News
"Mike was a respected administrator and a familiar figure to thousands of Creighton students who remember him occupying his favorite bench on campus."
In Memoriam: Fr. Michael G. Morrison, SJ

May 25, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Michael G. Morrison, SJ, who was called to eternal life on May 24, 2018, at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 81 years old. May he rest in peace. 

Born in Green Bay, WI on March 9, 1937, Mike attended grade school and high school in Green Bay, Wis., before entering the Society on August 8, 1955. He had the usual Jesuit course of studies - novitiate in Oshkosh WI, juniorate in Grand Coteau LA, philosophy in St. Louis, Mo., and theology in St. Marys, Kan., and St. Louis, Mo. Mike was ordained on June 6, 1968, made tertianship in St. Paul, Minn., and pronounced his final vows on February 2, 1976. He was awarded a Ph.D. in American History by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971.

Mike did regency at Creighton Prep in Omaha Neb. Almost all his years of active ministry after doctoral studies were devoted to the ministry of higher education. From 1971 to 1977 Mike taught history and began his time as an administrator at Marquette University in Milwaukee. From 1977 to 1981 he taught history and served as Academic Vice President at Creighton University in Omaha. In 1981 he became President of Creighton University and had a major impact on that University over the next nineteen years. After his retirement as President in 2000, Mike spent a few years in retreat ministry at the Oshkosh Jesuit Retreat House but soon returned to university teaching. From 2003 to 2009 he taught history at Marquette University and Creighton University. Declining health led to his moving to St. Camillus in 2009.

Mike was a respected administrator and a familiar figure to thousands of Creighton students who remember him occupying his favorite bench on campus. He served on numerous boards and was a province consultor for many years. All his life he was a voracious reader. May the good Lord welcome him to the fullness of life in his presence.  

Wake:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
St. Camillus
10201 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI

Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
St. Camillus

Burial:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
3801 W. Morgan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI





Recent News

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 19, 2018 — On Oct. 20, the Catholic Church will beatify Jesuit Father Tiburcio Arnaiz Muñoz in Málaga, Spain, where he is recognized as “apostle of the city.”

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.

October 15, 2018 — After six months of construction work, the relocation and restoration of Our Lady of Peace Chapel on Xavier’s campus is complete.

October 14, 2018 — Today, Pope Francis canonized a pope and a martyr: Pope John Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Jesuits Summer 2018

Jesuits Spring 2018

Jesuits Fall/Winter 2017



Jesuit Spiritual Center
The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford spreads over 37 park-like acres overlooking the Little Miami River, 30 minutes east of Cincinnati.