JESUITS Central and Southern S u m m e r 2 017
Living Laudato Si’ • Spiritual Formation in Jesuit Schools
message from the provincial
Dear friends in the Lord, This summer edition of Jesuits magazine comes to you at a time when, for many, the hectic pace of the daily routine eases somewhat. We have time to sit back a bit and ponder important things in our lives without being rushed. As I consider the prospect of a more leisurely pace, I think again of how much of daily life speeds by. So much of the richness of the world that surrounds us and the people God places in our path can elude me and, perhaps, elude many of us. For the Lord whom we serve, however, life was never rushed. The Gospels speak eloquently of how Jesus attended to all who crossed his path, even noticing Zacchaeus perched in a tree. He could see the lilies of the field and find one more reason for gratitude and awe. That attentiveness made him fully responsive to the call of the Father. This edition of Jesuits highlights that very Ignatian call to pause and savor God’s presence and action in the world, to encounter the presence of the Risen Lord through people and creation. Vicki Simon uses her own extensive experience in pastoral work to deepen our understanding of what it means for someone to be the “other.” Dr. Bob Thomas from Loyola University New Orleans invites us to ponder the great gift of creation in the light of Pope Francis’ call to the Church in Laudato sí. You will encounter two men who exemplify the Jesuit call to meet Christ in all aspects of their lives. Father Jack Zupez reaches out to the least of our brothers and sisters through his service to prisoners. David Kiblinger has opened himself to a new culture while serving students at the Colegio San Ignacio in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I hope and pray that you have the time to read, savor and be nourished by this issue of the magazine. You share in our ministries in so many ways by your prayers, collaboration and support. You make it possible for us to encounter the Lord in so many places and to help others do so as well. May God bless your summer with rest, peace and wonder. Sincerely yours in the Lord,
Queridos amigos en el Señor: La edición de verano de la revista Jesuitas llega a ustedes en un momento en que para muchos el ritmo agitado de la rutina diaria disminuye un poco. Tenemos tiempo para sentarnos y pensar, sin apresurarnos, sobre las cosas importantes en nuestras vidas. Al considerar la posibilidad de un paso más tranquilo pienso de nuevo en que gran parte de nuestra vida cotidiana ocurre rápidamente. Mucha de la riqueza del mundo que nos rodea, así como la gente que Dios pone en nuestro camino, podría escapárseme y, quizá, eludiría a muchos de nosotros. Sin embargo, para el Señor que servimos, la vida nunca fue apresurada. El Evangelio habla elocuentemente acerca de cómo Jesús atendía a todo aquel que se cruzaba en su camino, inclusive atendiendo a Zaqueo sentado en la rama de un árbol. Jesús podía ver los lirios en los campos y encontrar una razón más para estar agradecido y admirado. Esta devoción lo hizo completamente receptivo a la llamada del Señor. Esta edición de Jesuitas enfatiza el llamamiento de Ignacio a hacer una pausa, a disfrutar la presencia y acción de Dios en el mundo, a reconocer la presencia del Señor resucitado a través de las personas y la creación. Vicki Simon utiliza su amplia experiencia en trabajo pastoral para profundizar nuestra comprensión de lo que significa para alguien ser el “otro.” El Dr. Bob Thomas de la Universidad de Loyola New Orleans, nos invita a reflexionar sobre el gran don de la creación en vista del llamado del Papa Francisco a la iglesia en Laudato Si. Además encontrarán a dos individuos que ejemplifican el llamado jesuita a encontrar a Cristo en todos los aspectos de sus vidas. Fr. Jack Zupez, sirviendo a los más olvidados de nuestros hermanos y hermanas a través de su ministerio a los prisioneros. David Kiblinger quien se ha abierto a una nueva cultura mientras atiende a estudiantes en el Colegio San Ignacio en San Juan, Puerto Rico. Espero y oro para que tengan tiempo de leer, saborear y ser alimentados por esta edición de la revista. Ustedes comparten en nuestros ministerios con sus oraciones, colaboración y apoyo, haciendo posible encontrar al Señor en muchos lugares y también a que ayudemos a otros a encontrarlo. Que el señor bendiga su verano con descanso, paz y maravilla. Sinceramente suyo en el Señor,
Ronald A. Mercier, S.J. Provincial, USA Central and Southern Province 2 JESUITS
Ronald A. Mercier, SJ Provincial
feature stories 8 | Priestly Ordinations Four Jesuits Become Priests 12 | Living Laudato Si’
Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands
16 | Spiritual Exercises for Schools Spiritual Formation
20 | Recognizing “The Other” Lessons Learned through Service Jesuits Central and Southern Volume IV • Number 2 Summer 2017 Editor Therese Fink Meyerhoff Associate Editor Cheryl Wittenauer Designer Tracy Gramm Advancement Director John Fitzpatrick
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Cover: Father Doug Hypolite lays hands on Fr. Stephen Pitts during his ordination liturgy June 10.
New Education Assistant Named
Dr. Geoffrey Miller is the new provincial assistant for secondary and pre-secondary education for the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province. He replaces longtime assistant Sean Agniel, who begins a new job Aug. 1 as advancement chief of staff at St. Louis University High School. He was provincial assistant from 2010 until June 30, overseeing relationships with 12 high schools and a middle school in the province, and working with them to ensure their Jesuit Catholic identity. Dr. Geoffrey Miller Miller has a master’s degree in historical theology from Saint Louis University (SLU) and a doctorate in scripture from the Catholic University of America. Most recently, he taught religion at Regis High School in New York City. He taught theology at SLU from 2008 to 2016. While there, he also served as director of the undergraduate program in the Department of Theological Studies. From 2006 to 2008, he taught theology at The Catholic University of America, Marymount University and Christian Brothers University. Early in his career, he was a member of the Alum Service Corps. Agniel joined the former Missouri Province in 2007 as provincial assistant for social and international ministries. He also served as director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and the Alum Service Corps for the former province. He has served on the board of directors of the Jesuit Schools Network including the last two as chair.
Jesuit Alumni Gather at First Worldwide Congress in U.S.
From June 28-July 2, alumni and friends of Jesuit institutions worldwide will be gathering at John Carroll University in Cleveland. This marks the first time that the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) Congress will take place in North America. With the theme of “Uniting Our Jesuit Frontiers: To Know God, To Love God, To Serve God,” experts in a variety of fields will present on topics that include the arts, business, science, law, spirituality, theology, faith and leadership, service and justice. WUJA holds an international Congress every four years to build a global network of Jesuit ministries. The previous Congress was in Colombia in 2013 and drew more than 700 attendees.
