More Spiritual Wisdom from Our Jesuit Lenten Speakers
Each Lent the Midwest Jesuits host days of prayer and reflection for friends and benefactors (learn more). So many of our attendees have asked for “more” that we’ve pulled together additional resources from some of our Jesuit presenters.
We invite all to enjoy the videos, and, as always, we welcome your feedback and ideas. We will update this page as new materials become available.
My Vocation Story
Fr. Michael Christiana, SJ Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis Originally presented June 2010
Saint Ignatius’ Examen Prayer and “Living Ignatian”
Fr. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ President of Loyola Academy Originally presented May 2012
Fr. David Meconi, SJ Professor of Patristics, Saint Louis University Holy Thursday, originally presented in 2013
My Vocation Story
Fr. David Meconi, SJ Professor of Patristics, Saint Louis University Originally Presented by the Ignatian News Network, November 2013
Understanding the “Magis”
Fr. Lawrence Ober, SJ Art History Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland
August 21, 2018 – As we reckon with the Grand Jury report on sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania and the failures of bishops to protect the children entrusted to their care, our hearts and prayers—first and foremost—are with the victim-survivors.
January 17, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Eugene F. Merz, SJ, who was called to eternal life on January 16, 2019, around 5:30 a.m. Gene died at Zilber Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was eighty-seven years old, a Jesuit for seventy years, and a priest for fifty-seven years.
January 16, 2019 — It was a homecoming fifty years in the making. In 2016, Fr. Casey Bukala, SJ, moved to the Colombiere Center near Detroit, where elder Jesuits live in community, receive the healthcare they need, and pray for the Church and the Society. It was not Fr. Bukala’s first time at Colombiere, however.
January 9, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John “Jack” R. Crocker, SJ, who died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.