JESUITS Central and Southern W i n t e r 2 017
Inclusion and Diversity
in Jesuit Schools
Race and Reconciliation â€˘ El Camino Ignaciano
message from the provincial
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Cor 5:18)
Dear Friends, From Oct. 2 through Nov. 12 last year, 215 Jesuits from throughout the world gathered in Rome for our General Congregation, our highest decision-making body. Being with such extraordinary men from so many parts of the world brought great consolation; they brought such experience and wisdom. Some of that wisdom arose from struggle. We heard of Jesuits working in Syria, trying amid the ravages of civil war both to serve the vulnerable and to create opportunities for dialogue. We heard of the challenges of ministering as Jesuits under oppressive conditions in Vietnam and India. In each of these situations, Jesuits continue to serve, often at great peril. Through it all, the theme of “reconciliation” touched us. Reconciliation seeks to heal wounds caused by violence and injustice, but always in the light of a faith that offers real hope. In imitation of Jesus, these Jesuits seek not simply to right wrongs, but to create possibilities for a peaceful, just way of life. Fr. Pacho de Roux, from Colombia, would leave the work of the Congregation to help foster peace in his homeland. The Jesuits from English and French Canada work with the First Nations so long oppressed. Reconciliation was not just a word for them, but a commitment to help transform our world as Pope Francis has asked; it’s why we began a decree with words from scripture above. You’ll read several stories in this magazine of how this ministry moves in the U.S. Central and Southern Province, whether bridging the racial divides in our land, or teaching people to grow close to God. I hope you’ll take some time not only to ponder how the Society labors today, but also to imagine how God might call you with us to share in Christ’s great work of healing divisions and creating a space for peace. Gratefully in the Lord,
Fr. Ronald A. Mercier, SJ Provincial, USA Central and Southern Province
“Todo esto proviene de Dios, quien por medio de Cristo nos reconcilió consigo mismo y nos dio el ministerio de la reconciliación.” (2 Cor 5:18)
Queridos amigos, Del 2 de octubre al 12 de noviembre, 215 jesuitas de todo el mundo se reunieron en Roma para nuestra Congregación General, nuestro máximo órgano de toma de decisiones. El estar con hombres tan extraordinarios de tantas partes del mundo trajo gran consolación; cada uno con su propia experiencia y sabiduría. Parte de esa sabiduría surge de distintos conflictos. Oímos hablar de jesuitas que trabajan en Siria donde en medio de los estragos de la guerra civil buscan tanto servir a los más vulnerables como crear oportunidades de diálogo. Escuchamos los desafíos de servir como jesuitas bajo condiciones opresivas en Vietnam e India. En cada una de estas situaciones, los jesuitas siguen sirviendo, a menudo en medio de gran peligro. A través de todo esto, el tema de la “reconciliación” nos tocó. La reconciliación busca sanar las heridas causadas por la violencia y la injusticia, pero siempre a la luz de una fe que ofrece esperanza verdadera. A imitación de Jesús, estos jesuitas no buscan simplemente corregir los errores del pasado, sino crear posibilidades para un modo de vida pacífico y justo. El P. Pacho de Roux, jesuita de Colombia, dejaba el trabajo de la Congregación para ayudar a fomentar la paz en su patria. Los jesuitas del Canadá inglesa y francesa trabajan con las Primeras Naciones que han sido tan oprimidas desde hace tiempo. La reconciliación para ellos no es sólo una palabra, sino un compromiso a ayudar a transformar nuestro mundo como el Papa Francisco nos ha pedido; es por esto que comenzamos un decreto con las palabras citadas arriba de San Pablo. En esta revista, leerán varias historias acerca de cómo este ministerio de reconciliación se manifiesta en la Provincia del Centro y Sur de los EE.UU., ya sea ayudando o uniendo las divisiones raciales en nuestra tierra, o enseñando a otros a crecer en cercanía a Dios. Espero que tomen algún tiempo, no sólo para reflexionar sobre cómo trabaja la Compañía hoy, sino también para imaginar cómo Dios podría llamarles a colaborar con nosotros en la gran obra de Cristo de curar divisiones y crear un espacio para la paz. Agradecido en el Señor,
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Cover: Rahmad will leave Loyola Academy in St. Louis this spring, well prepared for the next step of his educational journey at De Smet Jesuit High School.
Leadership Changes at Two Jesuit High Schools St. Louis University High President David Laughlin will move across the state of Missouri to become the first lay president of Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, effective July 2018. Mr. Laughlin was also the first lay president at St. Louis University High School when he assumed that role in 2005. When he concludes his service to the school next year, David Laughlin he will be the longestserving president in the school’s 200-year history. He previously served at Rockhurst, as principal, from 2000 to 2005. St. Louis University High School also announced the selection of Fr.
Father Mercier also Ian Gibbons, SJ, a Jesuit thanked Fr. Terrence Baum, SJ, of the USA Central and a Jesuit of the Chicago-Detroit Southern Province, as the Province, who is concluding school’s next principal, his 13th year as president of beginning this July. Fr. Fr. Ian Gibbons Rockhurst High School. Gibbons has served since “David Laughlin takes up 2014 as assistant principal leadership of a school that finds itself at Regis High School in New in such a strong position, thanks York City. in large part to the ministry of Fr. Provincial Ronald Mercier, Baum,” he said. “He has been a great SJ, thanked Laughlin for his skill blessing to the school and to the in promoting Jesuit education in province, and I want to thank him. the province: “The Jesuits’ recent May God bless him in his next General Congregation celebrated ministry!” the gift that our lay colleagues The Rockhurst High School are to us in the Society of Jesus. I board of trustees appointed Fr. William recognize that gift in the work of Sheahan, SJ, as interim president for David Laughlin. He has helped St. the 2017-18 school year. The board Louis U. High grow in every way of trustees of St. Louis U. High has and has set it on a path toward formed a search committee and is an exciting future; moreover, he working closely with the province to showed how a lay president can not begin the process of identifying the only preserve but foster the Jesuit school’s next president. character of the school.”