A Day of Reflection for Friends and Benefactors Presented by Fr. Vincent Giacabazi, SJ
Advancement Office Grows
John Honaman joined the province advancement staff as major/planned gifts officer in April. He has more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofits, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the neighboring Catholic dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth. “I am thrilled to be working with the Jesuits,” Honaman said. “I look forward to John Honaman helping people accomplish their philanthropic goals by finding out what they are drawn to spiritually and working with them to create the legacy they want.” Honaman will be based in Dallas. He can be reached at email@example.com. 4 JESUITS
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 White House Jesuit Retreat 7400 Christopher Drive St. Louis, Missouri
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Jesuits Apologize for the Sins of Jesuit Slaveholding
peaking on behalf of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, apologized to the descendants of 272 enslaved people sold more than 175 years ago to shore up the finances of the nation’s first Catholic college. Nearly 100 descendants gathered April 18 for a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “The Society of Jesus, which helped to establish Georgetown University and whose leaders enslaved and mercilessly sold your ancestors, stands before you to say: We have greatly sinned, in our thoughts and in our words, in what we have done and in what we have
Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ
failed to do,” Fr. Kesicki, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, said. “The Society of Jesus prays with you today because we have greatly sinned, and because we are profoundly sorry.” Father Ron Mercier, provincial of the USA Central and Southern Province, participated in the
person listed in documents related to the 1838 sale. McSherry Hall was renamed Anne Marie Becraft Hall, for a free woman of color who established a school in the town of Georgetown for black girls. Sandra Green Thomas, one of the descendants and the president of the descendants’ association, GU272, said, “Their pain was unparalleled. Their pain is still here. It burns in the soul of every person of AfricanAmerican origin in the United States.” This province shares in the repugnant history of slaveholding. Last spring, at Fr. Mercier’s direction, province staff, in collaboration with colleagues from Saint Louis University, began the process of researching the history of Jesuit slaveholding in what is now the USA Central and Southern Province. The province has made a commitment of
“ The process of healing also needs to include the pursuit of truth, not for the sake of opening old wounds, but rather as a necessary means of promoting justice, healing and unity.” ~ Pope Francis
liturgy, along with Bishop Barry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, and the superiors of the other U.S. Jesuit provinces. The public apology was just one of the recommendations in a September 2016 report from Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. Following the ceremony, Georgetown rededicated two buildings that had honored the Jesuit leaders responsible for the 1838 sale. Mulledy Hall was renamed Isaac Hawkins Hall in memory of the first enslaved
both financial and human resources to learn the full truth of its history related to slavery. The goals are to learn and document the stories of the people who were forced to work on behalf of Jesuits in this part of the country. “As we acknowledge the failings of our forebears, we will continue to work with our communities to foster a future of peace, reconciliation and right relationships,” Fr. Mercier said. ON THE M O R E web
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Jesuit Archives Stores
Treasure for Osage Nation
Geoffrey Standing Bear, principal chief of the Osage Nation, in the Osage Museum (top) and discussing the importance of the Catholic faith to the Osage. 6 JESUITS
early three decades ago, a young assistant chief of the Osage Nation made a visit to the Jesuit Archives in St. Louis, Mo. He had heard about a cache of 19th century documents related to the Osage, and he wanted to see them for himself. What he discovered was a treasure. The Osage collection in the Jesuit Archives of the Central United States contains correspondence and administrative records of the Jesuit Mission to the Osage Nation, established in 1847 near what is now St. Paul, Kansas. But of much greater significance were the documents in the Osage language, including a dictionary, the Bible, two versions of the Lordâ€™s Prayer and the Sign of the Cross. Thereâ€™s even a letter to Pope Leo XIII in the Osage language regarding the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha.
“The incredible treasure here is the (Osage) language, now on the verge of extinction,” said Geoffrey Standing Bear, principal chief of the Osage Nation. Alexandra Bisio, assistant archivist, explains, “The Jesuits at the Mission took great pains to create documents in the Osage language. These are some of the only Osage language documents extant.” The Osage and the Jesuits share a history from as far back as 1821, when the first Jesuit missionaries came to the St. Louis area. They taught the Osage, and most of the tribe became Catholic. Later, when the Osage had been forced to move to Kansas, they asked for Jesuits as their faith leaders. Today, a high percentage of Osage remains Roman Catholic. The Osage word for priest is “Sho-minka” – derived from the name of one of the first Jesuit priests sent to the mission, Fr. John Shoenmakers. “The documents are an amazing revelation of what our people were thinking and doing,” Chief Standing Bear said. “This collection is historically and culturally important, but also it reinforces our trust in our ancestors’ decisions about our faith.” In addition to the official documents, the archives contain ancient Osage legends as told to the priests, legends which had been lost through the generations. When he became principal chief, in 2014, Chief Standing Bear followed up on his discovery from 1990. He sought and received funding from the Osage Nation Foundation to pay for the preservation and digitization of the documents in the Osage language. Some of that funding will pay for the purchase of a large digital scanner that will remain with the Jesuit Archives and Research Center as a gift from the Osage Nation. Once preservation is complete, the records will be safe to handle again. Digitization will allow them to be shared online for greater accessibility. Chief Standing Bear hopes original materials or copies will be displayed in the Osage Nation Museum in Pawhuska, Okla. “This is what archives do,” Bisio said. “They make history accessible and help people reconnect with their past.” This priceless collection is just a small fraction of the collections that will be available to researchers at the new Jesuit Archives and Research Center now under construction in St. Louis. It will replace the existing facility to create additional space for the hundreds of thousands of documents, maps, letters, photographs, artwork and objects that have been collected by archivists and scholars throughout the United States. The new archives and research center will bring all of these historical treasures together in one place. It will also provide space for exhibitions and meetings, making its treasures more accessible to more people. You can support the effort to “Engage our Past and Animate our Future.” Donate to the ongoing capital campaign through our website, or contact John Fitzpatrick, provincial assistant for advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-325-9924.
Transitions and Milestones Father John Lan Tran, SJ, took his final vows March 26, in the chapel at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Dallas, Texas. Father Anthony Borrow, the superior of the community there, received the vows. Penn Dawson, SJ, was ordained to the diaconate on May 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Toronto. The Most Reverend Wayne Kirkpatrick, auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto, presided.
Father Terrence Baum, SJ, a Jesuit of the U.S. Midwest Province, is stepping down as president of Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, Mo., after 13 years. Father William Sheahan, SJ, will serve as interim president for the 2017-18 school year. David Laughlin, current president of St. Louis University High School, will succeed him the following year. Father William Blazek, SJ, a Jesuit of the U.S. Midwest Province and associate director at the Manresa House of Retreats in Convent, La., has been named national director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (PWPN). Founded as the Apostleship of Prayer and recently renamed by Pope Francis, the prayer network communicates the pope’s monthly intentions to 50 million members in 89 countries. SUMMER 2017
Four UCS Jesuits Become Priests “We testify that these men are worthy.”
ith these words, Fr. Provincial Ronald Mercier presented four Jesuits for ordination on Saturday, June 10. The Most Reverend Gregory Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, presided at the sacred liturgy of ordination at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans. Jesuit Fathers Marcus Fryer, Stephen Pitts, Sean Salai and Sylvester Tan come from different backgrounds and entered the Society of Jesus with different gifts. But each has undergone extensive formation, training that integrates one’s spiritual, personal and professional development. And each has been found worthy. "They have been chosen," Archbishop Aymond said in his homily. "They have been called by God and confirmed by the Church." The four are among 29 new Jesuit priests ordained in the United States and Canada this year. Ordination is a sacrament of the Roman Catholic Church and occurs within a Mass. Following the Gospel, each man was called by name and presented by Fr. Mercier to Archbishop Aymond. Archbishop Aymond asked each about his readiness to accept the responsibilities of ordination, then pronounced his approval. During the rite, the four men – called “ordinands” – laid prostrate on the floor in a gesture of humility while the congregation prayed the litany of the saints. The archbishop ordained each man by a laying on of hands; in a sign of solidarity, this gesture was repeated by the nearly 100 other priests in attendance. Each ordinand was vested in a stole and chasuble, and his hands were anointed. Then the four new priests joined the Archbishop in consecrating the gifts of bread and wine. The Jesuit formation process prior to the priesthood is rigorous, taking anywhere from eight to 12 years. It follows the guidelines first laid out by St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. All the new priests have earned graduate degrees in theology, and all have worked in Jesuit schools and served in parishes, hospitals or prisons.
