More Spiritual Wisdom from Our Jesuit Lenten Speakers
Each Lent the Midwest Jesuits host days of prayer and reflection for friends and benefactors (learn more). So many of our attendees have asked for “more” that we’ve pulled together additional resources from some of our Jesuit presenters.
We invite all to enjoy the videos, and, as always, we welcome your feedback and ideas. We will update this page as new materials become available.
My Vocation Story
Fr. Michael Christiana, SJ Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis Originally presented June 2010
Saint Ignatius’ Examen Prayer and “Living Ignatian”
Fr. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ President of Loyola Academy Originally presented May 2012
Fr. David Meconi, SJ Professor of Patristics, Saint Louis University Holy Thursday, originally presented in 2013
My Vocation Story
Fr. David Meconi, SJ Professor of Patristics, Saint Louis University Originally Presented by the Ignatian News Network, November 2013
Understanding the “Magis”
Fr. Lawrence Ober, SJ Art History Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland
May 6, 2019 - When I was in the third grade at a Catholic primary school in suburban Maryland, I happened upon a book about St. Isaac Jogues, the 17th century Jesuit missionary, getting flogged, flayed, and having his fingers chewed off on a mission to “New France.” At the time I couldn’t for the life of me understand why someone would choose to go through such an ordeal! Fast forward twenty-some years later, and I am a Jesuit brother living with Jesuits from India, Ecuador, Tanzania, and Wisconsin.
April 29, 2019 — Ask someone who's benefited from a Jesuit education or ministry about the Jesuits’ contributions, and you’ll hear answers like “Jesuits form men and women for others,” “they help people discern God’s presence in their lives,” and "they serve God by caring for and seeking justice for people on the margins.” But we don’t always give thought to how the Jesuits themselves benefit from being in the Society.
April 23, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Theodore J. Hottinger, SJ, who died on April 22, 2019 at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.
April 21, 2019 — We turned to Twitter and challenged people to tell the story the resurrection of Jesus in exactly six words — no more. Boil the central truth of our faith down to its essence. What’s most important?