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28 Jesuit Colleges in the US, and some of their Alumni

28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the US 
The 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the US are listed here with the date they were established, their website address, comments from their website, and a few of the graduates. Graduates are in every and all fields imaginable. Again, only a few of the graduates have been mentioned.

California Province

Loyola Marymount University, 1911, Los Angeles, CA
“…the university’s Jesuit and Marymount traditions have as one of their hallmarks an abiding concern for the education of the whole person…

“…Loyola Marymount…university places a premium on ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. All religions are taken seriously, and a genuine welcome is extended to faculty, staff, and students of diverse faith traditions…

    Loyola Marymount University Almni
    Barbara Broccoli, producer of the James Bond series of films.
    Johnnie Cochran, attorney; (Loyola Law graduate).
    Bob Denver, actor who played Gilligan on the TV show Gilligan’s Island.
    David Mirkin…executive producer of The Simpsons.
    Beverly Mitchell, actress in 7th Heaven.
    Robert Shapiro, attorney; (Loyola Law graduate), defended O.J. Simpson.
    Daniel L. Travanti, TV star of Hill Street Blues.

Santa Clara University, 1851, Santa Clara, CA
As a Jesuit, Catholic university, we are committed to faith-inspired values and educating leaders…

Campus Ministry: opportunities for students to explore various faith traditions. SCU Christian Fellowship, Hillel (Jewish Student Union), Muslim Student Association.

    Santa Clara University Alumni
    Andy Ackerman, TV writer and producer, Seinfeld; Curb Your Enthusiasm.
    Max Baer, Jr., television actor, producer.
    Jerry Brown, attended 1959, mayor of Oakland, former governor of CA.
    Fry, David,1983, John, 1978, Randy, 1980,
    co-founders of Fry’s Electronics.
    Jorma Kaukonen, guitarist for the band Jefferson Airplane.
    Paul Laxalt, former governor and U.S. Senator, Nevada.
    Janet Napolitano, 1979, Current Governor of Arizona.
    Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco, California.
    Peter Oppenheimer, 1987, current CFO of Apple Computer
    George Reyes, CFO, Google.

University of San Francisco, 1855, San Francisco, CA
The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition that views faith and reason as complementary resources…and that
welcomes persons of all faiths or no religious beliefs as fully contributing partners to the University…

    University of San Francisco Alumni
    Pierre Salinger, former press secretary for President John F. Kennedy…
    Ricardo J. Bordallo, former Governor of Guam.
    Gordon Bowker, cofounder of Starbucks.
    Alejandro Toledo, 1971, President of Peru.

Chicago Province

Loyola University Chicago, 1870, Chicago, IL
We are Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University—a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith.

    Loyola University, Chicago Alumni
    Brenda C. Barnes, Sara Lee Corporation Chairman, CEO; PepsiCo., COO.
    Jay Barnes President of Bethel University, Ed.D. from Loyola U. Chicago.
    William M. Daley, United States Secretary of Commerce.
    David Ferm, Business Week Publisher.
    Richard L. Flanagan, Borders Group CEO.
    Norman Geisler, 1970, Christian apologist, co-founder and President
    of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Henry Hyde, former US Congressman from Illinois.
    John B. Menzer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Vice Chairman.
    Bob Newhart, TV actor and comedian, Loyola University Chicago 1952.
    Michael R. Quinlan, McDonald’s Corporation Chairman.
    Dan Rostenkowski, former US Congressman.
    Edith Sampson, first black US delegate to the United Nations.

Xavier University, 1841, Cincinnati, OH

    Xavier University Alumni
    James Bunning, 1953, Kentucky Senator; Hall of Fame in 1996 for his pitching for the Tigers, Dodgers…
    John Dreyer, Vice President, Walt Disney Co.
    Janet Smith Dickerson, Vice President Princeton University.
    Charles Geschke, President, and Co-Founder of Adobe Systems.
    Kay Napier, Vice President, Procter and Gamble.
    Joseph Viviano, Vice Chairman, Hershey Foods Corporation.
    Lloyd Ward, CEO, US Olympic Committee.

Detroit Province

John Carroll University, 1886, Cleveland, OH
The university’s core values include…An environment of inquiry which em-
braces Jesuit Catholic education as a search for truth where faith and reason complement each other in learning…the university welcomes the perspectives and participation in our mission of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, of all faiths and of no faith.

    John Carroll University Alumni
    Jack Breen, Former CEO of Sherwin-Williams.
    Bob Dickinson, CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines.
    Charles Dolan, Founder and CEO of Cablevision.
    Timothy Donahue, Executive Chairman of Sprint Nextel.
    Carter Ham, Lt. General, US Army, Director of Operations,
    Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    Donald J. McConnell, Former United States Ambassador to Eritrea.
    Dominique Moceanu, (currently enrolled) gymnast,
    Gold medal, 1996 Olympics.
    Diana Munz, Gold, Bronze medals, swimming, 1996, 2004 Olympics.
    James Myers, CEO of PETCO.
    Kathleen O’Neil, …Advisor to the Pres. of the Fed. Reserve Bank of NY.
    Tom Murphy, Former Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    John Pellegrene, Former EVP Marketing, Target Corporation.
    John G. Peters, President, Northern Illinois University.
    John Rooney, President and CEO of U.S. Cellular.
    Tim Russert, 1968 and 1972, NBC News Senior VP;
    moderator “Meet the Press”.
    Don Schula, Former head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
    Carl Taseff, Professional football player and coach, Baltimore Colts, Buffalo Bills, and Miami Dolphins.

University of Detroit Mercy, 1877, Detroit, Michigan

    University of Detroit Mercy Alumni
    Michael F. Cavanagh, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court,
    1982–present (served as Chief Justice from 1991 to 1995).
    Earl Cureton, former NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers.
    Dave DeBusschere, NBA Hall of Famer, Played Basketball for the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks, Former Coach of the Detroit Pistons.
    Norman Geisler, 1970, Christian apologist, co-founder and President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Roman S. Gribbs, mayor of Detroit, 1970-1974.
    Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General in Michigan history, 1961 to 1998.
    Glynn Lunney, NASA flight director.
    J.P. McCarthy, former radio host on Detroit station WJR.
    George Noory, syndicated radio talk show host (Coast to Coast AM).
    James J. O’Sullivan, Pres. & CEO, Mazda N. Amer. Operations.
    Marlena Peleo-Lazar, chief creative officer, McDonald’s USA.
    Neal Shine, former editor and publisher of the Detroit Free Press.

Maryland Province

Georgetown University, 1789, Washington, DC
Georgetown University is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university.
Click here for a few Georgetown University Alumni.

Loyola College in Maryland, 1852, Baltimore, MD

    Loyola College, Maryland Alumni
    Mark Bowden,B.A. 1973, journalist and author (Black Hawk Down).
    Francis B. Burch, 1941, former Attorney General of Maryland.
    Tom Clancy, B.A. 1968, author.
    Glenn Haas, Controversial Baptist Minister.
    Edward Hanway, CEO of Cigna Healthcare.
    Jim McKay, Sports announcer, Loyola College in Maryland.
    Herbert O’Conor, 51st Governor of Maryland from 1947-1953.
    Michael Peroutka, former Constitution Party candidate for President.
    Michael Phelps, an American swimmer who holds 8 Olympic medals.
    J. Francis Stafford, Vatican Cardinal.

St. Joseph’s University, 1851, Philadelphia, PA
Saint Joseph’s U…transformation of place, of people, and of experience…There are over 50,000 living alumni of Saint Joseph’s living in all 50 states and 59 countries.

    St. Joseph’s University Alumni
    William T. Cahill, US Congressman; Governor of New Jersey.
    James E. Dougherty, U.S. Rep. to UN Advisory Board on Disarmament.
    Michael J. Hagan, CEO of NutriSystems, Inc.; Forbes magazine 2006 Entrenpreneur of the Year.
    Andrew von Eschenbach, 1963, Acting Chair. of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), former Dir. of the National Cancer Institute 1967.

University of Scranton, 1888, Scranton, PA

    University of Scranton Alumni
    Patrick J. Boland, U.S. Congressman from PA, Majority Whip.
    Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, M.D., Former Surgeon General of the US Army.

Wheeling Jesuit University, 1954, Wheeling, WV
Wheeling Jesuit University is founded upon the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and service to others. We educate the whole person…

    Wheeling Jesuit University Alumni
    John Beilein, 1975, Head Coach, MI Wolverines men’s basketball team.
    Lionel Cartwright, 1982, Country Musician.
    Tim Murphy, 1974, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th District.
    Jason H. Wilson, Ohio State Senator.

Missouri Province

Regis University, 1877, Denver, CO
…Standing within the Catholic and United States traditions…We seek to provide value-centered undergraduate and graduate education…

Consistent with Judeo-Christian principles…We encourage the continual search for truth, values and a just existence…we examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?”

As a consequence of Ignatius Loyola’s…Spiritual Exercises…We further encourage the development of the skills and leadership abilities necessary
for…the improvement and transformation of society.

    Regis University Alumni
    Campbell Brown, 1991, Co-anchor of NBC’s Today Weekend.
    Bill Murray, TV, movie actor and comedian of Saturday Night Live.

