November 4, 2016 — What’s your real age? What country best
fits your personality? The internet has a quiz for almost everything and now
you can find out which Jesuit saint you are. To celebrate the Feast of All
Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus on Nov. 5, the Jesuits have launched a quiz that reveals your inner Jesuit.
Answer a few questions to find your Jesuit saint. Tough
enough to withstand torture? You may be St. Nicholas Owen, a Jesuit brother who
constructed hiding spaces for priests during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of
England and was later tortured to death in the Tower of London.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
If you’ve gone so far as to care for plague victims to
sacrifice for others, you may be St. Aloysius Gonzaga, who died at age 23 after
caring for the sick in Rome. Perhaps
your family has royal bloodlines? St. Francis Borgia, third Superior General of
the Society and a Spanish nobleman, can relate.
St. Francis Borgia
There are dozens of Jesuit saints who have lived Ignatian
values in inspirational ways, from a humble door keeper to St. Ignatius
himself, founder of the Society of Jesus. There are many more unofficial saints
— men and women — who have also lived these values, like
Juana of Austria, the only woman Jesuit.
Take the quiz and get to know a few of them as we
celebrate their holy lives on this feast day.
Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.
Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.
Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.
Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.