Marcus C. Fryer, SJ Father Marcus C. Fryer, SJ, 35, grew up in Missouri City, Texas, a suburb of Houston. He attended Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, where on a retreat his junior year he began to think about the priesthood. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2004 at Texas A&M University. While in college, he worked for the school’s emergency medical services and as a 911 dispatcher on campus. He took classes to become an emergency medical technician and worked for the Cy-Fair Fire Department in Harris County, Texas. After a year in Strake Jesuit’s Alumni Service Corps, he joined the Society of Jesus in 2006. During his formation, he has taught third grade at Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School in New Orleans; served as a chaplain at a state prison in Concord, Mass.; and worked in campus ministry at St. John’s College in Belize City, Belize. After philosophy studies at Saint Louis University, he was again missioned to Strake Jesuit. He earned a Master of Divinity degree and a master’s degree in theology from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. After ordination, Fr. Fryer will work in Albuquerque, N.M. as the associate pastor at Immaculate Conception Church.
Stephen M. Pitts, SJ Father Stephen M. Pitts, SJ, 33, was born in New Orleans and grew up in Memphis, Tenn. He was received into the Catholic Church as a freshman at the University of Oklahoma. While a student, he worked in campus ministry, spent his junior year abroad in Kyoto, Japan, and earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science. After graduating in 2006, he entered the Society of Jesus. He spent four months at the Casa de Los Pobres, a Franciscan-run soup kitchen in Tijuana, Mexico, an experience that opened his heart to the struggles of immigrants. He earned a master’s degree in philosophy at Loyola University Chicago before spending three years teaching mathematics at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, Calif. He will spend six weeks in Chiapas, Mexico, this summer doing pastoral work and field research at a Jesuit-sponsored cooperative, Yomol Atel, that serves indigenous coffee growers. In the fall, he will return to the Jesuit School of Theology to complete a Master of Theology in social ethics while he finishes a Master of Science in International and Development Economics at the University of San Francisco. SUMMER 2017
Sean M. Salai, SJ Father Sean M. Salai, SJ, 37, grew up in Indiana and attended Wabash College, where he served as the editor of the student news magazine and entered the Catholic Church. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history, then worked as a reporter at the Washington Times. He began discerning a vocation to the priesthood and discovered the Jesuits, immediately drawn to their spirituality and sense of balance. He worked briefly for the Boca Raton News before entering the Society of Jesus in 2005. As a Jesuit, he has worked in campus ministry at Loyola University New Orleans and at a L’Arche community for people with intellectual disabilities in Mobile, Ala. He earned a master’s degree in applied philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, while also teaching at a Latino parish. He taught theology, helped with the band and coached the speech and debate team at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla. He earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, Calif., while working as a chaplain at San Quentin State Prison and serving as deacon at St. Isidore parish in Danville. He is also a special contributor to America magazine. The author of two books, including All the Pope’s Saints: The Jesuits Who Shaped Pope Francis, Fr. Salai will be assigned as associate pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in San Antonio.
Sylvester G. Tan, SJ Father Sylvester G. Tan, SJ, 38, grew up near Atlanta, where he was active in scouting, earning the Eagle Scout and Silver Award. He completed a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in environmental studies in 2000 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., then spent a year studying the changing face of Catholicism in Africa and Asia. He did a two-year spiritual program at the Casa Balthasar, a house of discernment in Rome, and studied philosophy at the Gregorian University, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2005. He entered the Jesuits in 2006. He completed a bachelor’s equivalency in French literature and earned a master’s degree from the Centre for Medieval Studies, both at the University of Toronto. He taught in the University Honors Program and worked in campus ministry at Loyola University New Orleans, where he was named 2014 Honors Professor of the Year. He returned to Regis College at the University of Toronto to complete a Master of Divinity. After ordination, Fr. Tan will serve as associate pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in New Orleans.
A moment to savor. Left to right: Assistant for Formation Michael Harter, Stephen Pitts, Marcus Fryer, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Sylvester Tan, Sean Salai and Provincial Ron Mercier.
Laudato Si’ and Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands By Robert A. Thomas
eligious people have long understood the importance of stewardship of our planet. Recent debate has centered on the meaning of the Bible’s reference to “dominion over the Earth.” Even deeply religious people often have concerns about their duties in this regard. Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, On Care for our Common Home, evoked a significant discussion on the connections between how humans use the Earth and their personal value systems. It calls for socially just approaches to the planet’s ecological problems and its diverse cultures. Many engaged in environmental reform and restoration have focused on Laudato Si’s relevance to issues of local concern. What might Laudato Si’ have to say about coastal Louisiana? The State of Louisiana has been simultaneously environmentally blessed and challenged. It boasts beautiful and diverse swamps and marshes, rich floral and 12 JESUITS
faunal biodiversity, incredible fishing and hunting, the magnificent Mississippi River and its distributaries, and the bounty of the Gulf of Mexico. On the other hand, environmentalists have grave concerns about the ecological impact of fossil fuel production, the presence of an extensive petrochemical industry, chemicals arriving via the Mississippi River, and an almost unbelievable rate of loss of coastal wetlands. This year, as required by legislation to occur every five years, Louisiana must update its Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. Since the last plan in 2012, Louisiana has lost approximately 125 additional square miles of vegetated coastal wetlands to open water, resulting in a negative impact on the state’s economy and its citizens, causing stress and concern. This massive loss of coastal wetlands is threatening the culture, economy and ecosystems of two million people in Louisiana.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold
Agreeing on rational and affordable solutions is of paramount importance, but proposed solutions tend to resolve only specific concerns, not considering the effects on others.
There are a multitude of science-based engineering projects to reverse the loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana, if the only consideration was the environment. But this land is inhabited by humans, some of whose ancestors have lived there for thousands of years, and a range of other stakeholders whose needs and wants are often at odds with one another. There are complicated social justice issues to consider, as well as environmental and economic issues. America’s shipping industry needs the Mississippi River to accommodate today’s markets. Shippers are concerned over suggestions to divert water from the river, which may cause it to become too shallow for their needs. Economists have determined that each day the SUMMER 2017
Mississippi River is not at full capacity, the U.S. economy loses $300 million – a persuasive argument for controlling the river. Environmentalists advocate for letting Mother Nature recreate coastal marshes through crevasses that divert the flow of river water and its sediment load. It’s an understatement to say this is a long-term approach; Mother Nature spent thousands of years creating the natural marsh habitats. Commercial fishers argue that recreating coastal marshes will either kill their crop (oysters) or push their crop (shrimp) further out toward the Gulf, which would require more fuel and more time, both important commodities to a fisher. Native Americans fear that, while producing new marsh in adjacent areas, diverting the mighty Mississippi could permanently inundate their tribal grounds. The late Houma Indian Nation Tribal Chief Steve Cheramie once said, “The Houma define themselves by the place they live. When Pointe-aux-Chenes [Louisiana] sinks beneath the water, the Houma Nation will cease to exist.” This age old native sentiment applies to all inhabitants of the coastal plain: if they are forced to move, they will no longer be who they are today; they will be defined by something else. Many stakeholders use the wetlands with no management responsibilities, but landowners are losing
This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.” ~Pope Francis
property and associated resources. Most have strong opinions, but often remain in the background. As in most groups, they are not homogeneous and have differing views of the best solutions. In fact, their preferences depend on their properties’ location and characteristics. This group often has the ear of the local elected officials. Louisiana is a Sportsmen’s Paradise, and this tradition plays a major role in the lives of many citizens. There are boats in many driveways. Marinas are scattered across the coast. Camps abound. Sportsmen tend to focus their opinions on what solutions best protect the resources important to them. Do they prefer freshwater fish or the locally popular saltwater species? Do they hunt ducks or alligators? Homeowners may fall in multiple camps, but there are a fair number of people who enjoy the relaxed way of life in the wetlands. They have strong opinions, and those normally focus on protecting their homes and ensuring personal safety. Business owners range from people squeezing a living out of their homes to commercial fishers to shipping magnates. They generally advocate for their business needs, regardless of other factors that may affect them in the coastal zone.