Rockhurst College, 1910, Kansas City, MO
Learning, Leadership and Service in the Jesuit Tradition.

    Rockhurst College Alumni
    Mark Lamping, B.A., former President of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, now CEO of the New Meadowlands Stadium Company.
    Walter Ong, S.J., ’33, world-renowned philosopher.
    James C. Sbarro, ’99, Pres. of Farmland, division of Smithfield Foods.
    Joseph P. Teasdale, former Governor of Missouri.
    Denny Thum, ’74, Executive VP and COO of Kansas City Chiefs.
    Joseph J. Urusemal, ’76, sixth Pres. of Fed. States of Micronesia.
    George Wendt, 1971, TV and movie actor: starred as Norm in Cheers.

St. Louis University, 1818, St. Louis, MO
…we believe in educating “the whole person”—mind, body, heart and spirit.

The campus ministers of Saint Louis University serve the needs of students, faculty and staff from many faith backgrounds. Working within the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic spirituality, we seek to accompany everyone on her or his own way to God…

Saint Louis University…is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God’s creation, and for…integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society…As a Catholic, Jesuit university, the pursuit is…guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.

    Saint Louis University Alumni
    Jack Boehm, Former President and CEO of Valvoline Oil Company.
    Enrique Bolanos, 1962 President of Nicaragua.
    August Busch IV, President of Anheuser-Busch.
    Robert Emmett Hannegan, 1925, U.S. Internal Revenue Commissioner (1943-1945); Chairman, Democratic National Committee 1944-1947;
    US Postmaster Gen. for Truman admin., 1945-1947;
    Pres. St. Louis Cardinals 1947-1949.
    Pat Leahy, Placekicker for the New York Jets from 1974 to 1990…
    Ed Macauley, 1949, NBA Hall of Famer.
    Walden O’Del, B.S.; M.S., Former CEO and Chairman of Diebold, Inc.
    Walter J. Ong, S.J., 1941…cultural, religious historian;
    philosopher; lecturer.
    John P. Schlegel, S.J., 1969, 197), Former president of the University of San Francisco and current president of Creighton University, since 2000.
    William F. Quinn, First Governor of Hawaii, 1959-1963.
    Francis Slay, 1980, Forty-fifth mayor of the City of St. Louis

New England Province

Boston College, 1863, Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College, home to the world’s largest Jesuit community, is committed to maintaining and strengthening the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University—especially…to integrating intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation…

Campus spiritual activities are open to all…and include Catholic liturgies as well
as religious services in various Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist…

    Boston College Alumni
    Nikesh Arora, 1995, vice president, Google.
    George Barna, founder of The Barna Group, a market research firm.
    Krastan Blagoev, PhD 1998, Director of Research, Los Alamos Nat. Lab.
    Kara Grady Boudreau, 1989, vice president, Salomon Smith Barney.
    Wayne Budd, 1963, executive VP, John Hancock Financial Services.
    Dorothy Bush Koch, 1982, d/o George H. W. Bush.
    Gary Buseck, 1972, ’74, ’80, Exec. Director, Gay/Lesbian Advocates/Defenders.
    Robert Cefalo, 1955, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
    Joseph Donahue, S.B. 1978, founder, president, Microtech.
    Bettina Doulton, 1986, manager, Fidelity Value Fund.
    John F. Fitzgerald, 1885, mayor of Boston, grandfather of JFK.
    Doug Flutie, NFL and CFL football player, Boston College.
    Joseph L. Gormley, 1937, ’39, FBI agent, father modern forensic science.
    Jack Griffin, 1982, publisher, Parade magazine.
    Patrick Guerriero, MA 1992, executive director, Log Cabin Republicans.
    Ken Hackett, 1968, President of Catholic Relief Services.
    Mike Holovak, Former General Manager of the Houston Oilers.
    Peter Lynch, 1965, mutual fund manager for Fidelity.
    John McLaughlin, 1961, exec. producer/host, The McLaughlin Group.
    Mark Mulvoy, 1964, former managing editor, Sports Illustrated.
    Thomas Mulvoy, 1964, former managing editor, the Boston Globe.
    Brian Murphy, religion editor, Associated Press.
    Leonard Nimoy, 1952, actor.
    Bob Ryan, 1968, sports columnist, the Boston Globe.
    Virginia Mitchell Ryan, 1989, vice president, JP Morgan Chase.
    Chris O’Donnell, 1994, Actor, Batman Forever, Fried Green Tomatoes
    Herb Scannell, 1979, president, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon Networks.
    Philip W. Schiller, BS 1982, vice president of Apple Computer.
    Patrick Stokes, 1964, president, Anheuser-Busch.
    G. Craig Sullivan, 1964, chairman and CEO, The Clorox Company.
    Richard Syron, 1966, currently CEO of Freddie Mac.
    Aleksandar Totic, 1988, cofounder and former partner, Netscape.
    Lesley Visser, 1975, sports broadcaster, ESPN.
    William O. Wheatley, Jr., 1966…executive vice president, NBC News.
    Carter Wilkie, 1988, author, former White House speechwriter.
    Damien Woody, 1999, NFL Center, New Eng. Patriots, Detroit Lions.
    Jerry York, 1967, Men’s Hockey Coach, Boston College.
    Paul Zukauskas, 2001; 2000 All-Amer. Guard, Cleve. Browns 2001–4.

    Notable Boston College faculty
    Radu Florescu, distinguished Romanian historian,
    author of successful works on Vlad Dracula.
    Thomas O’Connor, Boston historian, best-selling author.
    Peter Kreeft, author, noted conservative authority on
    Thomas Aquinas, Socrates, and C. S. Lewis.
    Vanessa Rumble, president, The Søren Kierkegaard Society…

College of the Holy Cross, 1843, Worcester, MA

    College of the Holy Cross Alumni
    Mary G. Berner, 1981, Pres. & CEO, The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
    James E. Burke, 1947, former CEO of Johnson and Johnson.
    Bob Casey Sr., 1953, Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987-1995.
    Daniel A. Celentano, 1973, Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Restructuring, Bear Stearns.
    Jose S. Cojuangco Jr., 1955, former Philippine Congressman.
    Barry M. Costello, 1973, Commander, US Third Fleet, US Navy.
    Daniel Day, 1978, Managing Editor, The Modesto Bee.
    Edward D. DiPrete, 1955, Governor of Rhode Island from 1985-1991.
    Christopher A. Doherty, 1980, Mayor of Scranton, PA.
    John Durkin, 1959, U.S. Senator for New Hampshire from 1975 to 1980.
    Jack Fowler, 1982, Publisher of the National Review.
    Peter Jankowski, 1986, Executive Producer, Law and Order.
    James W. Keyes, 1977, Chairman and CEO of Blockbuster, Inc.
    Timothy Leary, the LSD, pioneering Harvard Professor, who attended Holy Cross before transferring to West Point.
    Chris Matthews, 1967, Hardball and The Chris Matthews Show.
    E. Thomas Massey, 1990, Dir. of Investment Banking Div., Citigroup.
    William J. McCarthy, 1976, Commander…United States Navy.
    Bruce E. MacDonald, 1978, Rear Adm., Judge Adv. General, US Navy.
    William J. McDonough, 1956, former Pres. of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and current Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch.
    Joe McGinniss, 1964, author, The Selling of the President, Fatal Vision
    Charles E.F. Millard, 1954, Former Chairman of the Board, CEO Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York
    Kevin O’Connor, 1990, host of PBS’s This Old House.
    Clarence Thomas, 1971, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Austin J. Tobin 1925, former director of the Port Authority of NY and NJ, from 1942-1972, oversaw the construction of the World Trade Center.
    Lazarus Uaandja, 1991, Exec. Dir., Cent. Govern. Agency, Namibia.
    Edward Bennett Williams, 1941, attorney, owned Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins.
    Robert C. Wright 1965, Chairman of the Board and former CEO, NBC Universal, and Vice Chairman, General Electric.

Fairfield University, 1942, Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University, founded by the Society of Jesus, is a coeducational institution of higher learning…As a Catholic university it welcomes those of all beliefs and traditions who share its concerns for scholarship, justice, truth and freedom…

    Fairfield University Alumni
    Donatella Arpaia, NYC restaurateur; judge on The Next Iron Chef.
    Larry Bossidy Jr., ’81, Sr. VP & Gen. Manager, GE Corporate Financial Services; former professional baseball player, Houston Astros.
    Jeff Campbell, 1965, former CEO Burger King, ex-Chairman, Pillsbury Restaurant Group.
    Ronald F. Carapezzi, ’81, Pres. & CEO, FirstLight Financial Corporation; former Pres., GE Corporate Financial Services.
    Anthony P. Crisalli, Jr., Co-Founder, Market Access Group; former Sr. VP, Head of Corporate Banking, National City Corporation.
    David H. Chafey, Jr., ’76, President, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.
    Sheila Kearney Davidson, ’83, Chief Legal Officer, NY Life Insurance.
    John W. Cummings, Sr. VP & COO, Exec. Com. Mem., Merrill Lynch.
    Richard M. Ditizio, Managing Director & Head of The High Net Worth Group, Citigroup Private Bank.
    Brian Hull, ’80, V. Chair., Member,
    Exec. Client Coverage Group, Merrill Lynch.
    Robert C. King, President, North America, The Pepsi Bottling Group.
    Christopher McCormick, ’78, President and CEO, L.L.Bean.
    Christopher C. Quick, ’79, Vice Chairman of Global Wealth and Investment Management, Bank of America.
    Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, National Coordinator, Public and Social Advocacy, American Baptist Churches USA; Editor, The Christian Citizen.
    Elisabeth Schwabe, ’74, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase.
    William Weil, ’68, former Managing Director, Wagner Stott Mercator; Partner and Member, New York Stock Exchange.
    Patrick J. Waide, Jr., ’59, former Pres. & CEO, Peter F. Drucker Foundation…

