Esteemed Jesuit visitors

February 22, 2011

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Two well-known Jesuits will visit SU to make compelling presentations in the next couple weeks.  

First, Mark Mossa, S.J., left, of Fordham University will present “Already There: Letting God Find You” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Casey 500. Fr. Mossa will talk about his own vocational journey and how the everyday, simple and even quirky things in life seem to “connect with something deep down inside of us and say something meaningful about our human experience.” Mossa is being hosted by Magis and the Ignatian Spirituality Center.

Then, Peter Henriot, S.J., will visit SU to talk about “The Future of Africa and the Catholic Church” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4, in the Admissions and Alumni Building. Originally from Tacoma, Fr. Henriot is a member of the Zambia-Malawi Province of the Society of Jesus. Trained as a political scientist, he spent several years in Washington, D.C. with the Center of Concern, and then went to Africa in 1989. He just recently finished 21 years directing the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection in Lusaka, Zambia, and is now moving to Malawi to assist in the establishment of a new Jesuit secondary school there.  He served in October 2009 as an advisor for the East African Bishops at the Second African Synod in Rome, having published and taught in the area of Catholic social teaching and been engaged in parish ministries. Henriot’s visit to SU is being sponsored by Peter Ely, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry, and Victoria Jones, associate provost for global engagement, along with the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and the Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle.