Celebrating Jubilarians

Each year, the Society of Jesus marks the milestone anniversaries of its members with Jubilee celebrations. This year, the USA Central and Southern Province has 43 members celebrating 25, 50, 60, 70 or 75 years from entrance or ordination.

In the sidebar to the right, you will find the photos of the six men celebrating 50 years as a Jesuit. Click on an image to read a brief profile of each man. 

We give thanks for the faithful service of each of our Jubilarians. Please join us in praying for these Jesuits. (If their name is underlined, it functions as a link to a reflection that man wrote.)  

75 Years in the Society

Fr. Bernard J. Coughlin, SJ Fr. William T. Miller, SJ
Fr. Rodney T. Kissinger, SJ

70 Years in the Society

Fr. Francis R. Brou, SJ  Fr. Eugene C. Renard, SJ
Fr. Albert C. Louapre, SJ Fr. Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ
Fr. Norman B. O’Neal, SJ

60 Years in the Society

Fr. Richard O. Buhler, SJ Fr. John R. Payne, SJ
Fr. Edward P. Buvens, SJ Fr. Frank J. Schmitt, SJ
Fr. John J. Callahan, SJ Fr. Michael J. L. Sheeran, SJ
Br. Anthony S. Coco, SJ Fr. J. Timothy Thompson, SJ
Fr. Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ

60 Years in the Priesthood

Fr. Thomas J. Casey, SJ Fr. Nicholas T. Schiro, SJ
Fr. Thomas J. Madden, SJ Fr. John L. Vessels, SJ
Fr. John W. Padberg, SJ

50 Years in the Society

Fr. Joseph F. Bona, SJ Br. Lawrence J. Lundin, SJ
Fr. Michael S. Gallagher, SJ Fr. Anthony F. McGinn, SJ
Fr. Robert S. Gerlich, SJ Fr. Christopher J. Viscardi, SJ

50 Years in the Priesthood

Fr. James P. Bradley, SJ Fr. Michael N. Smith, SJ
Fr. Michael A. Marchlewski, SJ Fr. Robert L. Sullivan, SJ
Fr. Robert F. O’Toole, SJ Fr. John H. Zupez, SJ

25 Years in the Society

Fr. Flavio I. Bravo, SJ Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Fr. Ronald D. Gonzales, SJ Fr. William T. Sheahan, SJ

25 Years in the Priesthood

Fr. J. Daniel Daly, SJ Fr. Hung (Dominic) Nguyen, SJ
Fr. Eduardo C. Fernández, SJ Fr. John F. Paul, SJ
Fr. Carl J. Heumann, SJ Fr. Matthew D. Ruhl, SJ

Jubilee Celebrations

Celebrations in honor of our Jubilarians will be held in the following locations:

Grand Coteau, La.

Sunday, August 13
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
11:00 AM Mass
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St. Louis, Mo.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
St. Louis University High School, Main Chapel
3:00 PM
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Click here to send an email to one of our Jubilarians. Please indicate in your message to which Jesuit your message should be directed.

To download a pdf of the Jubilarians' reflections, click here


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