New Orleans Province

Loyola University, 1912, New Orleans, LA

    Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
    Philip J. Carroll, ’58, former CEO of Shell Oil. In 2003, app. to head the policy planning advisory board of the Iraqi Oil Ministry.
    Cassandra McWilliams Chandler, ’84, Assistant Director of Training, FBI.
    Dr. Gregory R. Choppin, ’49, discoverer of Element Md 101-Mendelevium, chemistry professor at Florida State University.
    Edwin Compass, ’00, ’02, Superintendent, New Orleans Police Depart.
    Manuel A. Esquivel, ’62, former Prime Minister of Belize.
    Kim Gandy, ’78, Pres. of the Nat. Organization for Women (NOW).
    John M. Jones, ’73, Exec. VP and COO, Green Bay Packers.
    Ellis Marsalis, 1986, Jazz Pianist; father of musicians Wynton & Branford.
    Russell Myerson, ’76, Exec. VP, Warner Brothers TV.
    Sean O’Keefe, ’77, Former NASA Administrator; former LSU Chancellor.
    Dr. Susan Plaeger, ’71, Leading scientist in the field of HIV/AIDS, Branch Chief, Pathogenesis and Basic Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of HIV/AIDS (DAIDS).
    Frances T. Scanlan, ’69, member of the senior foreign service, diplomat in residence at Tulane University.
    Robert Wilkie, ’88, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, The White House, Washington, D.C.

Spring Hill College, 1830 Mobile, AL
The Jesuit College of the South
Rooted in its Catholic heritage and continuing the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of educational excellence, Spring Hill College forms students to become responsible leaders in service to others.

Through informed dialogue with the world’s cultures, religions and peoples, we promote solidarity with the entire human family.

    Spring Hill College Alumni
    Jim Hendry, 1977, General Manager of the Chicago Cubs.
    Alexis Herman, U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1997-2001.
    Stephen Mallory, Sec., Navy for Confed. States of America, 1861-1865.
    Walter J. Maughn, Sr. Industrial Engineer Exec., United Parcel Service.

New York Province

Canisius College, 1870, Buffalo, NY

Canisius College takes pride in being a college in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition that seeks to educate the whole person by caring for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical life of the individual. This tradition promotes Catholic intellectual life, spiritual development, and service to others—the true traits of great leadership.

    Cansius College Alumni
    Calvin Darden, ’72, Senior Vice President, United Parcel Service.
    Thomas J. Lawley, M.D. ’68, Dean, School of Medicine, Emory Univ.
    Sir George Mathewson, ’72, Chairman of the Board,
    Royal Bank of Scotland.
    Denise O’Donnell, former United States Attorney.
    Elaine Sciolino, ’70, author, Bureau Chief, Paris, the New York Times.
    Michael Smrek, ’85, former professional basketball player, NBA LA Lakers.
    Dennis Strigl, Current President and Chairman of Verizon.

Fordham University, 1841, Bronx, NY
Guided by its Catholic and Jesuit traditions, Fordham fosters the intellectual, moral and religious development of its students and prepares them for leadership in a global society.

As a Jesuit University…Fordham draws its inspiration from the dual heritage of Christian Humanism and Ignatian Spirituality, and consequently sees all disciplines as potential paths to God.

    People who have attended Fordham University
    Alan Alda, 1956, Actor, M.A.S.H., hosts Scientific American Frontiers.
    William Casey, former United States Director of Central Intelligence.
    Mary Higgins Clark, best-selling suspense novelist.
    Geraldine Ferraro, 1960, 1984 Vice Presidential Candidate.
    General John “Jack” Keane, retired four-star General, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
    Bob Keeshan, 1956, “Captain Kangaroo.”
    G. Gordon Liddy, lawyer, political operative for President Richard Nixon, leader of the White House Plumbers, political pundit and radio show host.
    Vince Lombardi, 1937, 9-season Green Bay Coach; 98-30-4 record.
    Charles Osgood, journalist and Radio Hall of Fame inductee.
    Eugene Shvidler, Russian-American billionaire, international oil tycoon….
    Vince Scully, Sports announcer.
    Denzel Washington, 1977, two-time Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-winning actor.

Le Moyne College 1946
Syracuse, NY

    Le Moyne College is a diverse learning community that strives for academic excellence in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition…Its emphasis is
    on education of the whole person…Le Moyne College seeks to prepare its members for leadership and service…to promote a more just society.
    LeMoyne College Alumni
    Thomas Barrett, Deputy Secretary of Transportation.
    Tom DiFalco, Former Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics.
    Siobhan Fallon, actress, Forrest Gump, Boiler Room, Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, Men in Black, Holes
    Tom Browning, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher.
    Scott Cassidy, Current Major League Baseball Pitcher.
    Robert Keegan, Chief Exec. Officer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
    Barbara McHugh, Director of Marketing, New York Mets.
    John Reagan, VP of Business & Legal Affairs, Walt Disney Pictures.
    Dr. Joanne Sadowski Ingwall, Prof. of Physiology,
    Harvard Medical School.
    Thomas Young, Former Mayor of Syracuse.
    James Zogby, Founder, Pres. of the Arab American Institute, Wash. D.C.
    John Zogby, Pres., CEO, Zogby International; Zogby Poll.

St. Peter’s College, 1872, Jersey City, NJ

    Saint Peter’s College, founded in 1872, is a Jesuit, Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts college…which seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service in a diverse and global society.
    St. Peter’s University Alumni
    Will Durant, Philosopher and author. He and his wife co-authored the
    11-volume history known as The Story of Civilization.
    Anthony P. Terracciano, Chairman, Sallie Mae.
    Joseph Patrick Tumulty, Chief of Staff to President Woodrow Wilson.

Oregon Province

Gonzaga University, 1887,Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University Develop Your Total Self
Gonzaga’s educational philosophy is based on the 450-year Ignatian model that aims to educate the whole person—mind, body and spirit—an integration of science and art, faith and reason, action and contemplation…

Gonzaga School of Law
… providing an excellent legal education informed by our humanistic, Jesuit and Catholic traditions and values. At Gonzaga School of Law we educate the whole person…

    Gonzaga University Alumni
    Bing Crosby, 1924, Singer and actor.
    Michael Farris founded the Home School Legal Defense Association
    and Patrick Henry College.
    Tom Foley, former Speaker of the House.
    Christine Gregoire, Washington governor…
    Gary Polonsky, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Seattle University, 1891, Seattle, WA

Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. We treasure our Jesuit Catholic ethos and the enrichment from many faiths of our university community.

We seek to develop responsible leaders committed to the common good…we identify ourselves as a university that welcomes and promotes free dialogue among persons of diverse religious and intellectual traditions.

    Notable alumni and attendees from Seattle University
    Mohamed Ali Alabbar, 1981), Chairman of Emaar Properties; one of the
    world’s largest real estate development firms with $25 billion in assets.
    Elgin Baylor, NBA Hall of Famer; general manager, Los Angeles Clippers.
    Major General (Ret.) Patrick Henry Brady, received Medal of Honor.
    Major General Peter W. Chiarelli, 1972, Dir. of Operations, U.S. Army, commander of forces in Iraq.
    Carolyn Kelly, President and COO, The Seattle Times.
    Frank Murkowski, 1955, Former Governor & US Senator, Alaska.
    Jim Whittaker, 1952, First American to summit Mount Everest in 1963.
    Will Espero, 1982, Hawaii State Senator.

Wisconsin Province

Creighton University, 1878, Omaha, NE
Creighton is a Jesuit university, rooted in the Catholic tradition…In the Catholic intellectual tradition, we celebrate our diversity, we learn through dialogue, and
we pursue the truth in all its forms.

