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Witnessing to the Power of Faith Dear Friends, The church renews itself in every generation. So, too, does the Society of Jesus. Each summer we are reminded of these simple truths as we honor our jubilarians and senior Jesuits for their inspiring lives of service and celebrate the ordinations of our younger Jesuits. The five Jesuits ordained on June 7 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee—Christopher Johnson, John Shea, Paul Shelton, Eric Sundrup, and Nathan Wendt— give us great hope for the future (see pages 4–5). Vatican II offers a rich vision— deeply rooted in both scripture and During the ordination liturgy on June 7, 2014, at Church of the Gesu in tradition—for how the ministerial Milwaukee the ordinands lay priesthood of our ordained priests is prostrate on the floor in response intimately related to the priesthood of to the Bishop’s invitation to prayer. all the baptized in the church, since all This ancient act symbolizes humility, have a share in the one priesthood of obedience, and willingness to live by Jesus Christ. The First Letter of Saint Christ’s example. As the ordinands Peter (2:49) exhorts us all, “Beloved: pray, the People of God sing the Litany of the Saints asking holy Come to him, a living stone, rejected women and men throughout history by human beings but chosen and preto guide them in their ministries. cious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” [emphasis Most of them never could have imagined added]. how God would call on their talents and The ministry of the Jesuits, our colgenerosity when they entered the Society leagues, alumni, and partners is rooted in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, of Jesus. We thank them for their generous and courageous response to God’s call. and grounded in the gift of the Eucharist. May our newly ordained priests folWhen you, our partners, along with all the low the example of our senior Jesuits and faithful, come to participate in the Euchaexperience the biblical hundredfold of haprist, you bring the “stuff of your life”— your lives poured out in love and service to piness promised to those who “leave all” others—and you join that spiritual sacrifice to follow Christ as his disciples. We know they can count on the continued prayers to the one sacrifice of the life of Christ. and support of you, our partners, who have Our older Jesuits offer a remarkable witsupported them throughout their formation. ness to the power of faith and the EuchaOn behalf of our brother Jesuits, we thank rist. In reflecting on their lives, they often you for your prayers and support, and offer speak of a deep peace and joy borne out of you our deep gratitude and prayers. faithful service to God and God’s people.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Brian G. Paulson, SJ Provincial, Chicago-Detroit Province
Thomas A. Lawler, SJ Provincial, Wisconsin Province For more information about the Jesuits and Jesuit works, please visit our website at www.jesuitsmidwest.org.
By the Numbers 563 Midwest Jesuits in the combined 12-state region
1,000+ Guests participated in the
New Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Opens Doors in Milwaukee 2015
he Midwest Jesuits of the Wisconsin and Chicago-Detroit Provinces and the Cristo Rey Network® announce the opening of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee. “This new school represents a few ﬁrsts,” says Fr. Tom Lawler, SJ, provincial of the Wisconsin Province. “It is the ﬁrst ministry of the new province of the Midwest Jesuits; the ﬁrst Cristo Rey school to partner with a Jesuit university (Marquette University); and the ﬁrst coeducational Jesuit secondary school in Milwaukee. Andrew Stith (top), who led the feasibility study, has been named the school’s first president. He previously served as the founding vice president for advancement of Cristo Rey Kansas City and is a Marquette University graduate. Fr. William Johnson, SJ, has been named vice president of strategic growth. He has served as the founding president of Nativity Jesuit Middle School in Milwaukee, student recruiter at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School—Twin Cities, and director of pastoral care for Creighton University’s Institute for Latin American Concern in the Dominican Republic. “Our focus now,” explains Stith, “is building our enrollment, planning our academic and extra-curricular programs, raising additional funds, and working with local businesses to secure student jobs for the work-study program.” The 29th school in the Cristo Rey Network will open its doors in the former St. Florian’s school building at 1215 South 45th Street with an anticipated enrollment of 100 freshmen. The school will add a new freshman class each of the following three years, enrolling 400 young men and women at capacity. n
Andrew Stith, President
Fr. William Johnson, SJ, VP of Strategic Growth
Lenten Mornings of Reflection in 8 cities
6,566 Collective years of service by Jesuits serving at Colombiere and St. Camillus
$7.5 Million Annual costs for health care and assisted living for aged and infirm Jesuits
19 Novices who have begun their Jesuit formation
82 Midwest Jesuits in formation
Loyola University Chicago’s newest alums enjoyed getting together at Chris Lowney’s talk about Pope Francis.
Jesuit Alumni and Friends Network Grows
his spring more than 1,000 Jesuit alumni and friends attended luncheons or events in Midwest cities. The Jesuit Nation in Milwaukee hosted Fr. Paddy Gilger, SJ (Creighton University alum), founding editor of thejesuitpost.org, and Jeremy Langford, Midwest Jesuits’ director of communications and founding editor of jesuitprayer.org. The Detroit group hosted Stephen Henderson (University of Detroit Jesuit High School alum), Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press. The Loyola Club of Cleveland hosted Oliver Luck (alum of Saint Ignatius High School and Gesu Elementary School in Cleveland), athletic director of intercollegiate athletics at West Virginia University, and set a new attendance record of 550. The Chicago group featured Chris Lowney (alum of Regis High School and Fordham University in New York), who spoke about his most recent book, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads (Loyola Press). n
Howard Craig has been named provincial assistant for advancement for the Midwest Jesuits. Most recently, he served in executive leadership at O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, Inc., where he oversaw more than 100 successful campaigns in dioceses throughout the Midwest. Craig succeeds David McNulty of the ChicagoDetroit Province, who now will serve as provincial assistant for operations, and Dan O’Brien of the Wisconsin Province, who now will serve as a regional director of advancement. Br. James Boynton, SJ, has been appointed as provincial assistant for vocations for the ChicagoDetroit Province. He replaces Fr. James Prehn, SJ, who will serve as rector of the Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community. Fr. Daniel McDonald, SJ, who has served as provincial assistant for higher education for the Wisconsin Province, will now serve in the same capacity for the Chicago-Detroit Province. He will work with the six Jesuit universities in the two provinces to collaborate on common projects that serve the larger Jesuit mission. Dr. Michael Lovell has been named 24th president of Marquette University. As the university’s first lay president, he will succeed interim president, Fr. Robert Wild, SJ, and take office on August 1. Fr. Wild will continue at Marquette in advancement. Melodie Wyttenbach has been named president of Nativity Jesuit Middle School in Milwaukee after serving as the school’s principal and interim president. Fr. John Schlegel, SJ, who recently served as president and publisher of America magazine, has been assigned as pastor of Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Fr. Robert (Roc) O’Connor, SJ, who recently served as rector of Creighton University’s Jesuit Community, has been assigned as Gesu’s associate pastor. Fr. Martin Connell, SJ, will serve as rector of Cleveland-area Jesuits. Fr. Lawrence Ober, SJ, has been appointed as vice-superior of St. Ignatius Jesuit Community, Cleveland. He succeeds Fr. James Riley, SJ, who will serve as assistant to the president of University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy and as minister of that community. Fr. Richard Bollman, SJ, joins the staff at Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford assisting with retreat ministry. Previously, he served as pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Cincinnati.
Missioned to Serve at: Colombiere
Fr. Theodore C. Ross, SJ (CDT)
We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God. CDT=Chicago-Detroit Province, please visit www.jesuitsmidwest.org for more information. WIS=Wisconsin Province, please visit www.jesuitpartners.org/SJtribute for more information
Fr. Francis T. Gignac, SJ (CDT) February 2, 1933, to June 4, 2014
Fr. John V. Daly, SJ (aka Fr. Jung Il-woo, SJ) (Originally WIS, then Korea Province) November 21, 1935, to June 2, 2014 Fr. J. Robert Hilbert, SJ (WIS) March 25, 1926, to May 19, 2014
Fr. Richard F. McCaslin, SJ (WIS) July 16, 1934, to May 13, 2014
Fr. J. Cletus Healy, SJ (WIS) October 26, 1917, to April 7, 2014
Fr. Joseph H. Boel, SJ (CDT) August 4, 1927, to April 5, 2014
Fr. James E. Mauel, SJ (WIS) October 31, 1925, to March 17, 2014
Fr. Jeffrey L. Klaiber, SJ (Originally CDT, then Peru Province) January 11, 1941, to March 4, 2014
Fr. John P. Donnelly, SJ (WIS) Fr. Roland J. Teske, SJ (WIS)
To view full obituaries and/or make a gift, please visit our website at www.jesuitsmidwest.org.