New Presidents at Two Province Schools
Two USA Central and Southern Province high schools recently have welcomed new presidents. David A. Card (Regis Jesuit High School ’87) returned to his alma mater as president effective in August. He was formally installed by Provincial Ronald Mercier on Dec. 2. He had served on the school’s board of trustees and previously worked at the school as director of development. Prior to his return to Regis Jesuit, Card served as president of Escuela de Guadalupe, a dual-language Catholic grade school in northwest Denver, from 2003 to 2016. Jesuit High School of New Orleans welcomed its new president, Fr. Christopher S. Fronk, SJ, who was missioned Jan. 25. Fr. Fronk was named to this assignment in January 2016, but had to complete his service as Father Provincial Ron Mercier congratulates a command chaplain in the U.S. Navy. A member of the Maryland Province David Card at his Missioning Mass. of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Fronk holds three master’s degrees and previously taught at Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton, Pa., and served as campus minister at several universities. Among other deployments, he served for a year in Afghanistan. Father Anthony McGinn, SJ, who has been serving his second term as president of Jesuit High School New Orleans since July 2014, will depart March 1 for St. Louis, where he will work in the Fr. Christopher Fronk (left) and Fr. Anthony McGinn development office of De Smet Jesuit High School. 4 JESUITS
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Jesuit College Presidents Take Stand
As the Year of Mercy came to an end and Advent began, 27 U.S. Jesuit college and university presidents pledged their support for undocumented students and religious freedom. They released a statement on Nov. 30 that reaffirmed their commitment “to uphold the dignity of every person, to work for the common good of our nation, and to promote a living faith that works for justice.” As leaders of Jesuit institutions, they wrote that they felt “spiritually and morally compelled to raise a collective voice confirming our values
and commitments as Americans and educators.” They stated that they will continue working “to protect, to the fullest extent of the law, undocumented students on our campuses; to promote retention of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program; to support and stand with our students, faculty and staff regardless of their faith traditions; and to preserve the religious freedoms on which our nation was founded.” The presidents wrote that they hoped their statement would “inspire members of our University communities, as well as the larger national community, to promote efforts at welcome, dialogue, and reconciliation among all that share our land.” The document was signed by all five presidents of U.S. institutions of higher education in the USA Central and Southern Province. The complete statement is available on the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities website at ajcunet.edu.
Tom Reynolds Becomes Assistant for Higher Education
Thomas E. Reynolds, Ph.D., vice president for mission at Regis University in Denver, has been named provincial assistant for higher education for the USA Central and Southern Province. Dr. Reynolds joined Regis University in 1987 as vice president for student life and was named vice president for mission and student development in 1999. As vice president for mission, he oversaw campus ministry, Ignatian Spirituality, Catholic studies, diversity programming and other programs related to the university’s Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity. He was a member of the president’s cabinet and advisory council and served as chief of staff for President John P. Fitzgibbons, SJ. “It is time for me to step away from university administration, while remaining involved with something close to my heart,” he said, noting that he knows many of the people at the universities he’ll be working with in his new role. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, a Jesuit school in Los Angeles, Dr. Reynolds has worked in Jesuit higher education his entire professional career. He began at Loyola Marymount, where he worked as assistant to the vice president for student affairs, director of housing and associate dean of student affairs. Dr. Reynolds replaces Fr. Mark Lewis, SJ, who is now on faculty at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. WINTER 2017
New Archives Set to Open Later This Year
Throughout its history in the United States, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has welcomed opportunities to engage people of all faiths and their social, intellectual and religious challenges. According to David Miros, director of the Jesuit Archives, “They offered keen perspectives on how people should relate to a range of broad cultural issues; they spoke prophetically to the people of their age.” The Jesuit Archives in St. Louis captures these stories and makes them available for research. It’s a big story to tell and requires space. While the current archives building has served several provinces well since the 1990s, it has little room to expand. A new Jesuit Archives and Research Center is scheduled to open the first of November. The new $10 million, 32,000-squarefoot building will be six times larger than the existing space and will 6 JESUITS
make documents and artifacts from around the United States far more accessible to researchers. “We see this new facility as an apostolic resource, one that can help deepen the knowledge of the history of the Church and the Society in the U.S.” said Father Ron Mercier, SJ, provincial of the USA Central and Southern Province. The two-and-a-half-story building is under construction now at a site just six blocks from the current archives. While the province considered rehabbing and retrofitting the existing building on the new site, a team of architects, contractors and engineers recommended construction of a new building. It will be in the City of St. Louis’ Midtown, near Saint Louis University and Cortex, a 200-acre innovation hub and technology district.
The new facility at 3920 West Pine Boulevard will include areas for research and reading, exhibits, and classes and conferences. It also will include seven offices and ample room for storing archival material. It will feature a state-of-the-art climate control system and dry-gas fire protection, absolute necessities in the archives business. The Jesuit Archives and Research Center will be owned and operated by the USA Central and Southern Province in partnership with other provinces that house their materials there. The construction of the new facility will be funded in part through a capital campaign. The campaign will have a minimum goal of $5 million and is the first capital drive of the USA Central and Southern Province.
All images on this page are architectural renderings of the Jesuit Archives and Research Center under construction in St. Louis.
An Introduction to the Decrees Last Fall, 215 Jesuits met in Rome for a General Congregation, just the 36th such meeting since St. Ignatius and his companions founded the Society of Jesus in 1540. Over the course of about six weeks (Oct. 2 – Nov. 12), they accepted the resignation of a beloved Father General (Adolfo Nicolás, SJ), elected a new superior general (Arturo Sosa, SJ) and composed two documents, or decrees, to guide the future of the Society and its apostolic works. The Congregation also released a letter of support to Jesuits in conflict zones and called on the entire Society to renew its apostolic life founded on hope and reconciliation, with an emphasis on collaboration.
Decree 1: Companions in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice The first decree relates to the life and mission of Jesuits, and by extension, the direction of their apostolic works. Jesuits must ask where the Spirit is calling them; what does it mean to be a Jesuit in today’s world? Building on the work of the previous General Congregation, the members of GC36 called on Jesuits to participate in a ministry of reconciliation based on faith, justice and solidarity with the poor. This ministry has three components: reconciliation with God, humanity and Creation. Jesuits are encouraged to develop their communities as centers for apostolic discernment and acknowledge the important role colleagues play. “Collaboration with others is the only way the Society of Jesus can fulfill the mission entrusted to her.” (GC36 Decree 1, ¶35-36)
Father Provincial Ronald Mercier, SJ, notes, “Collaboration is central to everything we do, and not just collaboration with our lay colleagues, but between Jesuit apostolates. How do we integrate our various works to create synergy?”
