Darrell Burns, SJ
Darrell Burns, SJ

Gratitude

Born September 5, 1944
Entered February 1, 1964
Resides Cincinnati, OH


As I reflect on the past fifty years, my first response is one of deep gratitude. I am richly blessed and grateful for my family who has always been a source of love and support. I am also filled with gratitude for the wide variety of people who have walked with me – some briefly, others for longer periods of time, and those who continue to share the journey.

I’m grateful for my brother Jesuits with whom I have lived, prayed, studied, and worked.

I’m grateful for the ways they have challenged me – more by their actions than with their words. In my reminiscence they form a rich tapestry composed of a wide variety of colors and diverse textures, woven together by a common vision and a shared spirituality. I’m grateful in knowing that when I am alone, I’m not lonely, especially during those dark and difficult moments, because I do not walk alone; I am a part of something bigger than myself. In this I find both comfort and gratitude. 
      

Besides people, I am grateful for the variety of roles, activities, and events that are part of my journey – from directing theatrical productions to directing retreats; as teacher, administrator, chaplain; as a mentor, a friend, and – most of all – as a brother. All of these have been opportunities for me to participate in the ongoing creative action of God. For that I respond in deep gratitude.

As I look forward, I welcome the gifts of people and events that are yet to be revealed. “For all that has been, Thanks! For all that is to come, Yes!”




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






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Jesuits Spring 2019

Jesuits Fall/Winter 2018

Jesuits Summer 2018





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