worked with the seminarians of the diocese. When he returned to the former New Orleans Province, Fr. Heaney worked for two years at Corpus Christi Minor Seminary in Corpus Christi, Texas, then moved to Dallas. From then on, he spent more than 33 years in ministry in Dallas and the surrounding area. He served as teacher and the rector at Jesuit College Preparatory, pastor and superior at St. Rita’s Parish and retreat director and superior at Montserrat Retreat House in Lake Dallas. He also served in his home parish of Immaculate Conception in Albuquerque. He was known for his genial and kindly manner and was well liked. At the time of his Golden Jubilee as a Jesuit, the superior general commended him for being a “priest for priests.”
Fr. Marvin C. Kitten
Marvin Kitten died Jan. 12, 2016, in Opelousas, La., after 62 years as a Jesuit. The Texas native was 84, and a priest for 51 years. He served for 12 years at Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas, first as a teacher of theology, then as counselor. He then moved to Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston as a counselor. In both high schools, he was tremendously effective in his work with the students. 26 JESUITS
In 1986, he was missioned to campus ministry at Texas A & M, where he stayed until 1991. He then served as vocations director for the New Orleans Province for 16 years. In 2008, he became part of the campus ministry team at Spring Hill College in Mobile, where he remained until last fall. Fr. Kitten was a dynamic man, always concerned for the other. He saw his role as vocations director not as a recruiter but helping men discern their future.
Fr. John H. Edwards
John Edwards died Feb. 1, 2016, in Dallas. He was 91 years old, a Jesuit for 74 years and a priest for 61 years. Born in Dallas, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1941 in Grand Coteau, La. and was ordained in 1954 at Spring Hill College in Mobile. He taught Ecclesiology for two years before serving at the New Orleans Province novitiate in Grand Coteau. In 1965, he was named provincial of the New Orleans Province by Fr. General Pedro Arrupe. When his term as provincial ended in 1971, he served as rector-president of Jesuit High in Tampa, as associate pastor at St. Rita’s Parish in Dallas, as pastor at the Gesù Parish in Miami and at Sacred Heart Parish in El Paso. In 1990, he helped to found Emmaus Residence in Palm Beach, Fla. to meet the needs of patients with HIV. His final active ministry was as associate pastor of Immaculate Conception in New Orleans. Throughout his life, he emphasized the necessity of a personal relationship with Christ. He never forgot that he was a man on a mission.
the written word What Would Pope Francis Do? by Sean Salai, SJ
In March 2013, the world was stunned when the little-known Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope. At Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., the students were also shocked – and jubilant – that a Jesuit was now the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. After all, their religion teacher, a young Jesuit scholastic named Sean Salai, had told them it was highly unlikely that the papal conclave would choose the Jesuit Cardinal as pope. Pope Francis has been doing the unexpected ever since, and Sean Salai, SJ, has been listening closely. In his new book, What Would Pope Francis Do?, Salai uses six themes from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, to explore how each of us is called to live a life of faith and encounter. For readers seeking a lived introduction to the heart of Pope Francis and Ignatian spirituality, in both this Year of Mercy and beyond, the 144 pages of What Would Pope Francis Do? are filled with stories of saints and ordinary people who have followed the call of Jesus, and Pope Francis, to go to the peripheries with the joy of the Gospel. Ultimately the book asks each of us what have we done for Christ, what are we doing for Christ, and what will we do for Christ? Published by Our Sunday Visitor, What Would Pope Francis Do? is available through the Sunday Visitor web site or in both paperback or e-book form on Amazon.com. It also can be found at Barnes & Noble.