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Five Jesuits were ordained priests on June 7, 2014, at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. (From left) Fr. Thomas Lawler, SJ, provincial of the Wisconsin Province; newly ordained Fr. Christopher Johnson and Fr. Eric Sundrup; Most Reverend Richard Sklba, DD, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Milwaukee; newly ordained Fr. Nathan Wendt, Fr. John Shea, and Fr. Paul Shelton; and Fr. Timothy Kesicki, provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province.
Fr. Christopher Johnson, SJ Born: March 7, 1964 Parents: Fredric and Barbara (Moroni) Johnson Siblings: Benjamin Johnson Assignment Following Ordination: Pastoral ministry at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Fr. Christopher Johnson, SJ, 50, was born in Minneapolis and raised in the Saint Paul suburbs. Before joining the Jesuits in 2004, he earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from American University and worked in the executive search industry and in leadership for the Boy Scouts of America. As a Jesuit, Fr. Johnson went on to earn a master’s degree in philosophy and an advanced certificate in spiritual direction from Fordham University, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. Johnson’s formation included teaching assignments at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha and Red Cloud High School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; hospital chaplaincy; mission work in India; parish ministry in adult faith formation and retreats for people experiencing homelessness; and spiritual and retreat direction. “I am grateful for the Church, the Body of Christ, who has made Christ present to me and through the Spirit has afforded me the opportunity to believe and to serve. I am grateful that the members of this body support each other spiritually and materially as each one follows the particular call 4
he or she has received. May we be grateful for the love of God and the aid offered to us by others, and in that gratitude may we receive it and share it all the more.” —Fr. Christopher Johnson, SJ
Fr. John Shea, SJ Born: October 13, 1974 Parents: Rita (Ricci) Shea and the late Francis Shea Siblings: James Shea and Angela Shea Doyle Assignment Following Ordination: Professor at Creighton University.
Fr. John Shea, SJ, 39, grew up just outside Cleveland in the suburb of Willowick. A product of Catholic education, Fr. Shea attended St. Mary Magdalene grade school, Benedictine High School in Cleveland, and John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. While earning his bachelor’s degree in biology, he developed an appreciation for the Jesuits, particularly through an eight-day silent retreat in his senior year. He went on to earn a doctorate in evolutionary biology at The Ohio State University, where he was active in the school’s Newman Center and discerned a vocation to the Jesuits. Three days after handing in his dissertation in 2003, he entered the Society of Jesus. As a novice, he worked with Catholic Charities serving refugee families in San Jose, California. He was next missioned to Loyola University Chicago, where he earned a master’s degree in applied philosophy. For his three-year regency assignment, Fr. Shea taught biology and conducted parasitological research at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. While earning his Master of Divinity degree from
the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, he served as a deacon at the Newman Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a member of the ministerial team at the Apostleship of the Sea, a Catholic ministry operated out of the Port of Oakland, one of the nation’s busiest ports. “I’m most grateful for the many relationships that have formed me as a Jesuit priest. . . . for my family who showed me how to give and receive love in good times and in bad; for my many friends who have journeyed with me at my best and at my worst; for my teachers who inspired me to follow my passions, especially in biology; and for those I’ve encountered in my ministry, including my students who have shaped me into a better teacher. I’m grateful for the Jesuits who showed me how to pray, find God in all things from gelato to parasites to Doctor Who, and live in community. Finally, I’m grateful to God whose overwhelming generosity continues to fill my heart.” —Fr. John Shea, SJ
Fr. Paul Shelton, SJ Born: March 19, 1981 Parents: Geno and Sandra (Frebault) Rains Siblings: Ronald Shelton Assignment Following Ordination: Pastoral ministry at St. Procopius Church in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