    A Few Creighton University Alumni
    John D. Barnes, CEO of the American Physical Therapy Association.
    Frank A. Barrett, former governor of Wyoming.
    Michael P. Boyle, former vice president for finance of Microsoft.
    Ernie Chambers, current senator of Nebraska.
    William M. Connolly, justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
    C.C. Criss, founder and former chairman of Mutual of Omaha.
    Barbara Cubin, member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
    Robert E. Davis, justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.
    Mike Fahey, mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.
    Mimi Feller, former Sr. VP for public affairs of the Gannett Company.
    Peter Frenzer, former pres. of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
    Mike Friend, member of the Nebraska Legislature.
    Kurt Huneke, former CEO for global asset operations of Enron.
    Don Keogh, former CEO and president of Coca-Cola.
    John A. Knebel, former secretary of agriculture of the US.
    Steve Lathrop, member of the Nebraska Legislature.
    John Maginn, former senior executive vice president of Mutual of Omaha.
    Floyd Malveaux, exec. director of Merck Childhood Asthma Network.
    Francis P. Matthews, former secretary of the U.S. Navy.
    John McKay, senior vice president of Getty Images.
    Bill McQuillan, former pres., Independent Com. Bankers of Amer.
    John Nahas, former president of U.S. Bank of Nebraska.
    Ray Redlingshafer, national dir. for securities marketing of Freddie Mac.
    Bruce Rohde, CEO and chairman of ConAgra Foods.
    Kenneth D. Rice, former CEO and chairman of Enron Broadband Services.
    John Dale Ryan, former chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force.
    Waichi Sato, president of Nippon Cannon.
    V.J. Skutt, former CEO and president of Mutual of Omaha.
    Doug Struyk, member of the Iowa House of Representatives.
    John Sykora, former sr. portfolio manager of Amer. Century Investments.
    Lee Terry, member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
    Virginia L. Thomas, director exec. branch relations, Heritage Foundation.
    Nancy Thompson, current senator of Nebraska.
    Donald Waite, executive vice president of Seagate Technology.
    Mary Alice Williams, 1971, NBC news anchor and founding anchor at CNN.
    John S. Zapp, former director of the American Dental Association.

Marquette University, 1881, Milwaukee, WI
Today Marquette University continues the tradition of Catholic, Jesuit education by inviting students to grow in mind, heart and spirit. Our goal is to graduate students who are transformed by their education and who will transform the world…”  

Students, faculty and staff of every religious tradition are invited to engage in conversations…

    Marquette University Alumni
    Many Marquette University graduates are involved in the media and government, especially in Wisconsin.

    Kathleen Abernathy, 1982, former FCC Commisioner.
    Don Ameche, 1929, “Dapper” actor, in Trading Places
    John Barron, Chicago Sun-Times, executive editor.
    Felix Perez Camacho, current governor of Guam.
    Joy T. Bennett Kinnon, senior editor, Ebony (magazine).
    Edward Brennan, retired chairman of Sears, Roebuck and Company.
    Richard A. Burke, co-founder and chairman, Trek Bicycle Corporation.
    Steven J. Douglass, retired pres., CEO, Payless Shoesource.
    Chris Farley, comedian and Saturday Night Live star.
    Patrick Eugene Haggerty, founder of Texas Instruments.
    Bob Harlan, president and chief executive officer, Green Bay Packers.
    James H. Keyes, Retired President and CEO of Johnson Controls.
    Michael Krutz, Vice President of Motorola.
    Mel Lawrenz, author, speaker, and senior pastor of Elmbrook Church.
    Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator, Republican.
    Pat O’Brien, Actor.
    Bill Rudolphsen, former CFO, now CRO & Sr. VP of Walgreens.
    James A. Runde, former vice chairman of Morgan Stanley.
    Wayne Sanders, former chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corp.
    John Solomon, executive editor of the Washington Times.
    Mike Van Handel, CFO, Manpower Inc.
    Charles M. Williams, Chief Administrative Officer, Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Bank of America.

    Graduates of Jesuit schools not in US
    René Descartes, Philosopher and Mathematician,
    Collège LaFlèche (Anjou) 1612.

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Author, Creator of Sherlock Holmes,
    Stonyhurst (Lancastershire).

    Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, Director and actor,
    St. Ignatius College (London).


A few Georgetown University Alumni

A Few Georgetown University Alumni
SFS—Walsh School of Foreign Service (undergraduate)

United States Presidents
Bill Clinton, SFS 1968, 42nd President of the United States, 1993–2001.

Lyndon Johnson, President of the United States, briefly attended in 1934.

Ambassadors from 1944 to the present
About 80 are listed.

Heads of State, Leaders, and people of other countries
King Abdullah II of Jordan ibn al-Hussein, MSFS 1987, 1999-present.

Ziad Abu Amr, 1980, 1986, Foreign Minister,
Palestinian National Unity Government, March-June 2007.

Prince Naef Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, 1995.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, SFS 1968, President of the Philippines, 2001-present.

José Manuel Barroso, MSFS 1998, Prime Minister of Portugal, 2002-2004;
President of the European Commission, 2004-present.

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, 1988-1989.

Felipe de Borbon, Prince of Asturias, MSFS 1995, Crown Prince of Spain.

Alfredo Cristiani, 1968, President of El Salvador, 1989-1994.

Mohammed Gulam Dewji, 1998,
Member of Parliament, Tanzania, 2005-present.

Stéphane Dujarric, SFS 1988, Chief Spokesman for the United Nations;
U.N. Secretary-General, 2005-2006.

Francis Escudero, 1996, Philippine Senator, Philippines, 2007-present.

Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, SFS 1959-1963, (did not graduate), Iranian Foreign Minister, 1979–1980, during Iran hostage crisis. Later arrested and executed.

Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, SFS 1987.

Saad Hariri, 1992, Lebanese political leader and billionaire businessman.

Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein of Jordan, SFS 2005.

John Lynch-Staunton, SFS 1953, Canadian politician, first leader of the
Conservative Party of Canada.

Samuel Lewis Navarro, 1979, Foreign Minister, 1st Vice President of Panama.

Galo Plaza, SFS 1929, President of Ecuador, 1948-1952;
President, Organization of American States, 1968-1975…

Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark, MSFS 1995.

Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, SFS 2008.

Prince Talal Muhammad of Jordan, SFS 1989, 1989.

Princess (Ghida Salaam) Talal of Jordan, SFS 1986, 1986.

James C.Y. Soong, 1974, Chairman of Taiwan’s People First Party.

Bruno Stagno Ugarte, SFS 1991, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Republic of Costa Rica, 2006-present.

Ong Keng Yong, 1983, Secretary-General,
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), 2003-present.

Željko Komšić, SFS 1982, Tripartite President of Bosnia, 2006-present.

US Governors (20 are mentioned)
Mitch Daniels, 1979, R-Indiana, 2005-present.

John Lynch, 1978, D-New Hampshire, 2005-present.

Luis Muñoz Marín, 1915, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1949-1965.

Jim McGreevey, 1981, D-New Jersey, 2002-2004.

People whose work is/was related to the US Government
Jack Abramoff, 1986, Former lobbyist and businessman, central figure in
a series of high-profile political scandals.

Gary Bauer 1973, Conservative activist and Reagan Administration official.

Patrick Joseph “Pat” Buchanan, 1961, advisor to presidents Richard Nixon,
Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan; nationally syndicated political pundit; a
regular on The McLaughlin Group.

John Dean, 1965, White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon during
the Watergate affair, 1970-1973.

John Dingell, 1949, 1952, D-Michigan, current Dean, House of Representatives.

Robert F. Drinan, S.J., 1949, 1951, D-Massachusetts, 1971-1981
(first Roman Catholic priest to serve as a voting Member of Congress);
Georgetown Law professor, 1981-2006 (deceased).

Frank Gaffney, SFS 1975, President and Founder, Center for Security Policy.

Robert M. Gates, 1974, Secretary of Defense, 2006-present;
Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1991-1993.

Mark D. Gearan, 1991, Director, Peace Corps 1995-1999.

Alexander Haig, 1961, Secretary of State in the Reagan Administration; Supreme Commander of NATO; White House Chief of Staff; CEO, United Technologies.

Leonard Hall, 1920, Chairman, Republican National Committee, 1953

Philip A. Hart, 1934, D-Michigan, (deceased).

Henry Hyde, 1947, R-Illinois, former Chairman,
International Relations and Judiciary Committees (deceased).

Michael P. Jackson, 1985, Deputy Secretary,
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 2005-2007.

Tina W. Jonas, 1995, Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and
Chief Financial Officer, Department of Defense, 2004-present.

Lane Kirkland, SFS 1948, President, AFL-CIO, 1979-1995.

Patrick Leahy, 1964, D. Vermont Senator for nearly 30 years;
chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Mike McCurry 1985, Press Secretary to President Clinton, 1995-1998.

George Mitchell, 1961, D-Maine, U.S. Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995; chairman, Walt Disney Company, March 2004 until January 2007,
Chancellor of the Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Joseph Montoya, 1938, D-New Mexico (deceased).

Marc Morial, 1983, President and CEO, National Urban League, 2003-present; Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994-2002.

Paul Pelosi, SFS 1962, investor; husband of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S.
House of Representatives. Three of their children are Georgetown grads.

Dan Pfeiffer, 1998, Deputy Communications Director, Obama ’08.

John Podesta, 1976, Chief of Staff to President Clinton, 1998-2001.

Michael Powell, 1993, Chairman,
Federal Communications Commission, 2001-2005.

Charles O. Rossotti, 1962, Commissioner,
Internal Revenue Service, 1997-2002.

Antonin Scalia, 1957, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1986-present.

Douglas H. Shulman, 1999, Commissioner,
Internal Revenue Service, 2008-present.

Charles Schultze, 1948, 1950, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers in the Carter administration.

John Sears, 1963, political strategist, managed Ronald Reagan’s first two presidential campaigns.

John Sirica, 1926, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District
of Columbia, 1971-1974; Time magazine “Man of the Year” 1973.

George Tenet SFS 1976, Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1997-2004.

John Tuck, SFS 1967, Under Secretary,
Department of Transportation, 1989-1992.

General George William Casey Jr., SFS 1970, Chief of Staff,
U.S. Army, 2007-present; Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq, 2004-2007.