Decree 2: Renewed Governance for a Renewed Mission Despite its focus on governance, the second decree has much to say to Jesuit colleagues because of the role governance plays in apostolic mission – the “very heart of the Society” (GC36 Decree 2, ¶1). It, too, emphasizes the importance of discernment, collaboration and networking. The Society of Jesus, including the USA Central and Southern Province, is facing a future with fewer Jesuits without a reduction in apostolic ministries. The work
Witness of Friendship and Reconciliation The General Congregation also gave members an opportunity to talk to Jesuits serving in places like Syria and South Sudan and hear their presentations. Jesuits were moved by the stories and challenges their brothers face in such trouble spots as they try to bring the peace and reconciliation of Christ to areas of war and conflict. And so, the third document of the General Congregation is not a decree, but a “family letter” – a message of support and a promise of prayer for Jesuits living and serving in zones of war and conflict.
Fruits of General Congregation 36:
ahead depends on creating processes that rely on dialogue and discernment to create a very different future, but one that still embraces Jesuit identity and mission. Father Mercier is asking each of the apostolates of this province to begin a long-term strategic process that addresses the question of how they will remain Jesuit works, even if there comes a time when there are no Jesuits involved in the day-to-day operations. “It will be a new pattern of relationship,” he says. “We rely on our lay colleagues now to carry out our mission, but the future will be a whole different level of co-responsibility.”
General Congregation 36 Documents and Decrees
The decrees of General Congregation 36 have been translated and released for public review. They are available online through a link on our website.
Photo above: New superior general of the Society of Jesus, Fr, Arturo Sosa, SJ, receives congratulations from Fr. Timothy Kesicki, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.
Race and Diversity in Jesuit Schools By Peter A. Musso, Ed.D.
The first class of Hurtado Scholars are now freshmen at Rockhurst High School.
n a recent, monthly conference call, leaders of the province’s secondary and pre-secondary schools discussed diversity, racial inclusion and other matters of race. The hour-long conversation is a regular meeting of the diversity, equity and inclusion directors of USA Central and Southern Province’s secondary schools.
school, Loyola serves families at or below the poverty level. Most of its students identify as African American. All go on to high school. Elbert “El” Williams, the school’s director of graduate support, defines success more broadly. A 2003 graduate of Loyola Academy – wise for his age – Williams El Williams of Loyola Academy looks for ways to serve Loyola families so they can serve others in the future. Among their questions were: Williams said Loyola students and alumni face both • If a school has a diversity director, does that environmental and financial challenges. mean the school environment is inclusive and “For our graduates, going from a small, structured conveys equity and diversity? and highly supportive environment with peers who • Is there a comprehensive approach to managing look like them and have similar backgrounds to schools issues of race, diversity, equity and inclusion? where our students are the minority in terms of both Is there a team within the school working to race and socio-economic status is tough,” he said. “All educate the adult community (and school the while, our families negotiate financial expenses for stakeholders) on the importance and relevance their sons that other students in private high schools of the work? take for granted, such as paying for lunch, paying for • Do the faculty and staff of province schools know school fees, paying for technology and books – it’s a how to work with and guide students of color, struggle.” especially when it comes to the admissions and He notes, though, that Loyola students who attend financial aid processes (both for high school high schools such as De Smet Jesuit and St. Louis and college)? University High School generally acclimate to high • While working toward a more diverse student school more quickly, because of relationships among the body, what are school admissions standards when Jesuit-sponsored institutions. Each of the schools is it comes to academic qualifications? Are schools dedicated to working hard to meet student needs and prepared to educate all students they accept? live the Jesuit mission. Williams’ work doesn’t stop when Loyola’s students A recent province document known as Three Calls graduate. He advocates for them along their path into says that Jesuits and their lay associates are called to high school, during high school, and well after high the service of faith and promotion of justice as well as school – on to college. “apostolic agility,” reconciliation and advocacy of people “We tell incoming Loyola families that ours is a on the margins. seven-year program: three years in middle school and Heightening awareness of these calls is one of the four in high school.” aims of the monthly conversations on diversity and Two years in, William’s job has already evolved: inclusion. while he works with Loyola Academy’s admissions proHow does the province creatively live this today in cess and financial aid, he also works closely with local its pre-secondary and secondary schools? Each school Catholic high schools. He mentors eighth-grade students develops its own approach through targeted services at Loyola, preparing them to apply to the high school and programs. that fits their needs, and he communicates with families and high school admissions offices. “I do a lot of traveling to the various college prep high schools and act as both an advocate for Loyola Academy alumni Loyola Academy of St. Louis aims to end the cycle and an ambassador for the middle school.” of poverty through education. A Jesuit-sponsored middle
Above left and here: Loyola Academy students learn study skills that last a lifetime.
Hurtado Scholars at Rockhurst High School get support to succeed.
He communicates regularly with high school diversity programs, as well as school counselors and Loyola grads in high school, “making sure Loyola alumni are as successful as they can be at the college prep level and performing and graduating at rates comparable to those non-Loyola alums in area high schools.” There is still a lot of work to be done at Loyola, he adds, “like educating area high schools about college access programs that many area school districts already have in place to help students.” He admits that it is a continuous effort to help Loyola grads with their journey to college and success beyond high school.
The first class of Hurtado Scholars at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., are freshmen this academic year, and they are doing well. A few years ago, Rockhurst launched the Hurtado Scholars program as a way of diversifying its student body. Fifth-grade boys from Kansas City urban schools got a leg up on academics and social experiences through a summer 10 JESUITS
program at Rockhurst. When they entered high school last fall, they had a smooth transition. Hurtado Scholars is a middle school mentoring program offering college preparatory education and preparation to those for whom it might not be otherwise possible. It was founded by Fr. William Sheahan, SJ, in collaboration with Principal Greg Harkness and Fr. Terry Baum, SJ, school president. Hurtado Scholars partners with Kansas City diocesan grade schools. These students typically come from challenging economic situations with annual household incomes of less than $16,000. Nearly 90 percent of the students receive free and reduced lunch, 25 percent have special needs, and 43 percent are English-language learners. The program is named for Alberto Hurtado, SJ, a Chilean saint who worked in the mid-20th century in Santiago, Chile. Among his many ministries, he worked with homeless youth and started the Hogar de Cristo there. The Hurtado Scholars program seeks young men beginning the summer of their fifth-grade year who show academic potential but for whom a Rockhurst High School education may be difficult.
Loyola Academy President Eric Clark with students
Marvin Grilliot, program director, says, “Most of the young men we accept would be the first in their families to attend college, many are from immigrant families, and many have financial challenges, but all of them demonstrate a commitment to Catholic education.” The after-school program, housed at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, gives students access to a college campus. In addition to helping students strengthen their academic and study skills, Hurtado Scholars helps student leaders grow spiritually and socially. Looking to the future, Grilliot “hopes that the scholars become mentors for future scholars and that they graduate, enroll, and complete college – to become conscientious leaders in their communities.”
Still More to be Done
In addition to targeted services and programming, province schools collaborate with other provinces, in the spirit of continuous reflection of best practices. In October, the province’s High School Leadership Group met at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory in
“Where do we see God and where do we fail to recognize God?” ~ Danielle Harrison St. Louis University High School
Houston. In her keynote speech, St. Louis University High School faculty member Danielle Harrison challenged school leaders to understand their own biases when it comes to race and inclusion in Jesuit schools. “Where do we see God and where do we fail to recognize God?” she asked. In the spring of 2015, half of all participants at the North American Diversity Directors Cohort Gathering in Philadelphia were from the Central and Southern Province. Since then, the province has instituted a support system for province secondary school leaders. WINTER 2017
Hurtado Scholars practice strategy through chess competitions.
Every month, the group meets by conference call to discuss such topics as defining common language, examining school structures of inclusion and diversity, exploring Jesuit mission, examining student experiences and the roles of faculty, and creating safe communities. This spring, the province will partner with schools from the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces of Jesuits for a gathering of directors of admissions, diversity and graduate support, to explore ways to serve students better. Finally, the province is working with school leaders and diversity directors around the country to consider adapting for Jesuit schools national guidelines on inclusivity and multiculturalism. It would help schools track awareness of issues of race, diversity, equity and inclusion, establish baseline data, and measure growth over time. The province and the schools’ work is just beginning. During that recent conference call with diversity, equity and inclusion directors, specific 12 JESUITS
challenges called educators to continue to reflect, act and evaluate: • How are province schools acknowledging shortcomings, both contemporary and historical, when it comes to race and culture? • How do schools commit to improving and celebrating diversity, while addressing the racism that many students of color and their families experience daily? • How do province schools form students to address structural racism in their communities? • Is racism – and the history of racism in the U.S. – adequately and accurately covered in school curricula? Peter Musso is the USA Central and Southern Province’s director of school support. School leaders Elbert Williams and Marvin Grilliot contributed to this article.
Growing Up Catholic:
Black and White Jesuit and Redemptorist Parishes Tackle Race By Cheryl Wittenauer
hey are just half a mile apart on a major northsouth artery in St. Louis, but it took the Michael Brown shooting death and its seismic, racial reverberations for two Catholic parishes to want to get to know each other. The Jesuit, predominately white, St. Francis Xavier College Church reached out to its Grand Avenue neighbor, the Redemptorist, predominately black, St. Alphonsus Liguori Rock Church in a gesture of racial peace-making. The Aug. 9, 2014 shooting death of the unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson set off a heated, national debate on racial justice that escalated at times to all-out race war. Brown’s was one of the first of several high-profile police shootings of blacks around the country. It bolstered the Black Lives Matter movement, which began as a call to action after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman in February 2012 as the black teen walked home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. The two historic churches have long been neighbors – the College Church is 175 years old, the “Rock” Church is 150 – but the congregations rarely interacted, each maintaining a comfortable position on either side of the so-called Delmar Divide, a reference to the eastwest boulevard that separates north and south St. Louis and, to a significant degree, its black and white residents.
Christine Dragonette and Almetta “Cookie” Jordan
Some parishioners at the social justice-minded College Church formed a Race and Reconciliation Committee in the wake of Brown’s shooting death and reached out to the Rock Church’s peace and justice group. WINTER 2017
Almetta “Cookie” Jordan, Their conversations revealed “As Catholics, a 25-year parishioner of Rock differing views and experiences Church, said she knew that College not only with police and civil we care about a lot Church was active in peace matters, authorities, but with the Catholic and had a faithful group of parishChurch they had always called of the same things; ioners and others who hold vigil home. every Sunday outside the church For instance, when the subject it’s the cultural to stand against war and injustice. of black saints came up in their “Whatever the issue, they will proconversations, one of the College experiences that make test it,” she said. “I always liked that Church participants asked, “There about them.” are black saints?” us different. People At the first meeting of the two Jordan said when she was didn’t realize the parish groups, some members of growing up in Catholic school, the College Church committee her teachers never talked about amount of injustices suggested that the two parishes Augustine, Monica, Martin de join forces to pick up trash in Porres, Benedict the Moor, Charles that occurred.” neighborhoods, plant trees or perLwanga and other black saints. form some other “pie-in-the-sky” Bible figures were never described ~ Almetta “Cookie” Jordan Rock Church parishioner action, Jordan recalled. as people of color. But Jordan told them, “We The College Church group need a meal together, a chance to recalled that as youth, they played have a conversation before we go forward. If we don’t church-sponsored athletics on all-white teams that never engage, those things will just be a chore.” competed against black kids. The Rock Church had its And so they had a potluck, and began talking about own teams, which included non-Catholic kids from the themselves, their lives, and how and where they had nearby Blumeyer public housing high-rise. Jordan said grown up in St. Louis and the church. They began their teams weren’t included in the church-sponsored meeting monthly for fellowship and soon discovered athletics, but eventually, that changed. some stark differences in experience, culture and Jordan thinks St. Louis Archbishop Joseph Ritter perceptions, said Christine Dragonette, the College deserves more acclaim for his efforts to begin integrating Church’s director of social ministry. Catholic schools in 1947, which touched off protests by 14 JESUITS
white Catholics and threats of a lawsuit. Ritter responded with the threat of excommunication and the protests eventually died down. The public schools integrated later, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954. Cardinal Ritter College Prep and Cardinal Ritter Senior Services in St. Louis are named for the trailblazing church leader. The more the white and black parish groups talked, the more they realized they had had vastly different experiences of growing up Catholic. They later surveyed fellow parishioners for their remembered experience and drew the same conclusion. The result was a theater production, “Growing Up Catholic: What’s Race Got to Do With It?” an amalgam of their research into growing up in St. Louis from the black and white perspective. The “reader’s theater” production, which involved no props, costumes or memorized lines, just the characters’ spoken word, was performed by individual parishioners and professional actors last October at Fontbonne University in St. Louis. They are looking for ways to share it with other audiences. The production centers on conversations among women reminiscing about their school days and of girls attending an all-girls high school. In one scene, a black girl who has won a scholarship to a prestigious university is advised by her counselor not to aim so high. The same counselor advises a white girl with mediocre grades to apply to college when she’d rather get a job in retail.