Perspective from Laudato Si’
Politicians spend most of their time making sure their constituents are protected from storms and flooding. They are the line of defense against larger governmental agencies.
Agreement and Dissent
Those who share this unique environment and a deep and abiding love for all it produces do have some areas of agreement: w It is home to us and often our ancestors. w It provides our sustenance. w It provides our spiritual foundation. w It is the infrastructure of our culture. At the same time, there are conflicts: w Differing priorities suggest different solutions. w People generally resist change, especially if it costs them time and money. w People are anchored in their belief systems, which can lead them to mistrust others’ motives. It is painfully obvious that the needs of coastal stakeholders are in conflict. Public meetings are dominated by aggressive speakers, leaving no room for rational, reasoned discussion. Social justice is rarely considered. In light of all of all this, does Laudato Si’ offer guidelines to improve environmental communication and ultimately define an appropriate path forward?
In his encyclical, Pope Francis wrote that the “urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development” (¶ 13). Laudato Si’ consistently calls the citizens of this planet to a higher order of focus by encouraging stewardship through a discussion of basic ecological religious beliefs. We are encouraged to “replace consumption with sacrifice, greed with generosity, wastefulness with a spirit of sharing, an asceticism which ‘entails learning to give and not simply to give up.’” (¶ 9) Laudato Si’ calls us to recalibrate our approach to life to include both social justice and stewardship of God’s given resources. Pope Francis stresses the interconnection of all things – and all actions. Some steps that can help ensure a socially just playing field include: w being inclusive in all discussions, w dispersing relevant information to all stakeholders, w respecting ideas from all sources, w welcoming all at the planning table, w accepting responsibility in exchange for use of the ecosystem, w gaining clarity on cascading effects of mismanage ment on habitats. Religion plays a major role in the lives of many coastal Louisiana people. Might the pope’s teachings persuade stakeholders to look beyond personal wants and focus on the long-term health of the coastal ecosystem as the best opportunity to continue the way of life they value? Success will be determined by a process that is socially just and a strategy that ensures the needs of future generations have been considered and addressed (¶ 159-160). When the Principle of the Common Good is embraced (¶ 156-158), Pope Francis' appeal will be met. References: Pope Francis. 2015. Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. Our Sunday Publ. Division, Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Huntington, IN.
Robert Thomas, Ph.D. is professor and Loyola Chair in Environmental Communication with the School of Mass Communication, Center for Environmental Communication, and the Environment Program at Loyola University New Orleans.
Spiritual Exercises for Schools By Pete Musso
At the start of a class in a Jesuit secondary school, teachers and students are reflective as they review and preview. During class, teachers and students focus not only on course material, but also on how their own personal experiences relate to the material. Toward the end of a lesson, they may challenge one another with, “How do we now think and act in new and different ways having experienced this material?” Finally, “How did we do? What can we do to be better?”
his reflection is known as the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), a teaching and learning method inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. Just as the Exercises rely on the dynamic interplay between the retreat director and the retreatant, in the classroom and beyond in Jesuit schools, IPP places an emphasis on the instructor’s interaction with students – attitudes and actions that help build relationships. As the number of Jesuits serving in Jesuit schools declines, school leaders have to consider how the apostolates can remain faithful to the spirituality of the Jesuits and pass on that spirituality to students – knowing that this is one way that leads us to a strong relationship with God. Two Houston schools that are part of the Central and Southern Province have been addressing that challenge through spiritual formation for lay faculty and staff. 16 JESUITS
They are offering people who touch students’ lives each day an opportunity to experience Ignatian spirituality for themselves.
An Invitation from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston This past academic year, Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory’s Executive Director of Mission and Operations, Fr. Mario Alberto Torres, and Chaplain and Dean of Campus Ministry Fr. Anthony Wieck, planned and implemented a 19th Annotation retreat experience for Cristo Rey faculty and staff. The 19th Annotation retreat is the year-long prayer experience designed for those who can’t take a 30-day block of time to do the Exercises as they were originally intended and practiced.
Father Mario Alberto Torres at the altar during faculty liturgy at Cristo Rey College Preparatory in Houston. Below: Cristo Rey retreatants share the graces of the week.
Eleven retreatants began the program last fall. They received weekly prayer guides by email, an introduction to the coming week’s prayer, and suggestions about how they were to prepare themselves for each week of the Exercises. During this experience, which lasted until May, each retreatant committed to 45 minutes of prayer with the Exercises, six days a week. Retreatants personalized their prayer experiences, recording their own Principle and Foundation, narrating their own history of sins, and individually contemplating how God calls each of them. Four spiritual directors – Fr. Torres, Fr. Wieck, Juan Ruiz, SJ, and Sister Ann Goggin, RC – met with retreatants individually for one hour each week, helping them integrate daily life experiences with prayer and consider whether they had felt God’s grace. All retreatants attended a weekly Mass together on Thursday afternoons, with an opportunity to share the graces of the week. Over time, with the guidance of their spiritual director, retreatants found a rhythm of prayer and insights. Of course, none of this came easily. Some retreatants initially approached prayer and notions of God in a narrow, set way, and retreat directors worked to help open them to a new way of relating to God. Some retreatants felt they didn’t know enough about prayer, and so were given helpful structures with which to work. Some had to practice trusting and using their imaginations during prayer. Many retreatants found it hard to commit to the daily 45-minute experience of prayer because of professional and personal demands. Spiritual directors affirmed this struggle but reminded retreatants why they wanted to begin this journey in the first place and helped them look at their commitments differently. Fatigue set in when school life and work became particularly challenging for retreatants. Sometimes it was hard for retreatants to even stay awake during prayer during such periods. Others were uncomfortable sharing their faith experiences with others. Despite those setbacks, retreatants discovered they gained a greater facility with Scripture, and said they hear Scripture in a new way now. They have a greater vocabulary for expressing interior movements of the spirit through spiritual direction, and have seen their professional and prayer lives overlap. SUMMER 2017
A break for spiritual nourishment at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston.
Participants have come to know, accept and value themselves as children of God. They have a more profound knowledge of God, and a language for expressing their relationship. Some have a new image of God. Many have become more comfortable in their prayer or personal life and their relationship with the Church or God. They feel free now to be themselves more fully with God and in God. Their experience of the Eucharist has become more meaningful. At Cristo Rey Jesuit, participants have created community through this common experience of a retreat journey. Some report that they approach school issues from a deeper place of reflection. Retreatants often talk to their friends in the school about the experience. Consequently, there is new interest for another retreat next year. For some, the retreat shed light on work at Cristo Rey and how to approach people and meetings. “Participants in the 19th Annotation come from a deeper place when reflecting within school committees … much more conscious of the spiritual roots of a Jesuit school – loved by God and called by God to be part of a mission,” Fr. Wieck said. “They have learned to some degree the Ignatian trajectory of purpose and of growth.” Those who went through the experience have been called to provide prayers for school gatherings, help other staff and students assess their own hopes and desires, and take ownership for the direction of the Jesuitsponsored school. They also will help design an Ignatian formation program at Cristo Rey Jesuit. For Fr. Torres, composing the points for the 19th Annotation has been an experience of living the retreat 18 JESUITS
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anew. It was a humbling experience to witness God’s presence in the lives of the retreatants. He and his fellow Jesuits, Wieck and Ruiz, experienced many graces of shared discernment as they worked together with the retreatants throughout the year.
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Across town, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory offers a variety of Exercises-inspired programs to help form faculty and staff. “The themes of the Exercises permeate everything we do here,” said Mark McNeil, Assistant Principal for Formation. First-year teachers at Strake Jesuit spend much of their spiritual formation being introduced to the life of St. Ignatius. They read his autobiography, create community, learn about and practice Ignatian prayer and imagination, and learn how the Ignatian teaching model grows out of the Exercises. Many of them attend the province-sponsored New Ignatian Educator’s Retreat.
