Lawrence M. Ober, SJ
Lawrence M. Ober, SJ

Born August 15, 1948
Entered August 20, 1966
Ordained June 4, 1977 
Resides St Paul, MN

Thanksgiving

Saint (who was almost forever Blessed) Peter Favre summed up Jesuit life by noting that it was all about “knowing that one is saved and living with a generous heart." This time of Jubilee is a time of thanksgiving fortified by remembering how all moments great and small give depth to Favre’s aphorism.

And so a time of Jubilee is a time of thanksgiving, to lift up in prayer like incense a half a century of gratefulness for:

• A wonderful, creative, and delightful family circle and a life in the Society of Jesus with many friends and many amazing role models, peppered, of course, by the inevitable parade of characters

• Jesuit history filled with examples of how to do things well, and mystifying examples along the way of what not to do

• New Jesuits and old Jesuits alive with the spirit of Ignatius

And most importantly a grateful and grace-filled remembrance of the chorus of unsung and grand heroes who have dotted a Jesuit’s life. Some were instrumental in leading us to God;
     
some gave us the inspiration, direction, and support for our apostolic works. Others were simply bizarre beyond belief but have provided a lifetime of stories and mirth, as well as unimpeachable proof for our capacities of endurance and God’s amazing grace.

In reflective remembrance, we praise God in happy moments, in difficult moments we seek God, in quiet moments we worship God, in painful moments we trust God, and in every moment we thank God. At the end of the day, we offer the prayer that all that we are, all that we do, may bless the name of the Lord. 



ALSO CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Terrence P. Charlton, SJ 
Born March 2, 1948
Entered
 August 28, 1966
Ordained 
June 26, 1976
Resides 
Nairobi, Kenya

CELEBRATING 75 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Vincent A.Hagarman, SJ William J. Kelly, SJ Earl A. Weis , SJ

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Walter J. Bado, SJ   
Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ
Eugene F. Dwyer, SJ John J. Foley, SJ
John W. O'Malley, SJ Eduardo J. Pinzón Umana, SJ
John J. Sebian, SJ Paul B. Steinmetz, SJ
Benjamin J. Urmston, SJ George B. Wilson, SJ

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Richard W. Bollman, SJ Dennis T. Dillon, SJ Robert M. Doran, SJ
William J. Foster, SJ Albert J. Fritsch, SJ Douglas J. Leonhardt, SJ
James V. Lewis, SJ John P. Martin, SJ Daniel J. McCullough, SJ
John P. Murphy, SJ Jerome K. Odbert, SJ Cletus H. Pfab, SJ
Donald F. Rauscher, SJ James H. Ryan, SJ David G. Schultenover, SJ
John A. Schwantes, SJ   John V. White, SJ

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Benjamin B. Hawley, SJ Patrick M. Kelly, SJ
William P. O'Brien, SJ Lorn J. Snow, SJ
Gilbert Sunghera, SJ

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
John E. Bernbrock, SJ Albert J. Bischoff, SJ
Thomas A. Caldwell, SJ Theodore W. Walters, SJ

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
Richard W. Anderson, SJ Casimir R. Bukala, SJ
Leo P. Cachat, SJ Patrick J. Connolly, SJ
James E. Fitzgerald, SJ Charles A. Hofmann, SJ
Justin J. Kelly, SJ Joseph N. Pershe, SJ
Robert T. Sears, SJ Patrick Tyrrell, SJ

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
Peter W. Breslin, SJ Martin L. Chase, SJ
Robert J. Geisinger, SJ Robert E. Hurd, SJ
William T. Johnson, SJ Lester E. Love, SJ
Timothy J. Meier, SJ James M. O'Leary, SJ
Edward G. Witt, SJ





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