2014 Ordinands (in order of photo) Christopher P. Johnson, SJ; Eric M. Sundrup, SJ; John F. Shea, SJ; Nathan C. Wendt, SJ; and Paul J. Shelton, SJ.
Ordination 2014: Celebrating Our New Jesuit Priests
Pope Francis has said that Jesuits always look toward the horizon with Christ at the center, which "pushes the Society to be searching, creative, and generous."
This year, the Society of Jesus in the United States welcomes 19 new priests to work creatively and generously in the vineyard of the Lord.
In the Midwest, the following five Jesuits were ordained on June 7, 2014, at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee by the Most Reverend Richard Sklba, DD, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Milwaukee: (in order of cover photo)
, Christopher P. Johnson , Eric M. Sundrup , John F. Shea , and Nathan C. Wendt .
Paul J. Shelton
We invite you to celebrate our new Jesuit priests by viewing highlights of their ordination Mass (below) and reading more about them by clicking their names above.
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August 27, 2018 — Twenty-six Jesuit novices in Canada and the United States, including seven men from the Midwest Jesuits, professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience this month.
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The Sioux Spiritual Center, nestled amid the hills of western South Dakota, is the heart of the Diocese of Rapid City’s efforts to develop native clergy and leadership on the reservations.