A Jesuit from Juarez
With the Pope’s Mexico visit bringing him so close to the southern part of our province, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have a Jesuit on hand to report for us. Fr. José Ruiz Andujo, a native of Ciudad Juárez, spent the week in his hometown and shared his experiences on social media and in a blog, “A Jesuit from Juárez.” Fr. Ruiz provided an insider’s perspective with reports on the reception the pope received and what his visit meant to the local people and the city. You can find Fr. Ruiz’s blog at
Southern Jesuit Biographies: Pastors and Preachers, Builders and Teachers of the New Orleans Province
by Fr. Jerome Neyrey, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Clancy, SJ
Just as genealogy is more than simply drawing a family tree, studying the history of early Jesuits creates better understanding of the heritage of the Society of Jesus. Therein lies the value of Southern Jesuit Biographies: Pastors and Preachers, Builders and Teachers of the New Orleans Province, a new book by Fr. Jerome Neyrey, SJ and the late Fr. Thomas Clancy SJ. This 256-page anthology contains brief biographies of some 220 Jesuit priests who lived and worked in the New Orleans Mission and Province from 1700 to the merging with the Missouri Province in 2014. Among them are such iconic figures as Fr. Aloysius Berchmans Goodspeed, SJ, “the Father of WWL-TV”; missionary and painter Fr. Nicolas Point, SJ; and master fundraiser and builder Fr. Harry Crane, SJ. You also will find exemplary teachers, evangelists, doctors, writers, linguists and maybe even a few saints and rascals. Published by Acadian House Publishing of Lafayette, La. Southern Jesuit Biographies can be purchased online at www.acadianhouse.com or by mail order from Acadian House Publishing, P.O. Box 52247, Lafayette, LA 70505, (800) 850-8851. It retails for $40.00 plus $4 for shipping. WINTER 2016
donors Companions Honor Roll
We are grateful to all who support the Society of Jesus through their gifts of prayer, time and resources. The following donors have joined the Companions of St. Ignatius, St. Francis Xavier, St. Peter Faber and St. Aloysius Gonzaga through their contributions in 2015. The entire list of all donors for this period can be viewed on the province website: jesuitscentralsouthern.org/supportus Companions of St. Ignatius Loyola ($5,000 or more) Estate of Jacqueline P. Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Brackley Mrs. Mary E. Brinson Estate of Vivian B. Cazayoux Mr. Richard L. Conlon Mr. W. Joseph Connolly Mrs. Eleanor P. Cummings Mr. Kevin Filter Mr. and Mrs. William C. Gautreaux Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Giffords Estate of Elizabeth G. Hall Estate of Mary W. Hanley Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Hibbeler Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hummert Estate of Anna Hutton Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. LaBarge Estate of Alexander A. Lell Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Luchi Mrs. Frances L. McCaul Mr. and Mrs. Terrance J. Mehan Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Morton, Jr Mrs. Marietta Munkers Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Murphy, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Gordon F. Neary Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Norton Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Panetta, II Estate of Mildred C. Peiffer Mr. Robert A. Planthold Mr. Louis G. Raymond Dr. Francis X. Riedo Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Ross Dr. and Mrs. Julio P. Ruiz Estate of Joan M. Rustenbeck Estate of Franzi J. Schmid Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Slattery Mr. Quang-Hai M. Tran Ms. My-Huyen Tran Hoang Vu Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Valenta Mr. and Mrs. John C. Vatterott, Sr Mrs. Kathleen A. Wirtz Estate of Bernice A. Wrablik Anonymous (4) Carl and Theresa Hill Foundation Col. Andy Mungenast Charitable Trust Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc Good Shepherd Church Joan and John Vatterott Family Foundation Mildred B Bancroft Trust Modern Litho Orange County Community Foundation Our Lady of Guadalupe Trust Regis Jesuit High School Shaughnessy Family Foundation Strake Foundation The Frank B. Stewart, Jr Foundation Companions of St. Francis Xavier ($1,000 to $4,999) Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Erick L. Aertker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Auffenberg Estate of Andrew and Mathilda Bahlinger
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Baker, III Mr. William M. Barbieri Mr. and Mrs. John C. Barnett Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Barreca, Sr Mr. Robert W. Baugh Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bell Mr. Thomas R. Blum Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Borst Mrs. Carol L. Brady Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Bruno Mr. Trent Chambers Dr. Jesus L. Climaco Mrs. Dora C. Cuddihee Mr. and Mrs. W. Kemp K. Culbreth Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Daly Ms. Kristin M. DeVoe-Talluto Dr. and Mrs. Leopoldo J. Diaz Mr. and Mrs. Thom M. Digman Mr. Kerry M. Dooley Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. Dressel Mrs. Adrian G. Duplantier Dr. and Mrs. James E. Ebel Dr. and Mrs. Randall C. Edgell Mr. Donald H. Feirtag Mr. James R. Fienup Mr. Paul M. Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Steven N. Frank Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garcia Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. Gauthier Mr. and Mrs. Wesley R. Gibson Ms. Jane M. Gisevius Mr. and Mrs. Arnold A. Griffin Mr. Lorren D. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Guignon Rev. William C. Hanley Mr. and Mrs. John O. Hebert, Jr Ms. M. Janice Hogan-Schiltgen Dr. and Mrs. Francis J. Horaist Mr. and Mrs. Kent O. Hornberger Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hynek Mr. and Mrs. Roberto J. Iglesias Mrs. Mary A. Jolley Mr. Hubert John Jones Senator Timothy Kaine and Ms. Anne Holton Dr. Robert R. Kanard Dr. and Mrs. Francis B. Kapper Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Kiblinger Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Koch Mr. and Mrs. Eric P. Koetting Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Kutz Ms. Judith A. Lauer Ms. Hien T. Le Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan S. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. LeGrand Mr. and Mrs. Glen L. Linvill Mrs. Narcille C. Lorio Dr. Ray J. Lousteau Mr. and Mrs. John S. Madigan Mrs. Elizabeth H. Mast Mrs. Eileen Maynard Ms. Ellen D. McCarthy Mr. Robert McCarthy Dr. and Mrs. Patrick P. McDermott Dr. and Mrs. George Mead Estate of Louis Medgyesi-Mitschang Ms. Barbara J. Middleton
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Miller, Jr Mr. Leo V. Mitchell Dr. Jeanne P. Moon Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Morris, Jr Mr. Wiley L. Mossy, Jr Mr. Hugh R. Muller Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Mundhenke Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Murphy, Jr Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Murray, Jr Dr. Vincent A. Muscarella Mrs. Jane M. Musick Mrs. Anita C. Neiner Mr. Michael E. Nolan Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Nugent Ms. Elizabeth D. Oakes Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. Olson, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Phillips, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Allan M. Pinne Mr. Robert R. Planthold Dr. and Mrs. Sergio G. Preciado Mr. Francis G. Rajendram Mr. and Mrs. George E. Reid Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Reidy Dr. and Mrs. Leon E. Ring Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rizzo, Jr Mr. and Mrs. E. James Robertson Estate of Helen & Marie Rotterman Mrs. Marie Ruckstuhl Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ruppert Mr. Martin J. Ryan Dr. and Mrs. Lucio Sanchez Deacon and Mrs. William J. Schuster Mr. and Mrs. Andrew F. Shannon, Jr Mr. and Mrs. George G. Shaw Ms. Kathleen A. Simar Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Smith Mr. Joseph E. Snyder Ms. Marianne D. Sondak Rev. Joseph H. Stemmann Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Stevens Mr. John T. Straub Estate of Dorothy M. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Newel C. Thomas Mr. Robert M. Tynan Mr. and Mrs. Milton L. Vavasseur Mr. and Mrs. John Vicini Dr. and Mrs. Paul M. Walker Capt. and Mrs. Leonard R. Wass Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Weingartner Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Whitehead Mrs. Rosemary H. Wiltsch Michael Woods and Joan Pepin Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Zlatic All Saints Parish Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc Community Foundation of the Ozarks Conrad Family Foundation Immaculate Conception Church, Albuquerque Lauricella Land Company Foundation Loyola University New Orleans Manresa House of Retreats Nagel Foundation Paloucek Family Fund Shrine of The Sacred Heart St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church Stemmans, Inc The Altman Family Foundation Trust Transport, Inc Companions of St. Peter Faber ($500 to $999) Anonymous (2) Mr. John D. Abeln Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Adrian Mr. and Mrs. Alexander H. Agnew Mr. and Mrs. William. R. Arias Mr. and Mrs. James Badum Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Barbas Mr. and Mrs. Emil J. Bednar Mr. J. Timothy and Dr. Nancy Blattner
Dr. Robert P. Blereau Drs. John and Patricia Bomalaski Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Boryla Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Braddock Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Buddendorff, III Estate of James M. Carew Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. Carlin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Castellano Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Charbonnet Mr. Salvadore J. Christiana Ms. Ellen M. Cooney Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Corrigan Mr. and Mrs. Armando Corripio Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Daniels Dr. and Mrs. James H. Deeken Mrs. Gail I. Delaney Mr. and Mrs. Michael DeRouen Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Desantis Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Didier Mr. and Mrs. David Doering Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doherty Mrs. Dorothy J. Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dooley, Jr Don (†) and Charlene Dorsey Mrs. Joan J. Doyle Mr. Oliver A. Dulle, Jr Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ebeling Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Ehrler Mr. and Mrs. John P. Elberti Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Espenan Mr. and Mrs. George F. Fague Mrs. Nancy S. Fontenot Mr. Dennis J. Fox Dr. and Mrs. John F. Fraiche Mrs. Mary Ann Freise Ms. Elizabeth A. Fuchs Mrs. Lucille F. Fuegner Estate of Jane Fulton Mr. John P. Gaughan, Jr Mr. Richard J. Glaser Mrs. Mary L. Goeke Mr. Louis F. Goss Mr. and Mrs. Christopher G. Griesedieck Mr. James R. Guthrie Estate of Mary E. Holdridge Deacon and Mrs. Robert W. Holladay Mrs. Suzanne M. Holt-Savage Mr. and Mrs. H. Richard Houston Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Hull Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hummel Tanya Ibieta & Paul Ory Mrs. Joann M. Irvine Mr. and Mrs. John M. Keiser, Jr Ms. Mary A. Kellogg Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Kirschman Mr. and Mrs. John M. Krings Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Krist Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Laird Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Laughlin Mr. Ronald J. Legnion Mr. Todd A. Linvill Mr. Brendan M. Love Mrs. Marian F. Love Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Lynch Mr. Timothy J. Macke Mr. Michael M. Manning Mr. Gerald O. Martin Mrs. Nancy McGinnis Mr. Robert McKnight Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Mele Mr. and Mrs. Jack Merkel Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Merrill Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mesker Ms. Julie A. Metzler Mr. and Mrs. Martin O. Miller, II Dr. and Mrs. Francis Miranda Dr. and Mrs. Frank C. Morrone Mr. and Mrs. John L. Moseley, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. Munin Mr. and Mrs. Victor J. Muse Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nary Mr. Ralph C. Neeb, Jr Dr. and Ms. Stephen D. Nightingale Mr. and Mrs. William M. Noonan Col. Charles H. Ockrassa
Miss Teresa Rose O’Toole Prof. & Mrs. John R. & Maria Page Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Parent Mrs. Vicki C. Patterson Mrs. Marie Louise Peters Mr. and Mrs. Gary B. Pohrer Mr. and Mrs. David Poole Mrs. Juliana Z. Porter Dr. Michael J. Prejean, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Rataj Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Rattini Mr. and Mrs. Chris R. Redford Ms. Margaret P. Reed Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Reedy Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Reichle Mrs. Julianne M. Reichmeier Mr. Raymond Reid Mrs. Carol J. Reinhardt Dr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Roux, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Salcido, Jr Dr. and Mrs. John C. Scharfenberg Mr. and Mrs. James C. Schoenfelder Mr. and Mrs. Steve M. Schwarzbek Mrs. Maureen M. Seabury Ms. Ellen C. Sessions Mrs. Bernice H. Shepherd Ms. Mae Olivastro-Skubiz Mr. and Mrs. G. Gregory Stephen Dr. and Mrs. John A. Stith Mr. Thomas J. Stochl Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Kevin T. Thorpe Mr. and Mrs. William E. Underhill Mrs. Alice C. Vehige Ms. Dorothy J. Viehman Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Villalva Ms. Martha E. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Walton Mr. T. Michael Ward Mr. Michael O. Warner Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Woods Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wunderlich Mr. Clarence A. Zacher, Jr Mr. G. Daniel Zally Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Zuercher G G Shaw, Inc Knights of Columbus Council 16052 Saint Dominic Savio Parish Saint Jude Catholic Church Sons of Dominic Savio The Stevens Group, Inc Vincent P. Ring, Sr Charitable Foundation Companions of St. Aloysius Gonzaga ($100 to $499) Anonymous (4) Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Abbene Mrs. Patricia Weber-Abel Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Abel Mrs. Bess M. Abernathy Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Ackels Mrs. Betty A. Adams Mr. and Mrs. James S. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Milton S. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. Adolph Mrs. Irene A. Adolph Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Aerie Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Albers Ms. Nancy Alchediak Ms. Patricia Alchediak Mr. Paul V. Alex Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Amos, Jr Mrs. Joan M. Anderson Mr. Ronald E. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. William G. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. David R. Andrews Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Andrus Mr. and Mrs. Kim Andrus Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Anthony Ms. Pamfila Apolonio Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Arceneaux Dr. Segundo Ardavin Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Armstrong, Jr