Maj. Gen. John L. Fugh, SFS 1957, Chairman, The Committee of 100 (US);
Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army, 1991-1993;
the first Chinese-American to become a general officer in the U.S. Army.

Lt. Gen. John D. Gardner, 1986, Deputy Commander,
NATO Land Component, Heidelberg.

Maj. Gen. J. Scott Gration (Ret.), 1988, Senior Military and Foreign Policy Advisor to Sen. Barack Obama.

General James L. Jones, SFS 1966, Chairman, The Atlantic Council of the United States, 2007-present; Commander of U.S.-European Command and the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 2003-2006; Commandant, United States Marine Corps, 1999-2003.

Vice Admiral Michael A. McDevitt, 1975, Commandant, National War College
(of the National Defense University), 1995-1997.

Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, 1982, Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, 2006-present; Director, Naval Intelligence, 2005-2006.

Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Georgetown University honors with Presidents’ medal.

General David H. Petraeus, SFS Fellow,
Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, 1994-1995,
Commander, United States Central Command (Middle East, East Africa, Central Asia), 2008-present; Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq, 2007-2008.

Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau, 1982, Director, Navy Staff, 2005-2006.

Donald Henry Rumsfeld
attended a few months in 1957,
former United States Secretary of Defense.

Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, 1986,
Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs, U.S. Army, 2006-present.

Lt. Gen. Michael Spigelmire, 1962, Commander, VII Corps, Stuggart, 1991-1992.

Vice Admiral William D. Sullivan, 1990, U.S. Military Representative to NATO, Brussels, 2006-present.

Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, 1987, Commander, U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, 2005-2007.

Lt. Gen. George H. Sylvester (Ret.), 1956, Vice Commander, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, 1979-1981.

Religion, non-profit, and education
Kirby Anderson, National Director of Probe Ministries,
Host of Point of View radio talk show.

Kendall L. Baker, 1966, 1969, 10th President, Ohio Northern University, 1999-present; 9th President, University of North Dakota, 1992-1999.

Robert L. Barchi, 1968, 1969, 4th President, Thomas Jefferson University, 2004-present; Provost, University of Pennsylvania, 1999-2004.

Thomas B. Curran, O.S.F.S. 1985,
14th President, Rockhurst University, 2006-present.

Deborah Dingell, SFS 1975, SSCE 1998, President, General Motors Foundation.

Edward Djerejian, SFS 1960, Founding Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, 1993-present.

Maria Solandros Eite, 1988, President, Nike Foundation, 2004-present.

Jan Karski, 1952, Polish diplomat, World War II Polish resistance leader, scholar; taught at Georgetown 40 years.

Sharon Kugler, 1997, University Chaplain, Yale University, 2008-present; University Chaplain, Johns Hopkins University, 1993-2008.

Sister Kathleen Ross, 1971,
founding President, Heritage College, Toppenish, Washington.

Stacey Davis Stewart, 1985,
President and CEO, Fannie Mae Foundation, 1999-present.

Barry Sullivan, 1953, Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
University of Chicago, 1989-1992

William B. Walsh, 1943, founder, Project HOPE.

B. Joseph White, SFS 1969, 16th President, University of Illinois, 2005-present.

Yousef Al-Essa, SFS 1994, CEO, Addax Bank, Bahrain.

Joseph R. Baczko, SFS 1967, president and CEO, Blockbuster Entertainment, 1991-1993; founder and president, Toys R Us-International, 1983-1990;
CEO, Max Factor-Europe, 1979-1983.

Charles E. Bunch, SFS 1971, chairman and CEO, PPG Industries; chairman, National Association of Manufacturers, 2007-2008 term.

Charles Cawley, 1962, chairman and CEO, MBNA Bank of America (now Bank
of America) (retired).

Mary Callahan Erdoes, 1989, CEO, JPMorgan Private Bank, 2004-present.

James D. Farley, SFS 1950, vice chairman, Citigroup, Inc. (retired).

Thomas W. Farley, 1997,
president and CEO, New York Board of Trade, 2007-present.

James A. Firestone, SFS 1976, president, Xerox North America;
EVP, Xerox Corporation.

Gail (Giblin) MacKinnon, 1985,
EVP and chief government relations officer, Time Warner Cable.

Philip Marineau, 1968, president and CEO, Levi Strauss and Co.

William J. McDonough, 1962, vice chairman, Merrill Lynch & Co., 2006-present; president, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1993-2003.

Gary Perlin, SFS 1972,
chief financial officer, Capital One Financial Corporation, 2003-present.

Charles O. Prince, 1983, chairman and CEO, Citigroup, 2003-2007.

Michael A. Todman, 1979, president, Whirlpool North America, 2007-present.

Entertainment, media, and culture
Pearl Bailey, 1985, noted singer, actress, entertainer.

Bruce Bartlett, 1976, economist and Wall Street Journal columnist.

John Barrymore, 1898, actor.

Joan Biskupic, 1993, Supreme Court reporter, USA Today, 2000-present; Supreme Court reporter, Washington Post, 1992-2000.

William Peter Blatty, 1950, author of The Exorcist.

Robert J. Collier, 1894, publisher of Collier’s Weekly magazine.

Deroy Murdock, 1986, columnist, Scripps Howard News Service.

Jonathan Nolan, 1999, co-writer of screenplay for The Dark Knight.

Glenn O’Brien, 1970, nonfiction writer and Style Guy for GQ Magazine.

Walter H. Pincus, 2001, Washington Post national security journalist.

Carl Reiner, SFS 1943, actor, director, film producer…

Chris Sacca, SFS 1997, 2000, Google’s head of special initiatives.

Maria Shriver, 1977, NBC-TV news commentator and wife of Governor
of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Kate Snow, MSFS 1990, co-anchor,
weekend edition of ABC News Good Morning America.

Will Tanous, 1992, Warner Music Group executive.

Anthony Thomopoulos, SFS 1959,
former president ABC Entertainment and ABC Broadcast Group.

Science and medicine
John O. Agwunobi, MBA 2000, Assistant Secretary for Health, US Dept. of Health and Human Services; Admiral, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, 2006–7; Sr. VP and President for the Professional Services Division for Wal-Mart, 2007-present.

John-David F. Bartoe, 1974, 1976, Astronaut and Astrophysicist;
Research Manager, International Space Station, NASA Johnson
Space Center, 1995-present.

Pascale Cossart, 1971, Professor and Head of the Unité des Interactions
Bactéries Cellules at the Pasteur Institute of Paris.

George V. Coyne, S.J., 1962, Astronomer
Director of the Vatican Observatory, 1978-2006.

Mark R. Dybul, 1985, M 1992, Global AIDS Coordinator,
US Department of State, 2006-present.

Andrew von Eschenbach, 1967, Director, Food and Drug Administration, 2006-present; Director, National Cancer Institute, 2002-2005.

Thomas Parran, Jr. 1915, 6th Surgeon General of the United States, 1936-1948.

John J. Ring, 1949; M 1953, former President, American Medical Association.

Mark Abbott, SFS 1986, president, Major League Soccer.

Bill Bidwill, 1960, Arizona Cardinals owner.

Alex Buzbee, 2007, professional football player, Washington Redskins.

Andrew Campbell, SFS 2006, sailor, 2008 US Olympic Sailing Team.

Robert H. Castellini, 1963, CEO, Cincinnati Reds.

Othella Harrington, 1996, professional basketball player, Chicago Bulls.

Roy Hibbert, 2008, professional basketball player, Indiana Pacers.

Arlen Kantarian, 1975, chief executive, professional tennis, US Tennis Assoc.

Frank McCourt, Jr., 1975, owner and chairman, Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jamie McCourt, 1975, vice chairman and president, Los Angeles Dodgers.

Alonzo Mourning, 1992, professional basketball player, Miami Heat.

Paul Tagliabue, 1962, commissioner, National Football League, 1989-2006.

Georgetown University, Georgetown Law, Mission and Ministry

Georgetown University
Georgetown University, in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was founded in 1789, by John Carroll, a Jesuit, and cousin of Charles Carroll, the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Georgetown University is the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest Jesuit University in the United States and is home to fifty-eight members of the Society of Jesus.

Georgetown’s most notable alumni, such as former U.S. President Bill Clinton, have served in various levels of government in the United States and abroad.
Click to see a few of the alumni.

School of Foreign Service
The School of Foreign Service is the largest school of international relations
in the world and the oldest in the United States. Research institutes include
the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and Woodstock Theological Center
and Library.

Georgetown University Law Center (
Georgetown University’s law school (Georgetown Law), the first law school
established in the United States by a Jesuit institution of higher learning,
was begun in 1870. It is the second largest law school in the U.S. Since it
is located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown Law is close to federal govern-
ment agencies, courts, and the Supreme Court.

Student Life
Less than 60 percent of Georgetown’s student body is Catholic. Georgetown
has a Buddhist clergyman and a full-time rabbi. It was the first U.S. college
to have a full-time imam, to serve the over four-hundred Muslims on campus.

The student body is generally religious and volunteer minded, and more than
four-hundred freshmen and transfer students attend a nonreligious Ignatian
retreat annually.

Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit Identity

    The Core Curriculum.
    All Georgetown students are required to take two courses in Philosophy
    and Theology.

