Walsh Jesuit High School: What distinguishes a high school as belonging to the Jesuit mission?
The Spiritual Exercises are a central tool in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit formation.
What does a Jesuit provincial have in common with a former Wisconsin
governor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, an Emmy-nominated comedian, a former president of Mexico, and a groundbreaking physician? All attended Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Those mentioned above are Midwest Jesuits provincial, Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ; Governor Patrick Lucey; Garry Wills(author of Lincoln at Gettysburg); George Wendt (best known as “Norm” on the sitcom Cheers); President Vicente Fox; and James West, MD (who served on the team that performed the world’s first human organ transplant and became a pioneer in addiction treatment).
When representatives from Cristo Rey came to my Catholic grade school, I knew right away. They said they had a 100 percent graduation rate, and that really caught my attention. I double-checked with a guy in my neighborhood who was a senior there, and he told me it was true and gave me some good advice. After I visited, I knew it was the place for me.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola had many things to say about leadership, so it’s not hard to imagine why Jesuit-educated people of faith take those lessons and apply them to leadership roles within the broader Church; nor is it hard to imagine that Jesuit-educated people of faith would contribute their talent to institutions working Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, for the greater glory of God. John Liston, executive director of Serra International and a Loyola University Chicago law graduate, has dedicated his life to his work int he promotion of vocations. Liston says, “I rely on the theological under pinning sinter woven into my education in the law.
Jesuit schools in Chicago, Detroit, and South Dakota — and others across the Midwest — rose swiftly to meet COVID-19 challenges
How can I repay the LORD for all the good that he has done for me (Ps. 116:12)? That is a great question! Indeed, it’s one that resonates deeply in my heart as I look back on 11 years of Jesuit formation— and as I look forward to the great adventure of love and service that lies ahead as a priest of Jesus Christ. Truth be told, this adventure began long ago: in my mother’s womb and in my family’s arms, which have always nurtured me with such tender devotion.
As I reflect upon my ordination to the priesthood and on the past ten years of my Jesuit formation, I am grateful to God for the gift of my vocation; grateful to my family for supporting me in this vocation choice; grateful to my friends, especially the ones I have made while a Jesuit, for sustaining me during my vocation training; and grateful to the benefactors of the Society of Jesus for making all of my formation financially possible.
By Grace Rice Many orders of priests have a corresponding order of sisters. The Jesuits do not—although numerous orders of sisters were founded by Jesuits. While this may seem like a major contrast between the Jesuits and other orders such as the Dominicans and Franciscans, one might argue that it enables the Jesuits to have …
By Michael Austin It’s been 40 years since J. R. R. Tolkien scholar Mike Witt received the letter. Today the single page enjoys a place in one of the world’s largest collections of Tolkien materials, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and late last year it appeared in Volume 16 of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly …