January 5, 2014 – National Migration Week focuses on helping migrants, especially children, the undocumented, refugees, and victims of human trafficking. Often at risk of violence or exploitation, these vulnerable populations need support so they can thrive.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Robert C. Dressman, S.J. (CDT), who died at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. May he rest in peace.
A native of Cincinnati, Father Raterman attended Holy Family grammar and middle school before attending Elder High in Cincinnati for two years. After completing two years at Elder High, Fr. Raterman transferred to St. Xavier High where he graduated in 1942. His time at St. Xavier started him down the path to becoming a Jesuit, and he quickly entered the novitiate in Milford, Ohio, in 1942.
Early in 2013, Grace McGrath realized a long-held dream to visit India. While gaining even more than she imagined possible, she also discovered a new dream: to support the work of Jesuits educating poor (often orphaned) children living in the northeastern part of the country.
Brian G. Paulson will begin his tenure as provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province on June 19, 2014. In preparation for this mission, Brian will take a sabbatical from February 14 until June 19, 2014. While Brian is on sabbatical, Kevin H. Flaherty will be the acting rector of the Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community until Father General names a new rector for the community and a date is established for his term.
Please join us as we honor all of our Jubilarians in the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces; we include brief reflections by our golden jubilarians on how they have answered God’s call as Jesuits.