In Memoriam
Tom will be remembered with gratitude by the many patients and nursing staff to whom he ministered. He was a much beloved, quiet, and gentle Jesuit priest. The St. Louis Cardinals now have one of their biggest fans cheering them on from heaven.
In Memoriam: Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ, who died on Monday, August 8, 2016, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 82 years old, a Jesuit for 63 years, and a priest for 51 years.

Born in Milwaukee on July 14, 1934, Tom attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Marquette University High School before entering the Society at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo., on August 17, 1952. He had the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus, Saint Louis University, and St. Mary's College. Tom was ordained a priest on June 8, 1965, made tertianship from 1966 to 1967, and pronounced final vows on April 22, 1971.

Tom did his regency at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. After tertianship, he was a teacher and counselor at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha from 1967 to 1972. Beginning in 1973, he ministered for almost 25 years as a hospital chaplain in various locations: Pontiac, Mich.; Green Bay, Wis.; St. Louis; Omaha; and Washington, D.C. Tom spent a total of 11 years as a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, and from 1997 to 2013, he served as chaplain of the Creighton University School of Nursing. In 2013, declining health brought him to St. Camillus, where he remained until his death.

Tom will be remembered with gratitude by the many patients and nursing staff to whom he ministered. He was a much beloved, quiet, and gentle Jesuit priest. The St. Louis Cardinals now have one of their biggest fans cheering them on from heaven.

VISITATION
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
5:30 p.m.
San Camillo Chapel
10200 W. Bluemound Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI

FUNERAL
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
7 p.m.
San Camillo Chapel
10200 W. Bluemound Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI





Recent News

January 17, 2018 — “If I saw You on the street / and You said come and follow me…” These words from the song “You Can Have Me” by Sidewalk Prophets came on the radio one summer day. I had just graduated from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and the words spoke to me in a life-changing way.

January 11, 2018 — Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, the Jesuit secondary school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has appointed Fr. Timothy A. Howe, SJ, to serve as the school’s next president.

January 10, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Thomas F. Ankenbrandt, SJ, who died on January 8, 2018, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.

January 9, 2018 — Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School has selected Fr. William Verbryke, SJ, as its 12th president.

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. James E. O'Reilly, SJ, who died on January 5, 2018, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 91 years old. May he rest in peace.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Jesuits Fall/Winter 2017

Jesuits Summer 2017

Jesuits Spring 2017



Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House is located on 80 acres of gently rolling meadows and wooded countryside just 35 miles northwest of Chicago.