A native of Cincinnati, Father Raterman attended Holy Family grammar and middle school before attending Elder High in Cincinnati for two years. After completing two years at Elder High, Fr. Raterman transferred to St. Xavier High where he graduated in 1942. His time at St. Xavier started him down the path to becoming a Jesuit, and he quickly entered the novitiate in Milford, Ohio, in 1942.
Early in 2013, Grace McGrath realized a long-held dream to visit India. While gaining even more than she imagined possible, she also discovered a new dream: to support the work of Jesuits educating poor (often orphaned) children living in the northeastern part of the country.
Brian G. Paulson will begin his tenure as provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province on June 19, 2014. In preparation for this mission, Brian will take a sabbatical from February 14 until June 19, 2014. While Brian is on sabbatical, Kevin H. Flaherty will be the acting rector of the Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community until Father General names a new rector for the community and a date is established for his term.
Please join us as we honor all of our Jubilarians in the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces; we include brief reflections by our golden jubilarians on how they have answered God’s call as Jesuits.
Shukran is Swahili/Arabic for "Gratitude". We have much to be thankful for with our cooperative link with the Eastern Africa Province composed of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and North and South Sudan.
The Jesuits work in more than 130 countries throughout the world, in a variety of spiritual, social and educational apostolates, always present on the frontiers of faith and culture. Fr. Jorge Eduardo Serrano-Ordoñez, SJ, is hoping to bridge the gap.
GoodNews Link: Faith and joy. That is how more than 80,000 students have an opportunity to view their education in 72 primary and secondary schools associated with the Society of Jesus in Peru. "Good news like this continues to come out of this country, even amid great poverty," says Francisco Ibañez.
The Wisconsin Province Jesuits have cooperated with the Kohima Region since 2002. The Jesuits of the ethnically and geographically diverse Kohima region have worked tirelessly and faced the challenges posed by rural, mountainous terrain, a 50% literacy rate, and 240 distinct languages.
Good News Link: John Madden (not to be confused with the former NFL coach of that name) received a football scholarship to Marquette University. That scholarship enabled him to study at a place where he was "deeply impressed by the work of the Jesuits. I had a wonderful experience and made great friends at Marquette."