Mrs. Rosalie Arruabarrena Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ash Dr. and Mrs. William D. Atchison Mrs. Mary C. Atkinson Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Austin Dr. and Mrs. Howard J. Aylward, Jr Mr. Robert G. Bachmann Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Backes Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bahr Ms. Marjorie P. Baish Mr. George A. Bannantine Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Banning Mrs. Catherine Banos Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Bantle, Sr Mr. Terrance P. Barber Mr. and Mrs. John G. Barkey Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Barnett Mr. Juan M. Barona Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Baumer Dr. and Mrs. Nicolas G. Bazan Mr. Peter Bazil Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Becker Mr. and Mrs. Mark M. Befort Miss Jeannette R. Bell Dr. and Mrs. John D. Bell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Bell Ms. Teresa Gallagher-Bell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Bendet Mr. and Mrs. Michael Benya Dr. Paul Benya Mrs. Adrienne E. Berger Mr. John L. Berni Dr. and Mrs. Manuel Berriozabal Dr. and Mrs. Peter C. Bishop Dr. & Mrs. John D. Blanton Mr. Russ Bley Mr. James W. Boettcher Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Bolin Mr. William J. Bollwerk Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Bommarito Ms. Ellen E. Bonacorsi Dr. and Ms. John J. Bonacorsi Mr. Ronald Bonesteel Mr. Henri E. Bonvin Mr. and Mrs. Raynald Bordelon Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Bordelon Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Borges Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Borrow, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Bradshaw Ms. Leslie A. Brady Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Brase Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Brauninger Mr. Martin Breeden Mr. John J. Bres Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Brescia Mrs. Hilda Brewer Mr. Joseph F. Brinley Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Brisco Dr. John C. Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Brosnahan Mr. Thomas M. Brow Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Browne Miss Mary A. Bruemmer Mrs. Oma R. Buchholz Mrs. Judith Buckley Mr. and Mrs. James J. Buddendorff, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Buford, Jr Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bullock Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Buras Mr. Joseph A. Burke Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Burns Mr. and Mrs. John F. Burtelow Mr. Cletus E. Byrne, Jr Mr. and Mrs. James G. Caire Mr. Thomas Callahan Ms. Gloria B. Callais Mr. and Mrs. Vincent S. Campo Mrs. Virginia J. Cannon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Canny Mr. Ramon M. Cantu, III Mrs. Rebecca Day Carl Mr. and Mrs. William P. Carleton, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Carlisle Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Carpio, Jr
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Carr Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Casey Mr. John J. Casey Mr. Robert R. Casey Dr. and Mrs. Terence T. Casey Mr. Ramon Casillas Dr. Marco A. Castaneda Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Castille Rev. Robert F. Caul Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. Cavaretta Dr. and Mrs. Robert V. Cazayoux, Sr Mrs. Elvira Cerreta Rev. James F. Chamberlain Mr. and Mrs. James J. Chamberlain Mr. John D. Charbonnet Ms. Kathleen K. Charvet Mr. Charles E. Chewning Mrs. Nancy A. Ching Mrs. Alice B. Christian Mrs. Jo H. Church Mrs. Maureen E. Clancy-May Mrs. Dolores J. Clark Ms. Gail C. Clerc Mr. and Mrs. James G. Coldwell Miss Virginia L. Coleman Mr. Robert Concha Mr. and Mrs. William H. Condon Ms. Jo Ann Condry Mrs. Linda V. Coney Mr. B. Patrick Conley Drs. Charles L. & Rosemary Conlon Dr. and Mrs. Edward S. Connolly Mr. and Mrs. Francis G. Connor, Jr Ms. Patricia Cook Dr. and Mrs. Pierce S. Corden Mr. and Mrs. Steven O. Cordier Ms. Tammy M. Cornett Dr. Thomas R. Cotton Dr. and Mrs. Stan P. Cowley, Jr Mr. Louis E. and Rev. Celeste O. Cox Mr. Thomas J. Creley Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Cronin Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Crutcher, III Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cudahy Mr. and Mrs. John M. Cullen Mr. John M. Currier Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Daaleman Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Dahm, Jr Mr. Francis Roy Daigle, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dallavalle Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Dallavis Mr. Joseph P. Danecki Mr. Fred W. Daniels Mr. and Mrs. David O. Danis, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Daulong Mr. James M. Davis Dr. and Mrs. Walter F. Davisson, Jr Mr. Michael Day Mr. and Mrs. James M. De Francia Rev. Edward J. Degeyter Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Delatte Ms. Rosario DeLeon Ms. K. Ann Dempsey Mr. Gary B. Denue Mr. and Mrs. Quin Denvir Mr. Wayne L. DeRouen Mrs. Arleen M. Deters Mr. Chris Diaz Ramon and Jennifer Diaz-Arrastia Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dietz Mrs. Marianne Dittert Mr. Neil F. Doherty Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Dominy Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Donovan Ms. Peg Dove Ms. Jane A. Downey Dr. Matthew J. Drake Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Drozda Dr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Dubuque, Jr Mr. and Mrs. James H. Dumesnil Mr. and Mrs. John K. Dunlap Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Dunne Mrs. Elizabeth L. Dyer Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dziedzic Mr. Sherif A. Ebrahim
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