    The Mass, the Sacraments, and Other Religious Services
    The Georgetown community celebrates the beginning of each new school
    year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit…

    The Mass is celebrated two times a day during the week in Dahlgren Chapel, and daily and on Sundays at the Medical Center’s Hospital Chapel and the Law Center’s St. Thomas More Chapel. In addition, daily Mass is celebrated three times a week in the Medical School’s St. Ignatius Chapel. Daily Mass is televised throughout the Georgetown Hospital…

    Crucifixes and Religious Symbolism.
    The University has placed a wide variety of crosses and crucifixes, with descriptions…in all Main Campus classroom buildings, with the exception
    of the Bunn Intercultural Center, where there are rotating symbols of the
    various faith traditions represented on campus.

    Interfaith and Ecumenical Liturgies.
    The Office of Campus Ministry provides opportunities for interfaith prayer and dialogue throughout the school year.

    Events include interfaith dialogues, Hallelujah Shabbat, Interfaith Seder, an interfaith art exhibit, and the Inter-faith Baccalaureate Service.

    Retreat Programs.
    Georgetown’s nationally recognized retreat programs…with specific retreats available to students of Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish faiths. Programs range from overnight experiences…to Five-Day Ignatian retreats.

Mission and Ministry of Georgetown University
Each year the Office of Mission and Ministry orients new faculty, staff, students and Board members to the Catholic and Jesuit character of the University and offers a variety of seminars and programs to promote our religious mission…
Some of the University’s values: (

    Contemplation in Action
    St. Ignatius believed that prayer and reflectivity…become a way of entering into union with and praising God. Contemplation is a critical dimension of the spiritual life and it is reflected in Georgetown’s commitment to prayer, worship and retreats…

    Educating the Whole Person
    St. Ignatius…promoted the development of the spiritual, intellectual, artistic, social and physical aspects of each person…

    Faith and Justice

    In 1965, following the 31st General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits made a significant institutional commitment to “the service of faith
    and the promotion of justice.”

    Women and Men for Others

    …the impressive commitments of our graduates to serve in organizations such as the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps International, Teach for America, and the Peace Corps.

    Interreligious Understanding
    Reflecting themes from the Second Vatican Council, the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus made a significant commitment
    to ecumenical and interreligious
    engagement and understanding.

    As the Georgetown University community comprises a wide variety of religious traditions, our Office of Campus Ministry supports Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim chaplaincies, a variety of affiliated ministries, and numerous interreligious events and services.

    In addition, the University sponsors the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding; the Program for Jewish Civilization; the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; the Catholic Studies Program…

    Community in Diversity
    The University supports the diversity of our community through a variety of resources that include the Diversity Action Council, the Center for Minority Educational Affairs, the Patrick F. Healy Fellows Program, the Coordinator
    for LBGTQ Community Resources and a wide array of student cultural and performance groups.

    Campus Ministry (
    Upcoming events Summer 2008
    Jul 31, 12:10pm-1pm: Feast of Saint Ignatius/Celebration of Final Vows
    Aug 24, 9am: New Student Orientation Mass
    Aug 24, 9am-11am: NSO Protestant Worship Service and Breakfast
    Aug 24, 10am-12pm: MSA Welcome Freshman Brunch
    Aug 26, 12pm: Mass of the Holy Spirit

    Jesuit Heritage Week (
    January 27th – February 2nd
    Sunday, January 27, Opening Mass
    Monday, January 28, Spiritual Exercises talk, Rev. John O’Malley, S.J.
    Tuesday, January 29, Daily Mass with the Jesuits
    Wednesday, January 30, Guided Meditation with Rev. Tom King, S.J.
    Thursday, January 31, Daily Mass with the Jesuits, Guided Meditation…
    Friday, February 1, 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
    Spend time in prayer during Eucharistic Adoration, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Knights of Columbus.

Some People involved in the discussions of faith and religion on Georgetown’s campus in recent years:
Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, archbishop of Washington
Fr. Gerald O’Collins, S.J., Gregorian University
Anglican Bishop Kenneth Cragg
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet
E.J. Dionne Jr., Columnist, The Washington Post, Sr. Fellow, Brookings Inst.
Dr. Dorothy Height, National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)
Sister Helen Prejean, Death Penalty Activist, author of Dead Man Walking
Francis Eugene Cardinal George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago
Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, secretary for relations with states, Vatican City
Archbishop Pedro Meurice Estiu, Santiago, Cuba
Patriarch Alexei II, Russian Orthodox Church
Rev. John O’Malley, S.J., author of The First Jesuits
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome
Msgr. George G. Higgins, Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace
Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Muslim American Spokesperson
Fred Kammer, S.J., president, Catholic Charities USA
Antonin Scalia, 1957, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Georgetown in the news:
Diversity; Social Justice and Ignatian Spirituality

Catholic Georgetown University to Fully Fund Campus Gay Center
Co-president of GU Pride, Scott Chessare, responded by exclaiming “We won!”
By Hilary White Washington, DC October 30, 2007 (

Jesuit spirituality, Social Justice Priorities for Georgetown’s lay president

“…In the three years since he was chosen to become head of the nation’s oldest Catholic university, DeGioia, the first lay person to take on the task, has been an indefatigable advocate of Catholic identity and Ignatian spirituality…

“DeGioia believes the Washington-based Georgetown University is in a unique position to place before students, faculty and the wider social-political arena Roman Catholicism’s unyielding demands for human rights and social justice.

“These are at the core, he says, of Ignatian spirituality.

“Jesuit Fr. Julio Giulietti, director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College and formerly on the faculty at Georgetown, said flatly: “DeGioia knows the Spiritual Exercises
[of Ignatius] from his soul.”

Ignatian Worldview and Jesuit Education

Go Forth and Teach: The Characteristics of Jesuit Education
By the International Commission on the Apostolate of Jesuit Education

    The writing of the Ratio Studiorum (The Jesuit plan of studies), began
    in 1586. The Characteristics of Jesuit Education, based on the Ratio
    , but published 400 years later, in 1986, was republished
    the next year in the US as Go Forth and Teach.

This post includes excerpts from Go Forth and Teach: The Characteristics
of Jesuit Education
which I have placed into categories.

Purpose of Go Forth and Teach: The Characteristics of Jesuit Education

    (9) “…The purpose is rather to describe…the inspiration, values, attitudes and style which have traditionally charac-
    terized Jesuit education, which must be characteristic of any truly Jesuit school today wherever it is to be found, and that will remain essential as we move into the future.
    —Introductory notes from Go Forth and Teach

Subjects to be taught in a Jesuit Education
The priorities in the formation of Jesuits became priorities of Jesuit education:
a stress on the humanities, to be followed by philosophy and theology, 105…repetition of the material and active involvement of the students in their own education. 107 Much time should be spent in developing good style in writing. 108 The role of the Rector, as the center of authority, inspiration and unity, is essential. 109

    (27) …Jesuit education also includes a careful and critical study of technology together with the physical and social sciences.

    (28)…Jesuit education includes opportunities …for all students to come to an appreciation of literature, aesthetics, music and the fine arts.

    (29) …Jesuit education…develops traditional skills in speaking
    and writing
    and also helps students to attain facility with modern instruments of communication such as film and video

    (31) …Jesuit education…includes a well-developed program of sports and physical education

    (39) Jesuit education is adapted to meet the needs of the country and the culture…this adaptation, while it encourages a “healthy patriotism”
    is not an unquestioning acceptance of national values

    (54) …the “Christian humanism” of Jesuit education, emphasizes
    the happiness in life that is the result of a responsible use
    of freedom

    Critical thinking
    (26) A thorough and sound intellectual formation includes mastery of basic humanistic and scientific disciplines…[and] includes a growing ability to reason reflectively, logically and critically.

    (77) In a Jesuit school, the focus is on education for justice. Adequate knowledge joined to rigorous and critical thinking

    (53) In a Jesuit school, a framework of inquiry in which a
    value system is acquired through a process of wrestling with competing points
    of view is legitimate.

Jesuit Pedagogy (teaching methods) and the Spiritual Exercises

    150. Ignatius insisted that Jesuit schools should adopt the methods of the University of Paris (“modus Parisiensis”) because he considered these to be the most effective in achieving the goals he had in mind for these schools.

    The methods were tested and adapted by Jesuit educators in accordance with their religious experience in the Spiritual
    and their growing practical experience in education.

    Many of these principles and methods are still typical of
    Jesuit education
    because they are still effective in implementing
    the characteristics described in the previous sections.

    (160) 6. There are analogies between methods of the Exercises
    and traditional Jesuit teaching methods, many of which were incorporated into the Ratio Studiorum

    B. A few examples of directives from the constitutions and ratio studiorum:
    (161) 1. The curriculum is to be structured carefully: in daily order, in the way that courses build on material covered in previous courses and in the way courses are related to one another. The curriculum should be so integrated that each individual course contributes toward the overall goal of the school.

    (162) 2. The pedagogy is to include analysis, repetition, active reflection, and synthesis; it should combine theoretical ideas
    with their applications.

    (163) 3. It is not the quantity of course material covered that is important but rather a solid, profound, and basic formation.

