November 26, 2014 — From the Sisters of St. Joseph to the Dominicans, from diocesan priests to Jesuits, religious vocations in the Catholic Church will be celebrated in 2015, which Pope Francis has named as the Year of Consecrated Life.
Over 170 Jesuit alums were in attendance to hear Kevin Willer on October 27, 2014 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Kevin is a partner at Chicago Ventures, and previously CEO of 1871, and co-founder of the Google Chicago Office.
“What’s going to happen to me? Where will I sleep? Will I be kidnapped? Will people understand me? Will they even care to try?” With these questions in mind, thirty dollars and a one-way bus ticket in his pocket, Dan Dixon, SJ prepared to embark on a month-long pilgrimage. This is his story.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother Fr. Gerald T. Regan, S.J., who was called to eternal life on October 23, 2014. He was 83 years old, a Jesuit for 65 years, and a priest for 50 years. Most knew him as Jerry, and later as G.T.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life Fr. Bill Harmless, S.J., who was called to eternal life on October 14, 2014. Bill died suddenly and unexpectedly while out for an evening walk. He was 61 years old, a Jesuit for 36 years, and a priest for 27 years.
In June, 2015, Adam DeLeon, SJ, will be ordained a Jesuit priest, the culmination of a journey that began a decade ago. Eric Immel, SJ, began his own formation as a Jesuit when he joined the Society of Jesus as a novice in 2011. In these reflections, they recall experiences that changed the way they looked at themselves-- and at the world.
The Photographic Society of America, a world-wide organization with 6000 members, presented Don Doll, S.J., with their highest photojournalism award at a banquet held in Albuquerque, NM, on October 3rd.
I was fortunate to spend my summer in Northeast India. The Wisconsin Province has a long relationship with the Kohima Region, and it was my turn to make the trip, working and living with Jesuits who truly go to the frontiers. Here’s just a short story about one night in a village in Northeast India.
"What are the differences between a job, a career, and a vocation?" Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, currently in First Studies at Loyola University Chicago, reflects on his desire to serve others through his Jesuit vocation.
The Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus offers deepest gratitude to our friends, benefactors, partners, and companions for their generous support. Click here to read the annual Honor Roll in pdf format
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Michael A. Evans, S.J. (CDT), who died on Monday, September 1, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was 60 years old. May he rest in peace.
Jesuit Father Brian Paulson’s childhood in northern Illinois nurtured and inspired his Jesuit vocation. These lessons have carried him through his life as a Jesuit, from vocation director to high school president to his new role as provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province Jesuits.
On behalf of our two Provinces and the world-wide Society of Jesus, we would like to thank and congratulate all of our Jubilarians this year, especially our Golden Jubilarians, for the generous and faith-filled lives of service they have offered to the Church and the Society over many years.