A College Church volunteer helps a client obtain legal documents.
In another scene, students at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration sing songs praising the Irish and other “white” nationalities. But when they sing disparaging words about blacks, the teacher does nothing to stop them. The scene was based on one parishioner’s experience. “As Catholics, we care about a lot of the same things,” Jordan said. “But it’s the cultural experiences that make us different. People didn’t realize the amount of injustices that occurred.” College Church parishioner Jo Curran remembered thinking that as upset as she was about Michael Brown’s death and the ensuing racial fallout, she didn’t consider herself as someone who reaped the benefits of “white privilege.” “I grew up on a farm in Nebraska. How am I possibly living in white privilege?” she remembers thinking at the time. “But friends helped me understand that I was privileged. I lived differently than African Americans. I came to get it. It was shocking to me how we lived our daily lives so differently.” The Jesuit-founded and inspired College Church is a “destination parish” that draws less from its immediate neighborhoods than from Catholics with a social justice bent from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. It is recognized for its spirituality and programs around social justice. Among other things, the parish provides clothing and food – and overnight housing on some cold nights – to homeless people. But the cornerstone of the College Church’s advocacy for the disenfranchised is its document assistance program. Trained volunteers work with homeless or transient people, including people out of prison, to overcome the obstacles to obtaining a state photo ID. They will need one in order to access education, housing, and increasingly, the ballot box. One barrier is the cost of such documents, ranging from $10 to $34 depending on the state. But other challenges are posed by legal name changes, or even, in some cases, no name given on a birth certificate. The program, which started in the 1990s, is said to be the only large-scale one of its kind in Missouri. “Social justice is a really big deal at College Church,” said Curran, who joined because her neighborhood parish wasn’t providing the spiritual sustenance she was seeking. “I was searching,” she said. Before finding a spiritual home at College Church, she said, “I didn’t know if I would die a Catholic.” WINTER 2017
My Journey on the
Camino Ignaciano By Riley Peick
s I step on board a flight to Madrid with my best friend, Lauren, I feel my stomach flutter in nervous anticipation, bombarded by doubts and unanswered questions such as, “Can I do this? Am I strong enough mentally, physically, spiritually?” I am facing five weeks of nonstop learning and growth, coming immediately on the heels of my graduation from Saint Louis University, which itself capped off four years of learning and growth. Of course, my college years were a very different type of learning and growth, with equally high, yet somehow different, stakes. And, while it might seem similar, this journey I’m on is not just another opportunity to study abroad or make memories. This is a chance to express gratitude and grow in my faith on the Camino Ignaciano.
Riley and Lauren take a break to enjoy Spain's beauty.
nm Whenever I tell someone that I am walking the Camino Ignaciano, I have to clarify that this is different from the Camino de Santiago, which more than 200,000 people walk each year. Instead, the Camino Ignaciano is a five-year-old pilgrimage that attracts only a couple hundred pilgrims a year. The “Ignatian Way” specifically recreates the route that Ignatius of Loyola made from his hometown of Loyola to a monastery in Montserrat and eventually to Manresa. It was in a cave outside the city of Manresa where Ignatius wrote his Spiritual Exercises, a set of meditations and prayers used by thousands of people to grow in their faith. nm As Lauren and I disembark from our bus and finally set foot in Loyola, our ever-present nerves make way for excitement as we near the beginning of our 27-day Camino. Somehow everything leading up to this moment brought us right where we needed to be. Our
crazy bus directions miraculously worked out, and our ensuing visit to the Santuario de Loiola, where Ignatius was born and a church now stands in his honor, centered our hearts and minds for the beginning of our 11-mile “easy” hike. And, also miraculously, this hike does turn out to be easy, thanks to dozens of mountain tunnels that channeled cool air to offer relief from the midday heat. Unfortunately, as will happen in any good story, the tables turned upon our arrival in the first town on the way. Based on our research before leaving, we expected lodging to be readily available upon our arrival in different towns each night. Instead, we find, on our first day no less, that all the hostels and hotels that we know of are completely full. Hours pass, and I am beginning to fear that our only option will be to sleep outside. However, thankfully, a Basque man, who by the grace of God spoke just enough English to make up for our lack of WINTER 2017
fluency in the Basque language, helped us find a room to stay only a couple of miles away. If not for his generosity and warmth, we would have had no option but to sleep outside on our backpacks that night. nm As I packed and prepared for the Camino Ignaciano, I slowly came to realize that not much would be possible in the way of planning. As a Type A person, I enjoy knowing what every part of my day will look like, and I try to be prepared for anything, so this inability to plan proved especially challenging. But on my camino experience, I found myself able to let go and instead â€œlet God.â€? I realized that no amount of studying would make me fluent in Basque, Spanish and Catalan, and that there was no way to foretell exactly what each day would hold. Things improved after the first day of nearly being without shelter, and I found that God gave us what we needed. Each day, we found someone willing to help us despite the language barrier, and we always found our way. The theme of suffering seemed to be a constant during my walks. The week before embarking on the camino, I came across a quote from St. Ignatius that spoke to suffering and the opportunities it provides:
The author in front of the Sanctuary of Loyola before starting his 400-mile pilgrimage 18 JESUITS
If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He has great designs for you, and that He certainly intends to make you a saint. And if you wish to become a great saint, entreat Him yourself to give you much opportunity for suffering; for there is no wood better to kindle the fire of holy love than the wood of the cross, which Christ used for His own great sacrifice of boundless charity.
