John H. Rainaldo
Rainaldo, John H.
Jesuit Father John H. Rainaldo died on Aug. 10, 2013, at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 84, a Jesuit for 62 years and a priest for 49 years. Born in Ironwood, Mich., on March 4, 1929, Fr. Rainaldo attended grade school and high school in Hurley, Wis., and Marquette University in Milwaukee. On August 17, 1951, he entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo. Fr. Rainaldo had the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus, Saint Louis University and St. Mary’s College. He was ordained on June 16, 1964, made tertianship in Decatur, Ill., and pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1967.
John H. Rainaldo

Died 10 August 2013

Jesuit Father John H. Rainaldo died on Aug. 10, 2013, at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 84, a Jesuit for 62 years and a priest for 49 years.

Born in Ironwood, Mich., on March 4, 1929, Fr. Rainaldo attended grade school and high school in Hurley, Wis., and Marquette University in Milwaukee. On August 17, 1951, he entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo. Fr. Rainaldo had the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus, Saint Louis University and St. Mary’s College. He was ordained on June 16, 1964, made tertianship in Decatur, Ill., and pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1967.

Fr. Rainaldo had many years of active ministry in a variety of assignments, many of them involving leadership positions. After tertianship he returned to Creighton Prep in Omaha, where he had done regency, and served there as assistant principal, rector/president and alumni director until 1973.

After three years on the staff of the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wis., he spent four years serving as spiritual director of the diocesan priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Fr. Rainaldo was rector of the Marquette High Jesuit Community from 1981 to 1983; director of the Oshkosh Jesuit Retreat House from 1983 to 1990; and director of the Jesuit Seminary Guild in Milwaukee from 1990 to 1994. He was National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer from 1995 to 2003. As Fr. Rainaldo began to experience a number of serious health problems, he continued to do pastoral and retreat ministry in the Milwaukee area, moving to the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in 2006.

A man of great energy and strong convictions, Fr. Rainaldo touched the lives of many people. He struggled with a number of serious health issues in his later years but somehow managed to carry on. At the end, Fr. Rainaldo was ready to entrust himself to the good and gracious Lord he served so well.

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