Assignments of the Midwest Jesuits -Spring 2020

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Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ, has been named the next superior of the Taylor Street Jesuit Community in Chicago.
Fr. Gregory O’Meara, SJ, has been appointed as the new rector of Marquette University’s Jesuit community in Milwaukee. He will also re-join the law faculty at Marquette University.
Fr. Karl Voelker, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Fr. Gerard Albright, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich.
Fr. Gene Donatelli, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich.


Fr. Vaidas Lukosevicius, SJ, has been named director of Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Lithuanian Catholic Mission in Lemont, Ill.


Fr. Mike Steltenkamp, SJ, has been named interim administrator of St. John XXIII Parish in the Diocese of Saginaw, Mich.


Fr. Matthew Spotts, SJ, has been named the 34th president of Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha. He will begin his duties in summer 2021.


Fr. Joseph Mueller, SJ, has been named dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in California.
Fr. James Voiss, SJ, has been named vice president for mission and identity at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

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Recent News

May 28, 2020 — The global pandemic has forced everyone to go digital. Spiritual direction — confidential, guided discernment of God — has not stopped. Rather, just like the persons who employ the Exercises, spiritual direction has pivoted online.

May 25, 2020 — In two of the more memorable and simple ceremonies in recent history, one Jesuit was ordained a priest and five Jesuits were ordained deacons on May 23.

May 21, 2020 — The sterling efforts of the Patna Jesuits in responding to the situation arising out of the country-wide lock-down in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis are an image of hope in the midst of several resistances to outreach to the least, the last, and the lost (Matthew 25).

The Spring 2020 issue of Jesuits Magazine is now online. The cover story details the Invisible Infrastructure that is the underpinning of the Midwest Province's purpose and function. Plus, news from the frontiers, Jesuits on the Move, and more!

May 19, 2020 — A group of Ignatian colleagues in northeast Ohio are dedicated to sharing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. They developed a unique Ignatian Spirituality Collaborative to strengthen their practice and impact in the region.

May 18, 2020 — May marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’. Through this landmark encyclical, Pope Francis called the Church and all people to transform our relationship with creation.

May 18, 2020 — Fr. Garanzini succeeds Fr. Michael J. Sheeran, SJ, beginning July 1.

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