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory faculty and staff share a meal and build community.
Province Sponsors Jesuit Prayer Community Second-year faculty and staff attend a two-day retreat for a taste of the four weeks of the Exercises, reviewing the major stages of their lives, examining the darkness of sin and love by God, and discovering movements of the life of Christ, his passion, death and resurrection. Each Lent, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 18th Annotation, an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises. Last school year, 15 faculty and staff members at Strake Jesuit committed to 20 minutes of prayer a day, along with ongoing, weekly conversations with a prayer partner, and seven communal lunch meetings where they discussed their faith journey. Each year, a school grant pays for faculty and staff to participate in a pilgrimage to Spain with visits to places central to the life of Ignatius, such as Loyola Castle, Pamplona, St. Francis Xavier’s home, Montserrat and Manresa. More than 30 faculty and staff have attended this pilgrimage. The common journey experience prompts conversation and connectedness. Strake Jesuit also offers a yearly faculty and staff retreat – away from school – on themes from the Exercises. In addition, the school plans and implements formation groups, of about 15 people each, which meet a few times a year during the school day on themes found in the Spiritual Exercises. At Strake Jesuit, as many as 20 percent of faculty are in spiritual direction related to the Exercises. In the last three years, 45 percent have been led by lay leaders at the school. Despite this robust offering of spiritual formation opportunities, and the resources to offer them, Strake Jesuit still is faced with the mundane challenges of time constraints, a limited number of trained facilitators, and participants’ varying levels of experience with spirituality. The school has set high expectations for formation of its staff and faculty, who have a genuine openness to prayer. Strake Jesuit’s programs nurture spiritual curiosity among its staff and faculty, not only about Ignatius, but also about themselves. They seem to enhance a sense of vocation and gratitude.
Peter Musso is the USA Central and Southern Province’s director of school support. Fathers Mario Alberto Torres and Anthony Weick, along with Mark McNeil, contributed to this article.
N othing is more beneficial to our relationship
with God than the practice of daily prayer. One resource to help nurture that practice is Jesuit Prayer, a digital prayer resource available online, by email or as an app. The Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province is now a participating partner in the Jesuit Prayer ministry. Jesuit Prayer provides daily Scripture, a brief Ignatian reflection and prayer every day of the year at no cost to users. Other components include access to the Daily Examen, the ability to submit a prayer request and prayer cards.
To join the Jesuit Prayer community:
• Visit our website at www.jesuitprayer.org, where you can also subscribe to our daily email, download prayer cards, submit prayer requests, and find links to related Jesuit resources.
• Download the Jesuit Prayer app for phone or tablet through your usual app store.
Recognizing “The Other” Lessons Learned through Service
sign that I was not in control was was lucky to have grown up with when my plan for going to Central loving parents and siblings who America became a mission to taught me about being present Kenya! and welcoming to others. Their For four wonderful years, I example set the stage for my life’s worked side by side with orphans future blessed encounters. and street kids in Nairobi at two When I became a parent, my locations. While at Kibagare Good son, Mark, and daughter, Carina, News Center, an orphanage for taught me a lot about relationships 1,200 children, I met a staff member and the value of listening, being named Cecilia, an open and nonincredible woman judgmental, and who the kids called the importance of I witnessed a generous, Mama Mbugua. a good sense of loving God in their midst She was a model humor. of presence and But it wasn’t in the sharing and patience. She taught until I moved to breaking of the bread me about the primacy Africa in mid-life and often recall it of relationships. that I learned a today during As an American whole new way of who worked probeing with others. Eucharistic celebrations. fessionally, I was At the ripe ~Vicki Simon accustomed to being young age of 54, rewarded for proand on my own ductivity and achievfor the first time ing results, but the center didn’t in my life, I was free to fulfill a operate that way. Cecilia lived a lifelong dream of becoming a lay different metric for success through missioner with the Maryknoll her relationships with the children. Mission Association. The first
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After observing her for a while, I wanted to emulate her and have those same kinds of relationships. Step one was to take off my watch and let the day evolve naturally. Step two was understanding that people came before projects. Cecilia was never too busy. She always focused on the person in front of her and their stories, which typically began with “Nina shida” (Swahili for “I have a problem”). But fixing their problem was not her goal – and that became my step three: what mattered was respect and being present to the other. Cecilia’s presence was healing even when the problem couldn’t be resolved. There were so many small ways in which Kenyans were attentive to one another in their encounters. For example, if someone walked into a room with other people, they would never sit down or start business before greeting each person in the room and shaking hands (no matter how many!). This could take hours, but no one seemed to mind. People always trumped time!
Lessons from Street Kids My second home in Kenya was Ukweli Home of Hope and Drop-In Center for street kids. Moses and Simon, nicknamed “Gitches,” were two of my favorite street boys, and taught me even more about being present to one another. They depended a lot on each other, by necessity, as they survived day to day on the streets. My work involved helping them get off the streets and either back in school or at a vocational trade or job. However, it was a real challenge getting the kids to think about next week, much less next year. There’s no time to plan for tomorrow when you still have to figure out how to eat today. The boys showed me how to slow down and just be together. They even had a phrase, “nina kaa,” which literally means, “I am being.” Little by little, we came to know and trust one another. These kids told me their stories, how they ended up on the streets and why they couldn’t go home. They wanted to know my story too, especially the part about my family. Each day for lunch, the kids received two pieces of white bread and drank chai tea. I noticed how some of the boys shared their bread with others who arrived late, after all the bread was gone; they knew well that this was the only food they might have that day. I witnessed a generous, loving God in their midst in the sharing and breaking of the bread and often recall it today during Eucharistic celebrations. These young boys taught me about working hard each day and trusting God for the rest. They eventually shared their dreams and
told me I gave them hope. Someone once wisely said, “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love if you heard their story.” I believe that, and I know that our hearts can only grow out of experience and relationship with others. Xavier Le Pichon, a leading geophysicist, wrote that once you start accompanying people who are suffering, as you walk with them, your heart is educated by them, little by little. “They teach you a new way of being.” Moses and Gitches, like Cecilia, taught me a new way of being. Today, as director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) St. Louis, I am often reminded by our volunteers of these earlier encounters. At our IVC monthly meetings, we come together to pray, reflect on our experiences, and discuss the joys and challenges associated with service. We discover that the barriers to being with others are often the same ones I observed as a mother and a volunteer in Kenya. We talk about listening more; about letting go of being in charge; about putting away our own agendas; about being okay with not seeing results; about being present and accompanying those we serve where they are; and finally, about recognizing and receiving the gifts they offer us. Sometimes I think the notion of “doing service” can get in the way of mutuality in a relationship. Martin Buber, in his classic book, I and Thou, asks whether there ever can be “a flowing reciprocity” in our volunteer role. He wrote, “In a service relationship, there is a certain reciprocity that cannot be counted on,
but it is a form of grace for which one must always be prepared.” In saying “yes” to this grace, we begin to encounter the “other,” allowing our hearts and true selves to grow. That’s what Jesus came to teach us, how to be in communion with others, and not just a select few. It is not just something to believe in, but something we aspire to live by. In today’s world, where “Face Time” and texts often take the place of presence, it helps to remember that it is prayer, grace and a different sense of time that allow us to really be with others. As the late Fr. David Fleming, SJ, wrote, “For everything (everyone) has the potential of calling forth in us a more loving response to our life forever with God.” Vicki Simon is the director of Ignatian Volunteer Corps St. Louis. IVC is a Jesuitsponsored organization of mature women and men who commit two days a week of service at schools and social service agencies. For more information on the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, email email@example.com, or call 314-361-7765.