Top left, a placard on the ground in front of the Sanctuary of Loyola indicates both the Sanctuary of Loyola and the Camino Ignaciano. The path of the Camino Ignaciano – 397 miles through 27 cities and five regions of Spain
My consideration of suffering encompassed far more than just the physical and mental demands of a long day of walking, but rather incorporated the violence and suffering in the world. This became an ongoing motif in my daily reflection. It put the exhaustion, the blisters, and the loneliness into context, knowing that I would only “suffer” for 27 days, for the problems of the world were much bigger and more enduring than my occasional troubles. nm Walking the Camino is a powerful experience. Pilgrims find the journey allows them to reconnect spiritually and spend hours every day in contemplation. My Camino experience bore this out despite my initial dismay over the unpredictability of the journey and encounters with others. I knew from the beginning that it would not be the Camino de Santiago, with its thousands of pilgrims, and I knew we would spend most of our time in small towns. Nonetheless, I did not anticipate that I would have to wait until day 20 to see another Camino Ignaciano pilgrim. I found it challenging not to have the company of other pilgrims. The Camino Ignaciano from Loyola to Manresa challenged me in ways I did not expect. Although it began as an expression of gratitude and a way to deepen my understanding of the Jesuits before my year of service at Regis Jesuit High School, it became more than that. The Camino answered my questions about my personal strength. It took my questions about my spirituality and developed them into far greater inquiries than I had ever sought before. Indeed, I was left with even more and deeper questions than I had before I took that first step on the Way. Fortunately, my years of Jesuit
Posing next to a statue of St. Peter Claver, Riley and Lauren have the opportunity to sleep in his home of Verdu one night.
education have drilled into me that questioning is good and wise and important. I know I will face questions this year about what kind of person I want to be and what kind of teacher I want to become. The Camino Ignaciano has prepared me to answer those questions. And for that, I am eternally grateful. Riley Peick, a 2016 Saint Louis University graduate, is completing a year of service as an Alum Service Corps volunteer at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver. For more information about the Camino Ignaciano, feel free to reach out to Riley and Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the Alum Service Corps, contact Dr. Peter Musso at email@example.com.
Joe Tetlow: A Work in Progress, Still By Cheryl Wittenauer
hen asked about his many assignments over the decades, Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, clicks them off easily, sifting and turning the many pages and chapters of his productive Jesuit life. He taught Jesuits in formation, tackled a doctorate in American social and intellectual history, revamped the curriculum at Loyola University New Orleans, helped launch the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C., led the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, helped edit America Magazine, and spiritually directed Jesuit tertians and clergy in Austin, Texas. He wrote scholarly works for Jesuit journals, taught at Saint Louis University, worked in Rome for the Society’s governing body, traveled the world visiting Jesuit works, directed Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Dallas, Texas, and wrote books on Ignatian spirituality. “That’s my criminal career,” he said of his exhausting curriculum vitae. “I keep saying this to my confessor and friends: I am now in the perfect place for any man to be. I don’t know how God did this.” This “perfect place” is Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House in Grand Coteau, La., where he had spent four years as a young Jesuit teaching early in his career. This time around, he said, “I wasn’t sure if I’d like being at the Oaks. One day, I walked into the quadrangle and thought, ‘I really am home.’ I’ve been in deep consolation about it.” Since his most recent appointment to the Oaks in July 2015, he has been leading retreats and teaching lay people to do “conferences” or talks for retreats, “looking forward to the day when there aren’t going to be many Jesuits.
“If we keep that (Ignatian spirituality) mission, we need to pass this along to the laity.” Once a month for the last year, he has been meeting with a group of 12 men and six women to teach them about preparing, writing and giving half-hour talks in a preached weekend retreat. “What I’m doing here, the (Society) must do,” he said. “There is a fringe, a periphery of mature adult men and women who want to deepen their faith, who don’t know how to do it, and there’s nobody to help them do it. The pope says Jesuits need to go to the geographical and spiritual places where others cannot reach.” For now, that’s promoting adult spirituality in and around Grand Coteau. While he doesn’t expect that all of his students will lead three-day retreats, they can return to their parishes and communities to lead people in days or evenings of prayer. Tetlow said that Ignatian spirituality, though centuries old, is perfect for the new millennium. It employs discernment, the constant monitoring of the head, heart and hand interacting. “It’s a process for looking at the world,” he said, even one as chaotic as ours. At 86, Tetlow doesn’t feel his Jesuit life is completed, and considers himself a work in progress. “I finally know how to write a book but I’m still learning,” he said. He wants to write more books. He’d be delighted to return to Rome. He’d go anywhere his superior asks. “People used to say, ‘when you get old, time goes slowly,’” he said. “If that’s true, then, I’m not old yet.” Father Tetlow’s latest book, Always Discerning, An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium, is available from Loyola Press.
Joe Wotawa: Ministry of Presence By Therese Fink Meyerhoff
oments of understanding often come during the unscheduled encounters of life. Joseph Wotawa, SJ, seeks those instants of grace by complementing his formal Jesuit formation with experiences designed to broaden his frame of reference. Now in theology studies at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, located in Berkeley, Calif., he hopes to one day serve in pastoral ministry in an African American community. Wotawa credits his parents and the Franciscans at his home parish with a guiding lesson in his life: be nice to people. “They cultivated my understanding that faith is active and of service,” he said. While a student at St. Louis University High School, he tutored low-income students at a Catholic Charities agency not far from campus. In the meantime, in theology class he was learning about Catholic Social Teaching from an Ignatian perspective. At Truman State University, he got involved with the Newman Center and a social justice group. The chaplain of the Newman Center, the late Bill Kottenstette, a former Jesuit, “fed him” Ignatian spirituality. “He encouraged me in my prayer life, giving me ways to pray that I still use today,” Wotawa said. “He exuded the Joy of the Gospel that Pope Francis talks about.” The combination of faith and justice was just what Wotawa was looking for and confirmed his vocation to the priesthood. He entered the Society of Jesus in 2007. He returned to his hometown in 2009 to study philosophy at Saint Louis University, and in 2013 to teach for three years at De Smet Jesuit High School in suburban St. Louis. During his final year, he
chose to live in the Jesuit residence at St. Matthew the Apostle, a Jesuit parish in North St. Louis, a lowincome, predominantly African American neighborhood. Living there made it easier for Wotawa to connect with African American students who came to De Smet from similar neighborhoods. “Each year, students at high schools and colleges leave the country to become immersed in a different culture. They live ‘with the people’ so that they can come to know intimately the joys and the pains, the hopes and the dreams of their hosts. It seems to me that those experiences are what Joe sought coming to live here at St. Matthew,” Jesuit Fr. Patrick Quinn, pastor of St. Matthew, said. “Our life includes looking around carefully when parking the car at night. It includes having to go the extra mile to find nutritious food in an area declared a food desert. It includes the occasional uncomfortable night when gunshots are close or a police helicopter circles the neighborhood. It is at times like this that one learns to hear the cry of the poor and understand why so many see life so different. That’s a part of living here.” Wotawa understands that he needs more preparation before he’s ready to serve in a black community, and he hopes to gain that through a combination of formal education and immersion. “You have to do a lot of learning when you enter a different culture; you can’t pretend to have the answers,” he said. “We should not just work at a parish, but be part of the community.”