Fr. Paul Shelton, SJ, 33, is a native of Columbus, Ohio, where he attended St. Mary German Village Catholic grammar school and St. Charles Preparatory High
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School. The Shelton family, headed by Sandy, a single mother, went through periods of financial hardship, but there were many blessings along the way as friends and neighbors were quick to lend a hand. Because of the example and support of the priests in his parish, Fr. Shelton began to consider a vocation to the priesthood. While studying history and classical languages at Marquette University, Fr. Shelton met the Jesuits for the first time. He started attending daily Mass, was active in community service, and traveled to Haiti for a service project. Ultimately, he joined the Society of Jesus after earning his bachelor’s degree in 2003. Following the novitiate, Fr. Shelton earned a master’s degree in social philosophy from Loyola University Chicago and then taught theology and Latin at Marquette University High School while also coaching cross-country and basketball and working with student government. Missioned next to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Fr. Shelton earned both a Master of Divinity degree and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology while serving as a deacon at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Last summer, he traveled to Bolivia for intensive Spanish language studies, and this summer he will continue his language instruction in Mexico. “I’m grateful to God for loving me into being and surrounding me with so many wonderful people. My mother and my brother continue to be my best friends and biggest supporters. My friends before I joined the Jesuits have been an incredibly loyal bunch who often saw my vocation at times I could not, and those I’ve met since help me want God’s love more. I’m thankful for the Society of Jesus for continuing to gently push me to be the priest and man God desires me to be so that I can accompany people in their own journey of faith.” —Fr. Paul Shelton, SJ
hometown to attend Xavier University, where he first met the Jesuits. His experience of Ignatian contemplation and prayer during a sophomore retreat led him to discern a vocation as a Jesuit priest. While earning his bachelor’s degree in biology, Fr. Sundrup fostered his love for ministry through service groups. Following his graduation in 2003, he entered the Jesuits and quickly discovered a love of Spanish language and culture during a summer trip to Peru. During his Jesuit formation, Fr. Sundrup earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 2008. After studying Spanish at the Instituto de Idiomas de Maryknoll in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and teaching at Colegio Miguel Pro in Tacna, Peru, he was missioned to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, where he taught biology and served as a college counselor. While earning his Master of Divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, he served as a deacon at St. Raymond’s and helped found The Jesuit Post, a website that explores the intersection of faith and culture for a young adult audience. The Jesuit Post’s first book of essays was published this year by Orbis Books. “Formation works and I’m sure it will keep on working in the years to come. Thank you to all the people who make Jesuit formation possible. Looking back over my photos since joining the Jesuits, I can’t help but feel intense gratitude for the countless people who have made my vocation possible. As I’ve learned over and over, God always goes above and beyond. All those faces provide a concrete witness to the diverse community that makes up the Church that I have been called to serve. This wonderful, holy, crazy communion of witnesses will be in my daily prayers. It will be an amazing privilege to serve the people of God as a Jesuit priest.” —Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ
Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ
Fr. Nathan Wendt, SJ
Born: May 26, 1981 Parents: Mark and Diane (McHargue) Sundrup Siblings: Michael Sundrup and Timothy Sundrup Assignment Following Ordination: Pastoral ministry at St. Mary Student Parish at the University of Michigan.
Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ, 33, is a native of Cincinnati. After graduating from La Salle High School, Fr. Sundrup remained in his
Born: October 17, 1978 Parents: Charles and Andrea (Sikora) Wendt Assignment Following Ordination: Pastoral ministry at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit.
