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Xavier Magazine | July 22, 2014

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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

Extra Credit: Robert Buetuer, S.J.

October 1, 2011 |

After serving as editor of the National Jesuit News and associate editor at America magazine, Bueter joined the Xavier faculty in 2007 as associate director of the Center for Catholic Education and specialist on the history of secondary education in … Read More

Life in the Second 50

July 1, 2011 |

J. Leo Klein, S.J., one of Xavier’s longest-serving Jesuits, knows a thing or two about aging, and he has two artificial knees and an artificial hip to prove it. Getting old ain’t for sissies, he likes to say. But he also … Read More

Extra Credit: Bill Verbryke, S.J.

July 1, 2011 |

Bill Verbryke, S.J., is a new face on campus but a familiar one in Cincinnati’s Jesuit circles. The 58-year-old is a Cincinnati native and former president of St. Xavier High School. He joined Xavier in the fall after an eight-year … Read More

Extra Credit: Ken Overberg, S.J.

April 1, 2011 |

The distance is vast between Peru and Sweden—in miles and memories—for Ken Overberg, S.J. The longtime theology professor and Cincinnati native visited Peru as a young seminarian in the summer of 1972. That immersion experience changed his perspective on … Read More

Extra Credit: John LaRocca, S.J.

January 1, 2011 |

A transplanted New Yorker, John LaRocca, S.J., joined Xavier’s Department of History faculty in 1977 convinced he would return to his native East Coast within two years. He’s been at Xavier ever since.

“After my first semester here I was … Read More

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