Father John J. Stochl John (Jack) Stochl, SJ, died Nov. 6 in St. Louis. He was 92 years old, a Jesuit for 75 years and a priest for 62 years. Born in St. Louis on May 8, 1924, he graduated from St. Louis University High School and entered the Jesuits in Florissant, Mo., on Aug. 17, 1941. He was ordained June 16, 1954. He spent his entire apostolic life in Belize, the Central American country he fell in love with during his regency. His first assignment was to teach at St. John’s College in Belize City, but his interest in Belize’s Garifuna (Carib) ethnic group led him to create a dictionary of their language. He taught for many years at St. John’s College and as weekend missionary to small rural villages. He founded and developed St. John’s Extension College, which provided the equivalent of high school education to many adults. He served as headmaster of St. John’s High School. As Mission Superior for the Jesuits, he worked with other Jesuit superiors of the English-speaking Caribbean to coordinate the Jesuit apostolic work in Jamaica, Guyana and Belize. He began the efforts to bring Jesuit novices from several provinces to Belize for their experiential formation. He had a morning devotional program on Radio Belize for more than 25 years. At the age of 80, he began a pastoral ministry at the Belize Prison and helped in the reformation of the country’s prison system.
Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, 29th superior general of the Society of Jesus, died Nov. 26 in Beirut, Lebanon. He was 87 years old, a Jesuit for 68 years and a priest for 55; he served as superior general from 1983 to 2008. Born in Druten, Netherlands, on Nov. 30, 1928, he lived most of his teen years during the German occupation of the Netherlands. He came to know the Society of 22 JESUITS
Jesus through his secondary studies at Canisius College, and entered the Jesuit novitiate on Sept. 7, 1948. He was sent to Lebanon in 1958, where he dedicated himself to the study of Arabic through direct contact with people. He specialized in Armenian language and literature. He served as both a professor of linguistics at St. Joseph University and as vice-provincial of the Jesuits’ Near East Vice-Province, which includes Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. In 1981, he was appointed as rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, a position he held until his election as superior general in 1983. After his service as superior general, he returned to Beirut, making his home in a Jesuit community, where he served as assistant librarian.
Father Thomas J. Tierney Thomas Tierney, SJ, died Dec. 7 in Opelousas, La. He was 92 years old, a Jesuit for 65 years and a priest for 54 years. Born in Aitkin, Minn., on Nov. 13, 1924, he entered the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1951 at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, La. He was ordained to the priesthood June 13, 1962 and pronounced final vows in 1965 in Shreveport, La. After three years in Jesuit high schools, he spent 10 years in parishes, including service as assistant pastor at the Gesù Church in Miami, Sacred Heart Church in Tampa and Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Antonio. After completing clinical-pastoral training at a large psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., he spent the next 31 years as chaplain at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. He then served in pastoral ministry at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Hot Springs until he moved in 2013 to the Jesuit senior care community in Grand Coteau.
We give thanks for the Jesuits who have gone home to God. Fr. LaCroix
Father John L. Maher John Maher, SJ, died Dec. 21 in St. Louis. He was 73 years old, a Jesuit for 55 years and a priest for 42 years. Born in St. Louis on Aug. 16, 1943, he graduated from St. Louis University High School in 1961 and entered the Jesuit seminary that September. He spent three years teaching at St. John’s College in Belize City, Belize, and came to love the country and its people. After theology studies at Saint Louis University, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 11, 1974, at St. Francis Xavier College Church. Father Maher returned to Belize after ordination and spent most of his ministry there. He taught at St. John’s College from 1976 to 1987, helping to edit and publish the journal Belizean Studies. For many years, he traveled to a remote village to offer Mass and helped the people develop a vibrant Catholic Center. He served for five years as assistant director of the Belize Institute for Social Research and Action and was the founding editor of the diocesan newspaper, serving from 1981 until his death. As director of the diocesan television apostolate, he helped produce the first Catholic TV programs in the country. He also served as director of the communications apostolate for the diocese. He returned to St. Louis in 2015 for a sabbatical, but remained because of poor health.
Father Wilfred L. LaCroix Wilfred (Bill) La Croix, SJ, died Dec. 22, 2016, in St. Louis. He was 83 years old, a Jesuit for 57 years and a priest for 47 years. Born in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 27, 1933, he attended Rockhurst College (now Rockhurst University) in Kansas City for a year before transferring to Marquette University, graduating in 1955. He joined the U.S. Navy and served four years. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1959. Upon completion of several degrees, he was
ordained a Jesuit priest on May 31, 1969 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City and began his primary ministry, teaching philosophy at Rockhurst University, in 1971. At Rockhurst, he was a dedicated and energetic teacher, known for his sense of humor and for the interest he took in his students. With a tenure of almost 40 years, he was a fixture of the Rockhurst Philosophy Department. In addition to teaching, he was very active in leading faculty and staff in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Since February 2011, his mission had been praying for the Church and Society at the Fusz Pavilion in St. Louis.
