Navy chaplain Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk in a moment of contemplation after a long day in the desert of Afghanistan.
Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk Spending Christmas in Iraq with Troops
December 23, 2015 — Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk, who serves as
a military chaplain in the United States Navy, will spend Christmas in Iraq to offer
pastoral support to U.S service members.
While currently assigned to the naval aircraft carrier USS
George H.W. Bush, Fr. Fronk is on a one-month assignment in Iraq, which
includes traveling to as many Iraqi locations as possible to celebrate Christmas
Mass and Catholic pastoral support to U.S. and coalition forces.
Fr. Fronk, who will become president of Jesuit High School of
New Orleans in November 2016, said: “I’m actually excited about being in a
location where the need is greatest. Also, if I’m going to preach at Jesuit
High School about the importance of being Men of Faith and Men for Others, I
better practice what I preach.”
Fr. Fronk celebrates Mass in the Middle East.
This is Fr. Fronk’s second visit to the Middle East. His service
with the Second Marine Division Forward as Command Chaplain included a yearlong
deployment to the front lines in Afghanistan from 2011-2012.
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October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.