Mike Flecky, SJ
Mike Flecky, SJ

Vision

Born November 23, 1946
Entered August 14, 1964
Resides Omaha, NE


Vision: the experience of being touched by the light of faith, nature, reason, spirit. I think I have always been a visual person, though it was not until my early years in the Society of Jesus, when I had the opportunity for prayer, reflection, and peaceful appreciation of God’s gifts, that I became aware of how much I was touched by the power of images seen and imagined, remembered and gratefully recalled.

  
I feel extremely fortunate to have been blessed by powerful and happy pictures from childhood, early education, family and friends, sacraments and liturgy, time spent in the outdoors, and the rich days of early formation with good friends in the fields and lakes surrounding Jesuit College in Minnesota. These experiences became part of my daily prayer and accompanied my experiences of God’s love in a way that has remained with me all my Jesuit life. The gift of contemplation and the revelation of a powerful presence of God’s creative love in my life, as well as in the lives of so many people that I have been privileged to know and serve and accompany, have remained mysterious visual sources of direction and nourishment throughout my days as a Jesuit.

I also feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to follow my interests in literature, art, and photography while teaching for many years with students of all ages, most particularly for many years with students at Creighton Universityand with fellow visual artists around the country. I have been able to share my own enthusiasm for creative vision while helping students come to a greater awareness and appreciation of the beauty of the world in which they have been created and toward finding the mystery of God’s love in their lives.




CELEBRATING 75 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
John Kleinhenz, SJ

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
R. Gerard Albright, SJ John Bernbrock, SJ Matthew Creighton, SJ
James O’Reilly, SJ   Ralph Talkin, SJ

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
William Bichl, SJ Leo Cachat, SJ Francis Canfield, SJ
M. Joseph Casey, SJ Anthony Dagelen, SJ Frederick Deters, SJ
Norman Dickson, SJ John Foley, SJ William Gerut, SJ
Justin Kelly, SJ George Lane, SJ Patrick Murphy, SJ
Richard Murphy, SJ Theodore Ross, SJ John Saliba, SJ
Charles Stang, SJ George Traub, SJ Richard Twohig, SJ
James Von Tobel, SJ James Warosh, SJ Robert Welsh, SJ

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Patrick Fairbanks, SJ Benjamin Jimenez, SJ Tuan Le, SJ
John Moriconi, SJ Renzo Rosales, SJ Charles Sim Teck Kim, SJ
  Neal Wilkinson, SJ  

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
Vincent Hagarman, SJ William Kelly, SJ Edward Sthokal, SJ
  Earl Weis, SJ  

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
Robert Bireley, SJ J. Peter Carey, SJ Gerald Cavanagh, SJ
John Chandler, SJ John Chandler, SJ J. Leo Klein, SJ
Richard Murphy, SJ Gerald Regan, SJ John Wambach, SJ






Publications

Jesuits Spring 2019

Jesuits Fall/Winter 2018

Jesuits Summer 2018





Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House
The Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House is located on the shores of Lake De Montreville in Lake Elmo, Minn.