Formation of each student:
Intellectual and Spiritual Formation; Values

    (25) “…Jesuit education…is concerned with the total formation of each student…

    (107) In Jesuit education…the aim is the fullest possible development of every dimension of the person, linked to the development of a sense of values and a commitment to the service of others which gives priority to the needs of the poor and is willing to sacrifice self-interest for the promotion of justice…

    (28) In Jesuit education, particular care is given to the…creative dimensions of each student in all courses of study…They are essential in the formation of the whole person and are a way to discover God as He reveals Himself through beauty…

    (34) …Religious and spiritual formation is integral to Jesuit education

    (93)…The aim of Jesuit education is the formation of principled, value-oriented persons for others

    (51) Jesuit education includes formation in values, in attitudes, and in an ability to evaluate criteria; that is, it includes formation of the will…

    (52) Personal development through the training of character and will…is all aided by the necessary and fair regulations of the school…

    “We…challenge you and try to inspire you to put into practice…the values that you cherish, the values that you have received in your formation.” 34

    Developmental stages
    (73) …Jesuit education—in progressive stages that take into account the developmental stages of growth, and…assists in the formation of men and women who will put their beliefs and attitudes into practice throughout their lives.

    (42) …the educational process recognizes the developmental stages of intellectual, affective and spiritual growth…the curriculum is centered on the person…

    Each student develops at his own pace
    Each student is allowed to develop and to accomplish objectives at a pace suited to individual ability…(42)

Spiritual Aspects of a Jesuit Education

Ignatian Spirituality, Spiritual Exercises

    (65) Making the Spiritual Exercises [29] is encouraged as a way of knowing Christ better, loving him, and following him. The Exercises will also help the members of the educational community understand the vision of Ignatius, which is the spirit that lies behind Jesuit education…

    (153) …lay people need to have an understanding of Ignatian spirituality, of Jesuit educational history and traditions and
    Jesuit life

    (155) 1. …the quality of the relationship between the guide of the Spiritual Exercises and the person making them is the model for the relationship between teacher and student

    (157) 3. The progression in the Exercises is one source of the practical, disciplined, “means to end” approach that is characteristic of Jesuit education. 78

Eucharist and sacraments

    (91) For Ignatius, the response to the call of Christ is made in and through
    the Roman Catholic Church, the instrument through which Christ is sacramentally present in the world…

    (68)…For Catholics, the Eucharist is the celebration of a faith community centered on Christ. All adult members of the community are encouraged to participate in these celebrations, not only as an expression of their own faith, but also to give witness to the purposes of the school.

    (69) Catholic members of the educational community receive
    and celebrate the loving forgiveness of God in the Sacrament
    of Reconciliation.

    Depending on local circumstances, the Jesuit school prepares students (and also adults) for the reception of other Sacraments.

    (102) For Catholic students Jesuit education offers a knowledge
    of and love for the church and the sacraments, as privileged opportunities to encounter Christ.

Imitating Jesus

    (61) Members of various faiths and cultures are a part of the educational community in Jesuit schools today; to all, whatever
    their beliefs, Christ is proposed as the model of human life

    Everyone can draw inspiration and learn about commitment from the life and teaching of Jesus…Everyone can imitate him in an emptying of self

    (62) …To be “Christian” is to follow Christ and be like him: to share and promote his values and way of life as far as possible. 26

    (64) …Students encounter the person of Christ as friend and guide; they come to know him through Scripture, sacraments, personal and communal prayer, in play and work, in other persons; they are led to the service of others in imitation of Christ the Man for others. [28]

Prayer/worship and community of faith

    (67) …Jesuit education offers a progressive initiation to prayer…All are encouraged to praise and thank God in prayer…

    (68) …the educational community in a Jesuit school…is a community of faith, and expresses this faith through appropriate religious or spiritual celebrations.

    (95) Jesuit education…is faithful to the teachings of the church, especially in moral and religious formation.

    (125) The Jesuits will be more effective…if they live in service and inspiration to one another, forming a true community in prayer and in life

Service founded on a Faith Commitment

    (111) Service is founded on a faith commitment to God; for Christians this is expressed in terms of the following of Christ. [which] leads to a desire to always do “more”…

    (63) Pastoral care…enables the seeds of religious faith and religious commitment to grow in each individual by enabling each one to recognize and respond to the message of divine love…then responding to this discovery through a commitment to service within the community

    (71) …Ignatius asks for the total and active commitment of men and women who, “to imitate and be more actually like Christ,” 32 will put their ideals into practice in the real world of the family, business, social movements, political and legal structures, and religious activities. 33

Teachers and administrators, Jesuit and lay are guiders of intellectual, moral and spiritual development of every student

    (43)… Teachers and administrators, both Jesuit and lay, are more than academic guides. They are involved…taking a personal interest in the intellectual, affective, moral and spiritual development of every student,
    helping each one to develop a sense of self-worth and to become
    a responsible individual within the community…

    the adult members of the educational community guide students in their development of a set of values

    (45) …The task of the teacher is to help each student to become an independent learner, to assume the responsibility for his or her own education.

Training Leaders

    (110) A traditional aim of Jesuit education has been to train “leaders”: men and women who assume responsible positions in society through which they have a positive influence on others…

    Instructors at Jesuit schools to cooperate with other schools and agencies

    (115) The teachers and directors in a Jesuit school cooperate with other schools and educational agencies

Teachers in the Jesuit Schools Help Out Parents

    (131) Teachers and directors in a Jesuit school cooperate closely with parents, who are also members of the educational community. There is frequent communication and ongoing dialogue between the home and the school

    Parents are offered support and opportunities for growth in exercising their role as parents…parents are helped to fulfill their right and responsibility as educators in the home and family and they in turn contribute to the work of education going on in the school. 71

    (133) There is consistency between the values promoted in the school and those promoted in the home. At the time their children first enroll in the school, parents are informed about the commitment of Jesuit education to a faith that does justice…

Life long learning instilled in children and adults

    (46) Since education is a life-long process, Jesuit education tries to instill a joy in learning and a desire to learn that will remain beyond the days in school…it is much more important to learn how to learn, to desire to go on learning all through life.” 20

    (48) “...the adult members of the educational community are encouraged to continue to mature in all of these areas, and programs of ongoing formation are provided to assist in this growth. 21

    (152) …all adult members of the educational community need to take advantage of opportunities for continuing education and continued personal development—especially in professional competence, pedagogical techniques, and spiritual formation. The Jesuit school encourages this by providing staff development programs in every school…

Faith and Justice

    (74) …“The mission of the Society of Jesus today is the service
    of faith, of which the promotion of justice is an absolute requirement

    This service of the faith that does justice is action in imitation of Christ…Justice does not reach its interior fullness except in charity…Justice without charity is not evangelical.” 37

Goal of faith and justice

    (76) The goal of the faith that does justice and works for peace is a new type of person in a new kind of society, in which each individual has the opportunity to be fully human and each one accepts the responsibility of promoting the human development of others…

Eccumenism an dialogue for betterment of society

    (38) …Jesuit education promotes dialogue between faith and culture—which includes dialogue between faith and science.

    (76) …But all members of the educational community, including those who do not share Christian faith, can collaborate in this work…working together in the promotion of justice and can become the beginning of an ecumenical dialogue which sees justice as intimately tied to faith.

    (94) …The purposes and ideals of members of other faiths can be in harmony with the goals of the Jesuit school and they can commit themselves to these goals for the development of the students and for the betterment of society.

    (100) The Jesuit school community encourages collaboration in ecumenical activities with other churches and is active in dialogue with all men and women of good will.

Ignatian Worldview and the Kingdom of God

    (93) Jesuit schools are a part of the apostolic mission of the church in building the Kingdom of God…

    (110)…the goal of Jesuit education in today’s understanding of the Ignatian worldview is not to prepare a socio-economic elite, but rather to educate leaders in service…to work with others for the good of all in the service of the Kingdom of God.

    (127) …Jesuits are available to provide…discussions, workshops, and retreats, which can enable others in the school community to come to a better knowledge and appreciation of the world view of Ignatius.

    (139)”…Since the worldview of Ignatius is the basis on which a common vision is built, the director is guided by this worldview

    and is the one responsible for ensuring that opportunities are provided through which the other members of the community can come to a greater understanding of this worldview and its applications to education

    (132) As far as possible, parents should understand, value and accept the Ignatian worldview that characterizes the Jesuit school.

    The school community…provides opportunities by which parents can become more familiar with this worldview and its applications to education.

The Jesuit “system” of schools, agents of change in the World
which needs transformation

    (148) …Jesuit schools still form a network, joined…by a common vision with common goals;

    teachers and administrators in Jesuit schools are again sharing ideas and experiences in order to discover the principles and methods that will provide the most effective implementation of this common vision.

    (149) …The broader the interchange on the regional level, the more fruitful the interchange among Jesuit schools can be on an international level.

    (150) To aid in promoting this interchange of ideas and experiences an exchange of teachers and students is encouraged wherever possible.

    57) …Jesuit education emphasizes the need to be in contact with the world…that is in need of transformation without being blind to the essential goodness of creation.

    (78) 1. …Teachers try to become more conscious of [justice issues], so that they can provide students with the intellectual, moral and spiritual formation that will enable them to make a commitment to service—that will make them agents of change

Jesuit High Schools

Jesuit Secondary Education Association

    JSEA initiates programs and provides services that enable its member schools to sustain their Ignatian vision and Jesuit mission of educational excellence in the formation of young men and women of competence, conscience and compassion.