David Kiblinger: Forever Learning By Therese Fink Meyerhoff
o much of Jesuit formation happens outside a classroom. David Kiblinger, SJ, loves to learn; he loves to read and enjoys studying. For the past two years, he has been on the other side of the classroom as a middle school math teacher at Colegio San Ignacio, a Jesuit school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has been struck by how much he has learned during this time. “I’m so grateful to the Society of Jesus for this opportunity to be in a different culture,” the Missouri native said. “My Spanish has improved immensely, and I’ve learned so much about the culture – the music, literature and lifestyle. It’s been a great opportunity for growth.” One of the things Kiblinger has learned about is his island home of the past two years. A territory of the United States, Puerto Rico has been burdened by economic recession since 2006. The island has overwhelming debt, which has forced the government to cut services while increasing taxes. Prices have risen and unemployment is high. The island has lost 10 percent of its population over the past decade as people – especially educated young adults and young families – leave to find jobs on the mainland. Last year, Congress passed a law that allows territories to file for something akin to bankruptcy. This spring, the Puerto Rican government filed for protection from creditors. The economic situation is bleak. Puerto Rico’s financial crisis and its toll on its people have been “front and center” in Kiblinger’s Jesuit formation. “The crisis on the island is reflected at the school,” he said. Enrollment has dropped not only because families find it harder to pay the tuition, but because of the declines in population. But the students, family and staff who remain are committed to Jesuit education. Among other innovations, Kiblinger introduced a Marian Sodality, with many of the young students 22 JESUITS
participating. He hopes this spiritual core will promote a pervasive spiritual presence in the school. Kiblinger also is involved in the vocations team on the island and has been gratified by the number of discerners who have reached out to him. This differs from his own vocational path; he found the Jesuits online. “I am a product of the Internet age,” he says. “I had a lot of experience with religious communities, but none spoke to me until I found the Jesuits.” In addition to extensive online research, Kiblinger’s discernment included weekly meetings with the director of campus ministry at Truman State University. A former Jesuit, Fr. Bill Kottenstette, influenced Kiblinger simply by sharing his views on the Church, the priesthood and priestly ministry.
“I’m so grateful to the Society of Jesus for this opportunity to be in a different culture. My Spanish has improved immensely, and I’ve learned so much about the culture – the music, literature and lifestyle." Kiblinger’s next stop is the University of Notre Dame, where he will do a year of special studies in philosophy. As one who loves teaching and research, Kiblinger hopes eventually to complete a doctorate and work in higher education. As he prepares to leave Puerto Rico, he says, “I am excited for the next steps, but I will miss the students above all.” By the time he is ready for priestly ordination, his students will be preparing to graduate from Colegio San Ignacio. “I’ve already told my eighth graders that their senior trip should be to my ordination.”
John “Jack” Zupez: ‘Justice Nut,’ and That's Okay By Cheryl Wittenauer
arly in his Jesuit training, Fr. Jack Zupez loved theology, especially scripture studies, which led to a lifelong passion for social justice. Around the same time, Pope Paul VI asked Jesuit Father General Pedro Arrupe for advice on how the Church might counteract a rise in atheism. Arrupe’s response? Advance the faith by pursuing justice. Arrupe’s emphasis was foundational for the young Jesuit, and corroborated as the theme of the World Synod of Bishops in 1971, the same year that Peruvian theologian Gustavo Gutiérrez published A Theology of Liberation. Each of these inspired Fr. Zupez’s work as a teacher at Jesuit high schools, St. John’s College in Belize, and seminaries in Africa. They prompted him to pastor an African-American parish in Oklahoma City, Okla. They led him to invite De Smet Jesuit High School students to volunteer at an inner-city St. Louis housing project and to supplement high school social studies classes with sections on world hunger and U.S. foreign policy. He worked in India with Mother Teresa, now St. Teresa of Calcutta. He traveled home from India by way of the Philippines for the chance to learn about president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his brutalities to the Filipino people. He celebrated Christmas Mass in a Manila slum. Father Zupez, who celebrates 50 years as a Jesuit priest this year, said some of his fellow Jesuits dubbed him a “social justice nut.” And while he may have been regarded as a radical back in those days, he says Jesuit high schools have caught up to the imperative of social justice education. Jesuit social ministries are now recognized as having their own importance alongside Jesuit schools. One former student from 30 years ago at Fairfield Prep thanked him in an email “for the impact you
made in my life. In my memories of Prep, your compassion and social consciousness both in and out of the classroom has always counted you among the key figures in my formative years,” he wrote. “Your course opened my eyes, and I can mark it as a pivotal moment in shaping my ideology and world view. Consequently, my social activism and career choices have largely been informed by a responsibility to empower the poor and the marginalized.” These days, the 80-year-old Father Zupez is a prison chaplain for two correctional institutions in northwest Missouri, the men’s prison in Cameron and the women’s prison in Chillicothe. He leads Masses and retreats for the inmates, while helping them understand God as compassionate, not vengeful. They work on gratitude through Ignatian practices. He asked to go into prison work because he wanted to be with people who are open to growth. Incarceration forces reflection and inspires thinking about changing one’s life, he said. When he’s not doing pastoral work, he writes and edits articles about Jesuit schools and institutions for Wikipedia. In the last two years, he’s written 350 articles and made 19,000 edits. He also writes for Catholic journals, including an article for the July 2017 issue of Emmanuel Magazine positing that “all are one in Christ.” He writes of this overall vision, “We might say that God made us to annoy one another with all our differences, and so to provoke our own human growth. And on the larger scale over the course of history, nations have been forced to reconcile themselves to very different peoples. But God sent Jesus in the middle of history to reveal history’s deeper meaning, that all are called to be one in Christ. It’s God’s overall plan: We will, over the centuries, learn to live together as brothers and sisters in the Lord.”
