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Xavier Magazine | November 25, 2015

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The Nature of Pope Francis

November 10, 2015 |

His mission of caring for the earth, protecting the poor and re-examining the world’s economic systems defines him as the Jesuit leader of a morally challenged world. It also highlights how Xavier’s commitment to Jesuit education is being lived out … Read More

Alumni Profile: Spiritual Advisor

November 2, 2015 |

ROBERT W. STEPHAN, S.J. Honors Bachelor of Arts in history, 1995 Campus Minister for Liturgy, Seattle University Seattle, Wash.

Flagged by God | Stephan pulled into town to start work on a law degree at the University of California at … Read More

Peruvian Partner

November 2, 2015 |

A Jesuit University in Lima Helps Open Doors for Xavier Students to Truly Experience Andean Culture

In the low-income neighborhood of Ventanillas on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, a group of Xavier students is busy interacting with—and teaching—a classroom of chatty children. After singing a Spanish version of “London Bridge,” they gather round a table to brainstorm ideas for a storybook. The children create pictures for the book and practice acting their parts, prancing around in bare feet.

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Did You Hear the One About the Rabbi and the Priest?

April 16, 2015 |

A priest and a rabbi walk onto a college campus and discover the same thing. They’re in love—with the students, with mankind, with God. Al Bischoff, SJ, known affectionately at Xavier as “Father B,” and Rabbi Abie Ingber began an … Read More

A New Post

September 17, 2014 |

When the Pope speaks, people listen. So in June 2013, when meeting with the writers of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica at the Vatican, the Pontiff said, “Your proper place is on the frontiers. This is the place of … Read More

The Sisters

July 2, 2013 |

Xavier is known for its Jesuits, but the order of priests have not been the only religious presence in the history of the University. Nuns have also had a place at Xavier, even though the Jesuits don’t have a corresponding order … Read More

Mainstream news outlets discuss the election of the new pope

March 14, 2013 |

Stories about the election of Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pope offer a wide perspective on the unexpected choice of a Jesuit and his choice of the name Francis:Read More

Xavier’s Jesuit community share their thoughts on the election of a Jesuit pope

March 14, 2013 |

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., of Argentina was elected the new pope on Wednesday, March 13Read More

Extra Credit: Robert Hurd, S.J.

January 1, 2013 |

In addition to being a priest, Robert Hurd, S.J., is a staff physician at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cincinnati.  He has a medical degree from Creighton University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of San … Read More

Bellarmine and Bollman

January 1, 2013 |

When Richard Bollman first walked through the doors at Bellarmine Parish, most of today’s Xavier students weren’t even born yet. That was 20 years ago. Two decades.

That’s a long time to do anything, much less the same thing. … Read More

On The Road

July 2, 2012 |

One of William Verbryke, S.J.’s, favorite stories of pilgrimage when he was in charge of novices in the Detroit Province involved two young Jesuits who decided to hitchhike together from San Antonio, Texas. Westward ho!

They began at a truck … Read More

Learning to Trust

July 2, 2012 |

Matthew Lieser lies curled up in the dirt, shivering, his raincoat offering the only protection against the damp, chilly weather of the Pacific Northwest. Huddled between a row of bushes and a wall of St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Portland, … Read More

A Superior Gift

July 1, 2012 |

What looks nice with a black suit? How about a blue and gray Xavier hat—the flat bill variety, of course, so it’s stylish as well as fashionable.

That was what business professor Tim Kloppenborg thought in March, anyway, when he … Read More

Extra Credit: Matthew Dunch, S.J.

July 1, 2012 |

Matthew Dunch, S.J., is completing his first year at Xavier as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy after working as a prison chaplain and teaching pre-school (the latter being the tougher gig) while also spending two summers “excruciatingly … Read More

Extra Credit: Kent A. Beausoleil, S.J.

April 1, 2012 |

Kent A. Beausoleil, S.J., has served as an emergency room orderly, bartender, pastry chef, governmental budget officer and assistant city manager. He was born at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Waukegan, Ill., the second youngest of seven children.

After … Read More