Dave was instrumental in rehabbing the original Cristo Rey Jesuit High School building in Chicago in time for opening day in August 1996.
In Memoriam: Br. David L. Henderson, SJ
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Br. DavidL. Henderson, SJ, who died at 6:30 p.m. onFriday, March 6, 2015, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston,Mich. He was 71 years old. May he rest in peace. Dave was born on October 27, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. Heentered the Society of Jesus on September 1, 1971, at ColombiereCollege in Clarkston, Mich. He took final vows on May 13,2000 at St. Procopius Church in Chicago, Ill. Dave graduated from Loyola Academy in Wilmette in 1961. Before entering he studied atthe University of Notre Dame from 1961-1963 and he was in the Marine Corps Reservefrom 1965-1971. After entering the Society, Dave obtained a Bachelor's Degree inPhilosophy (with a minor in Religious Education) from the University of Detroit (1975).From 1977-1981 he studied Theology at Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago. In 1986Dave changed grades from scholastic to brother. Dave spent most of his time as a Jesuit teaching and counseling students and managingfacilities. During his regency, Dave taught religious education at St. Xavier High School inCincinnati (1975-1977). He spent 13 years as a student counselor at Loyola Academy inWilmette (1982-1985 and 1986-1996). Dave was instrumental in rehabbing the originalCristo Rey Jesuit High School building in Chicago in time for opening day in August 1996.He then served as the facilities manager at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago for 13years (1996-2009). In addition to working with students and managing facilities, Dave spent a year as anassistant to the rector and minister at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago (1981-1982) anda year assisting Br. Joe Rastetter in rehabbing buildings among the poor in Cincinnati(1985-1986). He was an auxiliary consultor for the Chicago Province (1979-1980 and1991-1995). He also was instrumental in the annual rental of the Chicago-area villa inMichigan City, Indiana.Dave moved to Colombiere Center in 2009 to deal with health issues.
August 21, 2018 — Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".
October 17, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas "Tom" S. McShane, SJ, who was called to eternal life on October 16, 2018. He was eighty-nine years old, a Jesuit for seventy-one years, and a priest for fifty-eight years.
What can all happen while sharing a meal together? For Christ, it was when he gave of himself at the Last Supper; for me, it is where I realized I needed to give of myself and enter the Jesuits as well as experienced unity among diversity.