Fr. Nathan Wendt, SJ, 35, is a native of Cleveland, where he attended Saint Ignatius High School and first came to know the Jesuits. After graduating in 1997, he went on to Marquette University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in commu-
nications in 2001. While at Marquette, he worked with the school’s Justice program to promote Ignatian spirituality and social justice issues across Jesuit universities, eventually serving as the organization’s president. Following graduation, he worked as a promotions director for a group of radio stations in Omaha and in marketing for a manufacturing company in Milwaukee. Having been raised in a devoutly Catholic Polish-American family, Fr. Wendt
I am grateful for the countless people who support the formation of Jesuits … had considered the priesthood at various times in his life. Through meetings with a spiritual director after college, he discerned that God was calling him to the Jesuits. He entered the Society of Jesus in 2003. After the novitiate, Fr. Wendt earned a master’s degree in social philosophy from Loyola University Chicago and was then missioned to teach at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School—Twin Cities in Minneapolis. He coordinated the school’s work-study program and helped with client recruitment, retention, assessments, and coaching of students. In 2011, Fr. Wendt was missioned to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, where he earned both a Master of Divinity degree and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology while serving in the prison chaplaincy program at MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole, Massachusetts. During his Jesuit formation, Fr. Wendt also worked for a juvenile detention center in Minneapolis and for a federal corrections center in Chicago. “The practice of Ignatian spirituality has formed me to recognize that the way of proceeding in all things of life is to first begin with gratitude—and gratitude is how I approach this new phase of service as a Jesuit priest. I am grateful for my family, whose love enabled me to find a relationship with Christ that moved me into this vocation of service. I am grateful for all my friends who call me into being a better man and disciple, and for my Jesuit companions who challenge me to seek what is greater. I am grateful for the countless people who support the formation of Jesuits, enabling me to live a life in community, become more educated in the faith and the world, and serve where there is great need. In God’s abundance of love and grace, I offer a simple ‘thank you’ and continued desire to be near Christ.” —Fr. Nathan Wendt, SJ n
he Society of Jesus places a special emphasis on honoring Jesuit jubilarians for their generous and faith-filled lives of service. Each year we ask our Golden Jubilarians celebrating 50 years in the Society to pick a word that captures their lives as a Jesuit and to write an accompanying reflection. Below are selections and words of wisdom from our living legends. For more, please visit our website at www.jesuitsmidwest.org.
Amazement That’s the word which captures a great deal about my Jesuit life! I’m amazed at the effort God has expended upon me, in terms of showing me compassion in my weaknesses and sinfulness, and in terms of calling me and fashioning me, nonetheless, to be an instrument for some good. —Fr. Richard Baumann, SJ
Faith God has blessed me with many heroes in my journey towards God, and, now in my 50th year, Pope Francis has appeared like a miracle as a new hero in my life. Through his openness, energy, simplicity, and optimism, he is inspiring me in continuing to fulfill my ordination dream of together building a world richer in love and faith. Praise God! —Fr. Terry Brennan, SJ
Gratitude I heard it said some time ago that “an attitude of gratitude” is the best single directive for any practice of faith or spirituality. This is certainly true for my life as a Jesuit for the past 50 years. . . . Through the Society, I have been given the compassion, mercy, strength, and spirit of Christ, in abundance, since taking my first vows. —Fr. Leon Klimczyk, SJ
Consoling While there have been ups and downs in my 50 years as a Jesuit, I would say the one word that most describes my time as a Jesuit is “consoling.” I cannot imagine making more of a difference in the world and in people’s lives than I have been able to as a Jesuit—whether as a teacher, vocation director, or administrator. —Fr. Warren Sazama, SJ
Care What is new and innovative has always attracted me. I had no idea when, out of high school at St. Xavier I entered Milford Novitiate, that so much in the Church and especially in the Society would be reawakened and newly directed. God’s care continues as invitation and challenge, a great time to be a Jesuit. How amazingly wonderful to be invited—by God, I believe—to Jesuit life! —Fr. Jim Stoeger, SJ
God’s Good Pleasure My years in the Society have been marked by significant changes in the Society and in the Church. Through all of them I have felt God’s guidance, although I must admit I didn’t always, or even often, recognize it at the time. But in the end I’ve ended up somehow near where I ought to be—in God’s good pleasure. . . . Encouraging thought and guiding that process for students in their first year of college, through students writing their dissertations, has been a gift to me. Writing and doing research has been a kind of asceticism, the asceticism of delayed pay-offs. . . . But certainly the best of all gifts, of God’s good pleasure, has been the companionship of that menagerie that is the Society, in all its variety. —Fr. Tom Tobin, SJ
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experience mild spiritual paralysis— a dull dread rising from the pit of my stomach—whenever I recognize that the evil spirit has lulled me down a deceptive path. “All right Lord, I want to get rid of the evil spirit’s hold on my life. I want to uproot the bad, and give space for the good to grow again!” But it is not always easy to tell what is the most prudent first step in turning from the bad. In Jesus’ parable of the Wheat and Weeds (Matthew 13:24–30), a sower spreads good seed to grow a healthy field of wheat. But in the dark of night, an enemy sows weeds among the wheat. The Greek word used for weeds is zizania, which refers to a particular Eurasian grass, the darnel. Darnel resembles wheat at first—except its grains are black. Only later does darnel show itself for what it really is—a poisonous weed. “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” He answered, “An enemy has done this.”
