News
Fr. Timothy Howe, SJ
Fr. Timothy Howe, SJ, Named President of Colegio San Ignacio

January 11, 2018 — The board of directors of Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, the Jesuit secondary school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has appointed Jesuit Father Timothy Howe to serve as the school’s next president, effective July 1, 2018. He succeeds Jesuit Father Flavio Bravo, who has served as interim president since March 2016. 

Fr. Howe is an experienced school leader, having served as president of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati since 2009. He previously spent 10 years as pastor of St. Procopius Parish in Chicago. He is a member of Colegio San Ignacio’s board of directors, so he knows the school and its environment well. 

The search for Colegio’s next president was a global effort, as the board set their sights on a Jesuit educator with international experience who is fully committed to Jesuit and Catholic education and who communicates easily in both Spanish and English.  

“We have sought candidates from many countries,” said Jesuit Father Ronald Mercier, provincial of the Jesuits' Central and Southern Province. “Fr. Timothy Howe brings many gifts. He has worked in many places, including Spain. He is a gifted educator, who has led one of our largest high schools (St. Xavier) and has nourished its excellent tradition. He has ministered in both English and Spanish. Most importantly, he is a man of deep faith, a generous Jesuit.”

Fr. Mercier also expressed deep gratitude for Fr. Bravo’s service. “Fr. Bravo has served the Colegio community very well during a time of major transitions and most recently as the Colegio has recovered from the effects of Hurricane Maria. He has given himself generously to the work of strengthening the Colegio and preparing for the future. On behalf of the Society of Jesus and the whole Colegio family, I want to thank him for his generous and wise leadership.”

Fr. Bravo will continue in his role as superior of the Jesuit Community in Puerto Rico. [Source: Central and Southern Province]





Recent News

August 10, 2018 — If Dr. Seuss wrote the biography of St. Ignatius of Loyola, it would look like “Audacious Ignatius,” a new children’s book created by two longtime Jesuit educators.

August 6, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Father Charles "Chuck" F. Burns, SJ, who was called to eternal life on August 2, 2018. Chuck died at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was eighty-one years old, a Jesuit for almost fifty-four years, and a priest for forty-six years.

August 6, 2018 — Last month, 61 refugees in Kenya and Malawi earned diplomas from Regis University through the Jesuit Worldwide Learning program.

July 26, 2018 — Father Urmston received a proclamation from the City Council of Cincinnati for his peace and justice efforts on June 27.

July 18, 2018 — After nine years of Jesuit formation, it is still clear to me that my Jesuit formation actually started with my parents. Even before I joined the Society of Jesus, my parents’ quiet and steadfast persistence in their work, family, and faith had modeled the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

July 17, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Walter "Wally" J. Stohrer, SJ, who was called to eternal life on July 14, 2018. Wally died at St. Camillus senior Jesuit healthcare community, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was eighty-eight years old, a Jesuit for sixty-nine years, and a priest for fifty-six years.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Jesuits Summer 2018

Jesuits Spring 2018

Jesuits Fall/Winter 2017



Charis Ministries
Founded in 2000, Charis Ministries reaches those in their 20s and 30s throughout the country, nurturing their faith through retreats based in Ignatian spirituality.