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.
April 19, 2018 — Father Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, will join Creighton University on August 1.
April 18, 2018 — We as a Church commemorate the moment Jesus went into the wilderness of the desert because the Spirit was leading him (Mk 1:12). I find the image of the Spirit leading Jesus powerful and true for all of us. My vocation in the Society has been where I am able to see the Spirit leading me beyond my awareness in the moment.
April 17, 2018 — Vanessa Solis, who has worked tirelessly to grow the elementary school of Nativity Jesuit Academy, will assume the position of principal on July 1, 2018.
April 16, 2018 — Young adults interested in a year of intentional community and service can now apply for the 2018-19 Ignatius House cohort in Cincinnati, Ohio.
April 10, 2018 — Creighton University is now the steward of the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible.
April 5, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. James E. Chambers, SJ, who died on April 3, 2018, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 93 years old. May he rest in peace.
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