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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, St. Aloysius Gonzaga and St. Stanislaus Kostka through their contributions from Jan. 1 through April 30, 2017. The entire list of donors for this period can be viewed on the province website: jesuitscentralsouthern.org/supportus
St. Ignatius Loyola ($5,000 or more) Anonymous Mrs. Mary E. Brinson Mr. Charles Chelliah Estate of Kathryn M. Doddy Mr. and Mrs. Clayton D. Fryer Dr. Thomas and Dr. Mary Hastings Mr. Henry Kennington Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Luchi Estate of Hazel P. Manion Mrs. Frances L. McCaul Estate of Joan F. Mills Estate of John A. and Elizabeth Palmer Mr. and Mrs. James P. Roggeveen Mr. and Mrs. John C. Vatterott, Sr Anonymous (3) Mildred B. Bancroft Trust Stuller Family Foundation The McCaddin - McQuirk Foundation, Inc
St. Francis Xavier ($1,000 to $4,999) Anonymous (5) Mr. and Mrs. Byron A. Adams, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Auffenberg Estate of Andrew and Mathilda Bahlinger Mr. William M. Barbieri Mr. J. Timothy and Dr. Nancy H. Blattner Dr. Robert P. Blereau Dr. and Mrs. Warren R. Bourgeois, III Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Brackley Dr. Robert E. Butler Rev. Richard J. Cassidy Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. Cavaretta Estate of Anthony E. Cladis Mrs. Margaret A. Crimmins Mr. and Mrs. David O. Danis, Sr Mr. Dennis P. Dougherty, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. Dressel Dr. and Mrs. James E. Ebel Mr. and Mrs. John F. Fuller Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. Gauthier Ms. Jane M. Gisevius Dr. and Mrs. John P. Goltschman Estate of Eleanor V. Gray Mr. James R. Guthrie Estate of Mary and Edmund Hanley Mrs. Joan H. Herbert Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hummel Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Johans Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Johnston Mrs. Ursula H. Kaley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Kochanski Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. LaBarge Dr. George E. Maha Mr. and Mrs. Leandro L. Martinez, Jr Ms. Ellen D. McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McGee, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mesker
Mr. Mark S. Milburn Mr. and Mrs. James S. Minogue, III Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Morris, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Mundhenke Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Murphy, Jr Mrs. Jane M. Musick Mr. and Mrs. William F. O’Hara Ms. Kathleen M. Osberger Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Phillips, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Pinne Mr. Robert R. Planthold Dr. Jill Raitt Mr. and Mrs. George E. Reid Mr. Brad Rigdon Dr. and Mrs. Lucio Sanchez Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. George G. Shaw Mrs. Patricia A. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Spedale, Jr Ms. Wyona Stephens Mrs. Loretta Gail Stochl Mr. and Mrs. Milton L. Vavasseur Mrs. Shirley G. Vilfordi Ms. Alicia Von Stamwitz Mr. and Mrs. Hunter O. Wagner, Jr Mrs. Ellen Warner Angel Wings Foundation Conrad Family Foundation Consolidated Truck and Caster Co Longwell Family Foundation Loyola University Maryland – Jesuit Community Regis High School Jesuit Community Saint Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church Saint Louis Community Foundation Saint Louis University High School Santa Clara University Shannon Family Foundation Stemmans, Inc
Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Hohl Dr. Dawn A. Kraemer Sr. and Sra. Sergio Lagunes Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Laughlin Mr. and Mrs. Rene J. Lazare, Jr Capt. and Mrs. Thomas J. Loftus Mrs. Elizabeth H. Mast Mr. and Mrs. David L. Mehl Mr. and Mrs. Jack Merkel Mr. Jose F. Montes Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Morgan, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Murphy Mrs. Kathleen M. Palumbo Mrs. Frances C. Pivach Mr. Jay Poche, Jr Dr. Michael J. Prejean, Sr Mrs. Charlene M. Roger Estate of Helen L. and Marie F. Rotterman Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Rousseau Mr. and Mrs. John M. Schmidt Ms. Kathleen A. Simar Mr. and Mrs. Gerald F. Slattery, Jr Mr. James J. Taggart Mrs. Bernardette S. Talbot Ms. Anne T. Weidmann Mr. David P. Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Wilhelm Ms. Anita M. Xavier Ms. Margaret P. Zaunbrecher Immaculate Conception Jesuit Community Joseph and Joan Lipic Donor – Advised Fund Loyola University New Orleans Saint Dominic Savio Parish Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School Saint Jude Catholic Church
($500 to $999) Dr. and Mrs. Mark Azar Mr. Thomas R. Blum Mrs. Mary C. Bond Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Bruno Mrs. Ann Choppin Mr. Salvador Colon Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O. Conwill, IV Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Cooper Mr. Thomas D. Cowan Rev. Edward J. Degeyter Mr. and Mrs. James H. Dumesnil Mr. John J. Ebeling Mr. James P. Farrell Mr. and Mrs. John J. Finan, Jr Mr. Dennis P. Frauenhoffer Mr. Thomas R. Gassner Mr. and Mrs. A. Arnold Griffin Mr. and Mrs. James S. Hamilton
($100 to $499) Anonymous (3) Mrs. Patricia Weber Abel Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Ackels Mrs. Betty A. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Milton S. Adams Mrs. Irene A. Adolph Ms. Nancy Alchediak Ms. Michelle Fortin Ambler Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Amos, Jr Mr. Robert S. Angelico Ms. Maureen Jean Anthony Ms. Panfila F. Apolonio Mr. James E. Appleby Ms. Linda Apprill Mr. Robert Astroth Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Atkinson, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Austin Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Avin
St. Peter Faber
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We give thanks for the Jesuits who have gone home to God.
Father Louis A. Poché
master’s degree in theology at the University of San Francisco. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Raymond and Anthony. He is survived by his brothers Leon, James, Neal, Jay and John, as well as a large extended family.
Louis A. “Doc” Poché, SJ, died Feb. 7, 2017 at the Jesuit retirement community in Grand Coteau, La. He was 91 years old, a Jesuit for 74 years and a priest for 61 years. He was known for his charity and care for others, especially the sick and aged. He was born on April 17,1925 at Welham Plantation in Hester, La., one of eight sons of Louis Aristée Poché and Lydia Keller Poché. He grew up in Convent, La., speaking French and English. He entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1942 at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, and was ordained in 1955. Father Poché taught at Loyola University in New Orleans and at Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas. In 1960, he returned to Loyola as theology teacher and chaplain. He counseled diocesan priests, served at Immaculate Conception Parish in New Orleans, St. Charles Borromeo Church in Grand Coteau, Our Lady of the Oaks retreat center and St. Charles College. He also did pastoral ministry in the Baton Rouge Diocese. He studied humanities at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau and philosophy at Woodstock College in Woodstock, Md., earning a bachelor’s degree in classics and a master’s degree in education. He studied theology at St. Mary’s College in Kansas and earned a 28 JESUITS
Father David Borbridge David C. Borbridge, SJ, died Feb. 20, 2017, in Palmetto La. He was 86 years old, a Jesuit for 67 years and a priest for 53 years. He was born on Jan. 31, 1931 in Philadelphia, one of four children of John Joseph and Anna McLaughlin Borbridge. The family later moved to Tampa, Fla., where he graduated from Jesuit High School in 1948. He entered the Society of Jesus on Feb. 1, 1950 and was ordained in 1963. He held a doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley where he specialized in Latin American history. He wrote his dissertation on the Jesuits in Chile and their return in 1854 after the restoration of the Society. He taught at Jesuit High in New Orleans, the Colegio San Ignacio in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and at Strake Jesuit High School and Rice University in Houston while serving as chaplain at the county jail. He also taught at Spring Hill College and at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He wrote that the Church’s three priorities should be dialogue with non-believers, a deeper understanding of other religious traditions, and the search for peace and justice, which he tried to live in his work with the international Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi, and in his offer to work in El Salvador after Jesuits were slain there in 1989. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers John Joseph, Jr., George Francis and Robert Borbridge, and his sister Dorothy Bird.
Brother Alois Dorsey
Alois H. Dorsey, SJ, died Feb. 20, 2017 in St. Louis. He was 88 years old and a Jesuit for 67 years. He was born Feb. 26, 1928 in St. Louis to Eugene Dorsey and Theresa Goestenkors Dorsey. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1949 and pronounced final vows in 1960. He is best remembered for his skills as a cook. Over the course of more than 40 years, he served in the kitchens of St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo.; Fusz Memorial in St. Louis; Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo.; and the Jesuit Novitiate in Denver. He helped to establish and lived at Miguel Pro House, a community of Jesuits in north Denver looking for ways to serve Hispanics from 1995 to 2004. He did pastoral min-
istry in Denver until moving to the Jesuit retirement community in 2015. When Brother Alois marked his th 50 anniversary as a Jesuit in 1999, then-Superior General Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, observed that his cooking had “helped sustain many young Jesuits.” “In addition to the bodily sustenance given to so many all these years, you have given your quiet, gentle, loyal personal support to friends and family, a kind of sustenance even more important than food.” He was preceded in death by his brothers, James W. Dorsey and Edwin R. Dorsey. He is survived by his brother Eugene J. Dorsey.
