Jesuit vocation promoters today are better equipped to ask the vital question, “Have you ever thought about being a Jesuit?” A new short film by Brother Michael Breault, SJ, national vocation promotion director of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, is the latest effort to make that question easier for anyone to ask.
They started 30 years ago and are still going strong: De Colores social justice immersion trips to Tijuana, Mexico, have become a signature tradition at Loyola Marymount University. Watch our video as we go along on a recent trip with students and the Campus Ministry team.
Former USF President Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ, entered into God’s peace Nov. 15, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Fr. Schlegel was USF’s 26th president and best known for growing the university’s enrollment, expanding student and faculty diversity, and successfully leading USF’s largest fundraising campaign to that point.
There’s a scene in “On the Waterfront” that still thrills Brother Michael Breault, SJ. Karl Malden, playing a character based on an actual Jesuit priest, stands in the hold of a cargo ship, over the body of a murdered longshoreman. Speaking directly to the mobsters watching from above, Malden calls the murder “a crucifixion.” When a thug yells that the priest should go back to his church, Malden roars, “Boys, this is my church!”