Father John L. Vessels John (Jack) Vessels died Jan. 19 in Opelousas, La. He was 90 years old, a Jesuit for 72 years and a priest for 59 years. Born in Enid, Okla., on Sept. 16, 1926, he entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1944 in Grand Coteau, La. He was ordained a priest on July 6, 1957 and pronounced his final vows at Jesuit High School in El Paso in 1962. Father Vessels served as the founding principal of Jesuit High School in El Paso, Texas, from 1959 to 1966 before ministering in Brazil for 20 years. He became director of the Apostleship of Prayer for the Archdiocese of São Paulo, which led to his becoming the Apostleship’s international director in Rome. After returning to the U.S. in 1995, he was mainly involved with retreat work at Ignatius Retreat House in Atlanta (1996-2002), Montserrat Retreat House in Lake Dallas, Texas (2004-2006) and Manresa House of Retreats in Convent, La. (2006-2009). From 2009 to 2016, he was chaplain at the Lord’s Ranch in Vado, N.M., and a member of the community at Sacred Heart Parish in El Paso, before moving last summer to the Jesuit retirement community in Grand Coteau. WINTER 2017
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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 Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016. 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 Mr. John H. Bres Mr. Thomas R. Butler Mr. W. Joseph Connolly Mrs. Eleanor P. Cummings Dr. and Mrs. James E. Ebel Mr. Kevin Filter Mrs. Gloria K. Giffords Ms. Tracy Giles Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Hibbeler Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hummel Estate of Anna Hutton Estate of Gertrude J. Kluchin Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. LaBarge Mrs. Athalie G. Macgowan Estate of Frank McGowan Mr. Richard J. Neuenfeldt, Jr Ms. Mary A. O’Connor Mr. Louis G. Raymond Mrs. Julianne M. Reichmeier Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Ross Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Rouleau Dr. and Mrs. Julio P. Ruiz Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Shaughnessy Mr. Paul Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Slattery Mrs. Dorothy Thornhill Mrs. Evangeline M. Vavrick (+) Mr. W. Grant Williams, III Mrs. Rosemary H. Wiltsch Mrs. Becky Woods Anonymous (2) Archdiocese of Milwaukee Col. Andy Mungenast Charitable Trust E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Edward A. Downey Trust Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Foundation Good Shepherd Church Joan and John Vatterott Family Foundation Nelson Family Foundation Society of Saint Vincent de Paul The Frank B. Stewart, Jr Foundation
St. Francis Xavier ($1,000 to $4,999) Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Mr. and Mrs. William A. Arias, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Auffenberg Mr. and Mrs. James Badum Mr. and Mrs. William R. Baker, III
Mr. William M. Barbieri Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Berner, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Borst Mrs. Carol L. Brady Mr. and Mrs. John P. Capellupo Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Castellano Mr. Trent Chambers Mr. Salvadore J. Christiana Dr. Jesus L. Climaco Mr. and Mrs. Steven O. Cordier Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Daly Ms. Kristin M. DeVoe-Talluto Dr. and Mrs. Leopoldo J. Diaz Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Dillard Mrs. Joan J. Doyle Mrs. Adrian G. Duplantier Mr. Donald H. Feirtag Mr. Paul M. Flynn Mrs. Nancy S. Fontenot Mr. and Mrs. Mark Frederick Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Furlong Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Gannon Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. Gauthier Mr. Brian F. Gimlett Mr. Frank W. Gorman, Jr Mr. William E. Gorton Mr. and Mrs. Lorren D. Griffin, Jr Mr. Robert Gutowski Mrs. Kathy L. Hagedorn Mrs. Mary E. Harden Drs. Cheryl and John Hendry Ms. M. Janice Hogan-Schiltgen Mrs. Joann M. Irvine Senator Timothy Kaine and Ms. Anne Holton Mr. James G. Kelley Mr. and Mrs. William S. Kingsley Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Koch Mr. and Mrs. Eric P. Koetting Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Kutz Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Lanagan Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan S. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Glen L. Linvill Mr. and Mrs. John W. Maris Mrs. Elizabeth H. Mast Ms. Ellen D. McCarthy Msgr. Robert McCarthy Dr. and Mrs. Patrick P. McDermott Mrs. Norene M. McIntosh Dr. and Mrs. George Mead Mr. Joel C. Merz Ms. Barbara J. Middleton Mr. Brad Miller Mr. Leo V. Mitchell Dr. Jeanne P. Moon Mr. and Mrs. James F. Moore 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 Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. Munin Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Murphy, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Murphy, Jr Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Murray, Jr Mrs. Jane M. Musick Mr. Gordon F. Neary Mr. Ralph C. Neeb, Jr Mrs. Anita C. Neiner Mr. Francis Nguyen Dr. and Mrs. Lee Nigro Mr. Michael E. Nolan Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Nonnenkamp Ms. Elizabeth D. Oakes Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. Olson, Jr Mr. and Mrs. James B. Oustalet Mr. and Mrs. Jesus M. Pacheco Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Phillips, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Allan M. Pinne Mr. Robert R. Planthold Mrs. Juliana Z. Porter Dr. Mark J. Potts Dr. Michael J. Prejean, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Rataj Mr. Gregory C. Reichle 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. Paul F. Rizzuto Mr. and Mrs. E. James Robertson Estate of Helen and Marie Rotterman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rucinsky Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ruppert Mr. Martin J. Ryan Dr. and Mrs. Lucio Sanchez Mrs. Odessa M. Schaller Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Schmidt Mr. Timothy D. Schofield Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schreiber Mr. and Mrs. James A. Schwai Mr. and Mrs. George G. Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Smith Mr. Joseph E. Snyder Ms. Marianne D. Sondak Mrs. Loretta Gail Stochl Mr. Thomas J. Stochl Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Stroble Mr. and Mrs. Newel C. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. John C. Vatterott, Sr Dr. Warren von Eschenbach Dr. and Mrs. Paul M. Walker Mr. T. Michael Ward Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Weingartner Michael Woods and Joan Pepin Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wunderlich Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Zlatic Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Zuschlag Carl and Theresa Hill Foundation Fordham University Kiblinger Family Charitable Fund LeMoyne College Loyola University Ministry Madigan Family Charitable Fund Manresa House of Retreats Regis Jesuit High School Saint Joseph’s Congregation Saint Joseph’s University Saint Theresa Catholic Church St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
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Christ the Reconciler By Mark Thibodeaux, SJ Christ the Reconciler, who through your life, death, and resurrection has reconciled us to the Prodigal Father, help us to return home. Help us to turn back from our aimless meanderings and to surrender to the Fatherâ€™s merciful embrace. Christ the Reconciler, who brought together Samaritans and Israelites, Roman officials and zealots, tax collectors and fishermen, sinners and saints, help us to join in your work of reconciling all peoples â€“ first to their loving and merciful Creator and then to one another. Help us to bring together people of all faiths. Help us to bring together
political conservatives and political liberals, Protestants and Catholics, the Christian Right and the Christian Left, moguls and migrants, isolationists and immigrants, victims and perpetrators, women and men, the popular and the estranged, the white and the black, the rich and the poor, the sinners and the saints. Christ the Reconciler, who bathed in the Jordan River and retreated to the desert, who was born among
farm animals and who spoke lovingly about the providential growth of fragile seeds, help us to reconcile with the Fatherâ€™s creation. Help us to turn back from the abuse and neglect that we have inflicted upon our skies and rivers, our forests, grasslands and deserts, our plants, rocks and animals. Help us to embrace and restore creation as you did. Christ the Reconciler, reconcile us with our God, our sisters and brothers, and with our universe. Bring us to a New Heaven and a New Earth, where every tear will be wiped away. Amen.
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Denver Day of Reflection
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