Father Robert T. Costello Robert T. Costello, SJ, died Feb. 21, 2017 in St. Louis after a brief illness. He was 87 years old, a Jesuit for 65 years and a priest for 53 years. He was born on June 20, 1929 in St. Louis to William J. and Florence Murray Costello. He entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 17, 1951 and was ordained a priest on June 11, 1963. He held various degrees including a doctorate in counseling from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Father Costello taught psychology at Rockhurst University for nearly 20 years, and worked as a staff psychologist at the U.S. Penitentiary
at Leavenworth, Kan., developing a special interest in how the Christian community could be part of the process of reconciling ex-offenders with society. From this sprang the “Seventy Times Seven” program focused on changing attitudes toward formerly incarcerated people. He served as provincial of the former Missouri Province from 1985 to 1991 and for the next five years, was St. Louis University High School’s president. He worked for three years at Southdown Institute outside Toronto, which helps religious and clergy with addictions and mental health problems. He then served for three years at Loyola House-Guelph Centre of Spirituality, a retreat house and Ignatian Spirituality training center in Guelph, Ontario. He worked with the Christian Life Community (CLC) in Birmingham, England and St. Louis. He also was faculty chaplain at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers William and Lawrence and sisters Rosemary Dittmeier and Anne Dependahl.
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Brother Alexander Gussio Alexander Gussio, SJ, died Feb. 22, 2017, in White Rock, Texas. He was 78 years old and a Jesuit for 55 years. He was born in Chicago on Feb. 14, 1939, the son of Italian immigrants. After many moves, the family settled in Dallas. He entered the Society of Jesus on July 18, 1961. He pronounced his final vows on Feb. 2, 1974, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Antonio, Texas, the parish where he served nearly his entire ministry. In 1966, he became a member of the New Orleans Province Brothers Work Crew, which moved to various places in the province to complete specific projects. In two years, he worked with the crew in New Orleans; Grand Coteau, La.; Mobile, Ala.; Atlanta, and Houston. In the summer of 1968, while working in Houston, the provincial asked him to go to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in San Antonio to help out for a month. He remained for almost 50 years. Remembered for his gentleness and can-do spirit, Brother Gus loved being at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, and the people there loved him. He loved that the parish was close to the poor, with whom he worked. While there, he learned electrical, air-conditioning, automobile repair and watch repair. He became particularly adept at fundraising and supported a variety of projects and scholarships. It is estimated that Brother Gus raised SUMMER 2017
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$1 million for the community of Our Lady of Guadalupe during his many years there. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam Gussio and Angie Piraino Gussio. He is survived by his sister, Josephine Roppolo of Dallas.
formation of priests and men and women religious from throughout the world. He later served in campus ministry for Saint Louis University until 1997 when he moved to SLU’s Madrid campus to teach theology and serve as campus minister. In 2008, he joined the Ignatian Spirituality Program in Denver. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Reck and Clara Kadlez Reck. He is survived by his sister, Sr. Carleen Reck, SSND of St. Louis.
Father Donald W. Reck Donald W. Reck, SJ, died Feb. 23, 2017, in St. Louis. He was 83 years old, a Jesuit for 64 years and a priest for 51 years. He was born in St. Louis on April 19, 1933 and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 8, 1952. He was ordained on June 9, 1965. He held numerous degrees including a Doctor of Sacred Theology in Dogma/Systematic Theology from the University of Münster. His director was the wellknown Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner, SJ. His thesis was on the theology of secularization. He administered a two-year experimental program in pastoral education at Saint Louis University and over time, became co-director of a summer program of pastoral renewal for diocesan clergy and director of the Master of Divinity program. He was also involved in planning and occasional teaching for the university’s corporate ministry program. From 1976 to 1988, he was codirector of the Institute of Religious Formation, and oversaw the ongoing 30 JESUITS
He returned to the U.S. to work for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, as pastor at three parishes from 1985 to 2009, and also worked with immigrants. His last assignment was at Immaculate Conception Parish in Albuquerque, where he served until March of 2015. He held a doctorate in Spanish and a master’s degree in French. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother John, and sisters Dolores Key and Mary Jane Stebbins. He is survived by his sister Ruth Guevara of San Jose, Calif.
Father Oren Key Oren W. Key, SJ, died Feb. 26, 2017 in Grand Coteau, La. He was 96 years old, a Jesuit for 76 years and a priest for 63 years. He was born Jan. 31, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, to Oren Taylor Key and Dolores Gonzales Gallardo Key. He entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 14, 1940 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 17, 1953. Father Key wrote for Revista Catholica in El Paso and taught at Spring Hill College, Belen Jesuit in Miami, Corpus Christi (Texas) Minor Seminary, Jesuit High in New Orleans and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston. He became fluent in Spanish and in the 1970s, moved to Chile to teach and do retreat and pastoral work. He was missioned to Paraguay in 1981.
Father John Talbot McCann John F. “Bud” Talbot McCann, SJ, died March 19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 88 years old, a Jesuit for 70 years and a
priest for 57 years. He was born May 2, 1928, in New York City to John J. and Anna McCann Talbot. He entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1946 at St. Andrew-onHudson in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 20, 1959 at Fordham University and pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1963. Father Talbot was one of the first of the New York Province Jesuits to go to Puerto Rico. He engaged eventually in almost all the apostolic works there.
He served as principal of Seminario San Ildefonso in Aibonito, a minor seminary for the training of diocesan vocations for the island. Later, he led the Centro Universitario Católico in San Juan, a pastoral center for the students of Puerto Rico’s state university, serving from 1966 to 1973. From 1973 to 1978, he was vice provincial for social and pastoral ministries of the New York Province. He returned to Puerto Rico to serve as principal of Colegio San Ignacio, the Jesuit High School in San Juan. When Puerto Rico became an Independent Region of the Society in 1987, he was named the first Regional Superior. For several years, he lived in the working-class neighborhood of the Puerto Rican Novitiate, attending to the needs of people in the barrio, who loved him. He also served for many years at Fondita de Jesús, a center serving homeless people. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Sister Katherine Marie Talbot, S.C., and Patricia Talbot Dillon. He is survived by his brother Gerard (Gerry) and sister-in-law Marguerite Talbot of Hackensack, N.J.
Father Robert W. Leiweke Robert W. Leiweke, SJ, died April 11, 2017, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 89 years old, a Jesuit for 71 years, and a
priest for 58 years. Born in St. Louis on Dec. 5, 1927, he entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo. on Aug. 8, 1945, and was ordained a priest on June 18, 1958. Following two years teaching at Regis High School in Denver (1952-54), all his assignments were in the Wisconsin Province, though he remained a member of this province. He spent many years in secondary education, as a religion teacher at Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wis. (1965–73) and at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha. But he will be best remembered as a very popular spiritual director — at St. Bonifacius in Minnesota (1961–64), at Emmaus in Des Moines, Iowa (1980–82), in the Archdiocese of Omaha (1982–89), and in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (1992–2010). He was a founding member of Marquette’s Center of Ignatian Spirituality. He moved to the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in 2010, where he continued to do spiritual direction as long as his health permitted.
Father Carl Dehne Carl Dehne, SJ, died May 13, 2017, in St. Louis. He was 80 years old, a Jesuit for 58 years and a priest for 46 years. He was known for his charity, judgment, cheerfulness, generosity and dedication. He was born in St. Louis on Nov. 13, 1936, to Harry Albert Dehne and Clara Menke Dehne. He entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary, Florissant, Mo., on Aug. 17, 1958 and was ordained in 1970. He earned a Licentiate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University, as well as a Master of Divinity in 1972 after studying theology at St. Mary’s in Halifax and Toronto School of Theology. In 1978, he received a Master’s in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Fr. Dehne taught theology for a total of 25 years at Rockhurst University and Loyola University in Chicago and was given permission to celebrate the liturgy according to the Byzantine rite. In 1997, he shifted from university teaching to eldercare, serving as chaplain at Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis before becoming a pastoral minister at Jesuit Hall. He also did retreat ministry with communities of women religious. He was missioned to the Fusz Pavilion in St. Louis in 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by a cousin, Sr. Joan Lacey, CSJ, and his brother Jesuits. SUMMER 2017
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