    Georgetown Preparatory School, connected with the University when it started, was the first Jesuit secondary school in the U.S.

Jesuit high schools in the United States

Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix) 1928

Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose) 1851
Cristo Rey High School (Jesuits one of three sponsoring religious congregations)
Loyola High School (Los Angeles) 1865
Jesuit High School (Sacramento) 1963
St. Ignatius College Preparatory (San Francisco) 1855
Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles) 1962
Xavier College Preparatory (Palm Desert) 2006

Arrupe Jesuit High School (Denver) 2003
Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora) 1877

Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield) 1942

District of Columbia
Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC) 1821

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School (Miami) 1854
Jesuit High School of Tampa 1899

Loyola Academy (Wilmette) 1909
St. Ignatius College Preparatory School (Chicago) 1870
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago) 1996


Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (Indianapolis) 1962

Jesuit High School (New Orleans) 1847

Cheverus High School (Portland) 1917

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Baltimore) 2007
Georgetown Preparatory School (North Bethesda) 1789
Loyola Blakefield (Towson) 1852

Boston College High School (Boston) 1863

Loyola High School (Detroit) 1993
University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy (Detroit) 1877

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Minneapolis) 2007

De Smet Jesuit High School (Creve Coeur) 1967
Rockhurst High School (Kansas City) 1914
St. Louis University High School (St. Louis) 1818

Creighton Preparatory School (Omaha) 1878

New Jersey
St. Peter’s Preparatory School (Jersey City) 1872

New York
Canisius High School (Buffalo) 1870
Cristo Rey New York High School (New York City) 2004
Fordham Preparatory School (New York City) 1841
Loyola School (New York City) 1900
McQuaid Jesuit High School (Rochester) 1954
Regis High School (New York City) 1914
Xavier High School (New York City) 1847

St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland (Cleveland) 1886
St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy (Toledo) 1965
St. Martin de Porres High School (Cleveland) 2004
St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati) 1831
Walsh Jesuit High School (Cuyahoga Falls) 1965

Jesuit High School (Portland) 1956

Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School (Philadelphia) 1851
Scranton Preparatory School (Scranton) 1944

Puerto Rico
Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola (San Juan)1952

South Dakota
Red Cloud High School (Pine Ridge) 1937

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (Houston)1960
Jesuit College Preparatory School a.k.a. Jesuit Dallas (Dallas) 1942

Bellarmine Preparatory School (Tacoma, Washington) 1928
Gonzaga Preparatory School (Spokane, Washington) 1887
Seattle Preparatory School 1891

Marquette University High School (Milwaukee) 1857

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Some People who attended a Jesuit High School

    Jerry Brown
    Two-term Governor of California and Mayor of Oakland,
    St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, 1955.

    William Bennett
    Former U.S. Secretary of Education,
    Gonzaga College High, Washington D.C., 1961

    Pat Buchanan
    Former Senior White House Advisor who served Nixon, Ford, and Reagan,
    Gonzaga College High, Washington, DC 1956.

    Will Clark
    Baseball player with the San Franciso Giants and Texas Rangers,
    Jesuit High School in New Orleans.

    Christopher Connor
    CEO of Sherwin Williams, Walsh Jesuit High, 1974.

    Bing Crosby
    Singer and actor, Gonzaga High School.

    John, James, and Leon Gorman
    Owners of L.L. Bean, Ceverus High School, 1949,’50,’52.

    Robert Kennedy
    Attorney General and Senator, Georgetown Prep (DC).

    Bill Murray
    TV, movie actor and comedian of Saturday Night Live,
    Loyola Academy, Wilmette.

    Chris O’Donnell
    Actor: Batman Forever, Fried Green Tomatoes, Circle of Friends, and Scent of a Woman, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, 1988.

    Joe Paterno
    Head coach of Penn State University, Brooklyn Prep (recently closed).

    Tim Russert
    NBC News Senior VP and moderator of “Meet the Press”,
    Canisius High, Buffalo, 1968.

    Antonin Scalia
    Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Xavier High School New York, 1953.

    Rusty Staub
    Former major league baseball player for the Houston Astros and radio announcer for the New York Mets, Jesuit High School, New Orleans.

    Spencer Tracy
    Movie Actor, Marquette High School, Milwaukee.

    George Wendt
    TV and movie actor, starred as Norm in Cheers,
    Campion Jesuit High, 1966.

The training to become a member of the Jesuits—The Society of Jesus (SJ)

Jesuit formation (Training to become a Jesuit)
Formation for Priesthood normally takes up to 14 years. Final vows are
taken several years after that.

The Spiritual Exercises
The Spiritual Exercises were a required component of the Jesuit novitiate training program. The exercises usually take place during the first year of
a two year novitiate.

After taking the First Vows, there is a choice between Scholastic Mister
(entering the path of priesthood) or a Jesuit brother.

Scholastic Mister—the usual course of studies
First Studies

First Studies is the period when the scholastic begins his academic training. Depending on his prior education it will last 2–4 years. At the end of that time period, there has been a good grounding in philosophy and the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in the US. It may also introduce the study of theology or some other specialized area may have been introduced.

Master or Doctoral Degree
As Jesuits serve on the faculties of high schools and universities, and in a wide variety of other positions, the Jesuit scholastic or Jesuit priest often earns a master or doctoral degree on some area—Theology, History, English, Chemistry, Educational Administration, Law, etc. In which case, a Jesuit may spend another few years earning a graduate degree beyond the bachelor’s.

Regency is the next stage, wherein the scholastic lives and works in a typical Jesuit community (as opposed to the “formation communities” he has lived insofar). He is engaged full-time in ministry (an Apostolate), which is traditionally teaching in a secondary school, but it may be any ministry
Jesuits are engaged in. Regency lasts for 2–3 years.

Theology precedes ordination. By universal canon law, every candidate for priestly ordination must complete four years of theology studies. This will includes a Bachelor degree and usually a second (masters level) degree in a specialized area related to theology. Ordination follows…

The ordained Jesuit priest will either be chosen for profession as a “spiritual coadjutor,” taking the usual perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, or for profession as a “professed of the four vows.”

Fourth Vow
…the Fourth vow, unique to Jesuits, of special obedience to the pope in matters regarding mission, promising to undertake any mission laid out in the Formula of the Institute the pope may choose.

Jesuit Brother
Today, the formation of a Jesuit brother may take many forms, depending on his aptitude for ministry.

He may pursue a highly academic formation which mirrors that of the scholastics such as serving as a university professors.

Or he may pursue more practical training in areas such as pastoral counseling
or spiritual direction (some assist in giving retreats, for instance), or he may continue in the traditional “supporting” roles in which so many Jesuit brothers have attained notable levels of holiness (as administrative aides, for example).

Jesuit formation is meant to form men who are open and ready to serve whatever is the Church’s current need. Today, all Jesuits are expected to learn English, and those who speak English as a first language are expected to learn Spanish.

Excerpt about Jesuits from “Sweet Land of Liberty” by Charles C. Coffin (1879)

“…Ignatius Loyola, who founded the society of the Jesuits…
inspired others with his own lofty zeal.

“The members of the society went forth to convert the world,
to thread the jungles of India, traverse the deserts of Africa and
the steppes of Asia; uphold the Cross on the banks of the Amazon,
and plant it upon the peaks of the Andes; to rear churches amidst the fertile vales of Mexico;

“make their home in a palace or the hut of a savage; brave every danger, suffer every hardship; endure every privation; to die of hunger, thirst, cold or heat, disease or violence; to labor without reward except that which the Virgin Mary would extend to them, through their sacrifices to save souls from the clutches of the devil.

“They were to persuade men where persuasion was available; employ force where force was possible.

“It was their province to spy out the actions of men—meddle in all their affairs; fathom the secrets of human hearts; interfere in households, in cabinets, in halls of justice and legislation; set father against son, and son against father; stir up strife between husband and wife, mother and daughter.

“All earthly relations, all human considerations, all the ties which men deem sacred, were subordinated to the idea that baptism into the Church was of more value than anything else; that they were commanded by the Virgin to rescue men from perdition.

“To bring about that end by any means were justifiable. Each member was to watch every other member; report their faithful-
ness or unfaithfulness. They had one watch word—’Obedience.’

“With a zeal such as the world had never before witnessed, the Jesuits went forth upon their missions.

“Their history is interwoven with that of every nation—a record of self-denial, hardship, suffering, martyrdom; of burning zeal, fiery energy, tireless activity, unquenchable ardor; of religious devotions, worldly wisdom, benevolence, and charity; deceit, falsehood, hypocrisy, cruelty, and despotism.

“If they have been charitable and kind, they have also blackened history by the darkest of crimes. If they have lifted men to higher and nobler lives, they have also sent myriads to prison, and burnt hundreds of thousands at the stake.

“Time has not quenched their zeal; and though three hundred and fifty years have passed since their organization, they are still making their power felt in every country, controlling the consciences and actions of men.

“The tomahawk and scalping-knife, at the bidding of the Jesuits, will do bloody work from the Penobscot to the Ohio, and the lurid light of burning dwellings will illumine the midnight sky…” [ p. 49–51]