|Partners Fall 2011
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F R O M T H E P R O V I N C I A L
A Letter from the Provincial Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, SJ
Idealism is what ultimately draws a man to enter the Jesuit Order; Fr. Kesicki reflects on his own formation, and offers grateful prayers for you, and for your support. (view story).
N E W S
In the news in this issue: The Ignatian Spirituality Project Receives $1 Million Gift to Help Homeless; Christ the King Jesuit College Prep is Featured in Tavis Smiley Documentary: Charis Ministries Launches New Retreats with the Military; The Family of Fr. Marty Connell, SJ, Raises $10,000+ for Africa; St. X Football Program and Fan Base are Nationally Recognized. (view stories)
Also in the news are the following Jesuits and lay partners: Mr. David K. McNulty, Mr. John Sealey, Fr. James Ackerman, SJ, Fr. Patrick Casey, SJ, Fr. James Collins, SJ, Fr. James Collins, SJ, Br. Ralph Cordero, SJ, Fr. David De Marco, SJ, Fr. Mark George, SJ, Fr. Robert Scullin, SJ, Anita Butler, Fr. Daniel Flaherty, SJ, Fr. Louis Lipps, SJ, Fr. Edward Mattimoe, SJ, and Fr. Harold Sommer, SJ. (view stories)
I N T E R N A T I O N A L M I N I S T R I E S
Fr. Provincial Timothy Kesicki, SJ, says, “I extend my gratitude to all those who have helped raise more than $80,000 to date for the Jesuit-sponsored famine relief efforts in Eastern Africa.”
Mr. John Sealey, provincial assistant for international ministries in Wisconsin for 10 years, will add to his role by serving in the same capacity for the Chicago-Detroit Province. (read more).
V O C A T I O N S
This past summer Ryan Masterson, SJ, was asked to be part of the Six-Weeks-a-Jesuit program at Loyola University Chicago. Ryan writes that the program is an immersive experience for men contemplating a vocation to the Society of Jesus, and talks about why he is pursuing an MBA. (read more).
F O R M A T I O N
It’s an honest question: “How did you ever decide to become a Jesuit?”. Fr. Raymond Guiao, SJ, Provincial Assistant for Formation for the Chicago-Detroit Province, writes of his own formation, and explains the stages that he—and every Jesuit— goes through. (view story)
Six Jesuits from the Chicago-Detroit Province professed first vows on August 13, 2011. Gregory Ostdiek, Kevin Embach, Kyle Shinseki, Matthew Lieser, Trevor Beach, and Joshua Peters discuss why they love being Jesuits. (view story)
I N P A R T N E R S H I P
“Jesuits work in such a great range of activities, they welcome lay associates so warmly and, of course, the needs of this broken world are so profound.” John and Barbara Schubert share their story of service alongside the Jesuits and talk about A Faith That Does Justice (view story)
W I T H G R A T I T U D E
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