Dave was instrumental in rehabbing the original Cristo Rey Jesuit High School building in Chicago in time for opening day in August 1996.
In Memoriam: Br. David L. Henderson, SJ
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Br. DavidL. Henderson, SJ, who died at 6:30 p.m. onFriday, March 6, 2015, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston,Mich. He was 71 years old. May he rest in peace. Dave was born on October 27, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. Heentered the Society of Jesus on September 1, 1971, at ColombiereCollege in Clarkston, Mich. He took final vows on May 13,2000 at St. Procopius Church in Chicago, Ill. Dave graduated from Loyola Academy in Wilmette in 1961. Before entering he studied atthe University of Notre Dame from 1961-1963 and he was in the Marine Corps Reservefrom 1965-1971. After entering the Society, Dave obtained a Bachelor's Degree inPhilosophy (with a minor in Religious Education) from the University of Detroit (1975).From 1977-1981 he studied Theology at Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago. In 1986Dave changed grades from scholastic to brother. Dave spent most of his time as a Jesuit teaching and counseling students and managingfacilities. During his regency, Dave taught religious education at St. Xavier High School inCincinnati (1975-1977). He spent 13 years as a student counselor at Loyola Academy inWilmette (1982-1985 and 1986-1996). Dave was instrumental in rehabbing the originalCristo Rey Jesuit High School building in Chicago in time for opening day in August 1996.He then served as the facilities manager at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago for 13years (1996-2009). In addition to working with students and managing facilities, Dave spent a year as anassistant to the rector and minister at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago (1981-1982) anda year assisting Br. Joe Rastetter in rehabbing buildings among the poor in Cincinnati(1985-1986). He was an auxiliary consultor for the Chicago Province (1979-1980 and1991-1995). He also was instrumental in the annual rental of the Chicago-area villa inMichigan City, Indiana.Dave moved to Colombiere Center in 2009 to deal with health issues.
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?