By Joseph Simmons, SJ
This parable is prime material for considering Ignatian discernment of spirits. Young St. Ignatius was a man of the court, a gambler, and a vain soldier. Young Inigo knew well the ways of the world. But all that would change. While recuperating from a cannonball injury at his family castle in Loyola, Ignatius became attentive to the different movements of spirits pulling at his attention. After spending time considering the delights of a life of personal success, Ignatius would begin to feel stale, dissatisfied, and empty. When meditating on the life of Christ and the saints, however, he was filled with lasting peace, joy, and a desire to dedicate himself to God. He came to call this latter feeling spiritual consolation—a growth in faith, hope, and love of God. Whatever was contrary to this he called spiritual desolation. Ignatius recorded these and further spiritual insights in what became his Rules for the Discernment of Spirits, in the Spiritual Exercises. Here he delves into the strategies of the good spirit and the evil spirit. The latter he calls the “Enemy of Human Nature,” who knows how to masquerade as the good spirit and redirect our energy and attention away from God.
“Then do you want us to go and gather them?” But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest.” We are faced with tensions in our life of faith. The balance between a healthy striving toward perfection for God, and making peace with certain “weeds among the wheat,” is one of those dynamics. Jesus’ parable is an invitation to a mature patience, recalling that the task is not ours to pull out the weeds, lest we also tear out the good wheat. Let the grace be to recognize what is from the Sower, and what is not—and to be patient as we grow into greater life in Christ. n Mr. Joseph Simmons, SJ, is a contributor to The Jesuit Post, a website (and book) edited by young Jesuits. Having completed regency assignments at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis and Creighton University in Omaha, he will begin theology studies this fall at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. This summer he is working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Malta, ministering to detained refugees from Eritrea and Somalia. This reflection was originally published on www.JesuitPrayer.org.
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Words of Encouragement for Our Newly Ordained Jesuits … congratulations
Very robust to Christopher, John, Paul, Eric, and Nathan on your ordinations. Praying the Lord’s Blessings on your ministries.
Having had a Jesuit education, at Marquette University, I came to appreciate the formation and dedication of the Jesuits I met and/or had as teachers. So it is good to see all of you continuing the journey. —Mary Utschig
—Terry Azeltine, Ignatian Associate
Congratulations! But most of all
THANK YOU!!! For the last 10
years Jesuits have been my spiritual directors, teachers of prayer, retreat directors, pastors (the Jesuits here in Slovenia offer Mass in English!) confessors, baptizers of my 9-year-old son and of my grandson, and good friends of our family.
—Sharon Mussomeli (writing from Slovenia where her husband, Joseph Mussomeli, is serving as US Ambassador)
God bless you in your
ministry. I was educated by the Jesuits in Denver and Seattle and that was the greatest gift and challenge. Keep up the great work Jesuits have been known for these many years. I pray for the Society every day as part of my prayer ministry. —Br. John Peto, OSB
My husband Pat and I extend our congratulations on your ordination!
Thank you for answering God’s call to serve as a Jesuit.
You will continue to be in our prayers. May God bless you as you serve him! —Debbie Lynch
Congratulations, Fathers of
the Society of Jesus! How blessed is the Midwest (my original home is Detroit) to have your vocations. God bless you for many years to come as you minister to the People of God! — Blanche Premo-Hopkins
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Jesuit Jubilarians celebrating 50 years in the Society – from left, Richard Baumann, Tom Tobin, Leon Klimczyk, Jim Stoeger, Warren Sazama, Mike Flecky, Terry Brennan, Jim Schulz, Bob Scullin, Jerry Overbeck, Pat McAteer, and Phil Grib. Jubilarians not pictured: Chuck Burns, Darrell Burns, Jerry Pryor, and Harry Sanford.
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