Engaging in Unceasing Prayer
They work for God in this life and save retirement for the next. Most Jesuits continue in active ministry well into their 70s, 80s and even their 90s. When advanced age, frail health or another need for special care arises, they join the Jesuit Community at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Here, a holistic model of care meets the men's physical and spiritual needs while preserving their ability to live in community and be apostolically available. They pray daily for the Church, the Society of Jesus and for all who partner with us in mission.
Because Jesuits take a vow of poverty, the needs of our elder men are met by pooling resources from salaried Jesuits, Medicare, Social Security and charitable contributions.
We ask that you pray for our senior Jesuits, and prayerfully consider a gift to support their care.
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Fr. Bob Hilbert, SJ - "God Makes the Call ... We Just Have to Listen" - It was the middle of World War II when young Bob Hilbert graduated from Creighton Prep and entered the Society of Jesus. "I knew very early in life that I wanted to be a Jesuit," he recalls. (May 2013)
Fr. Richard McCaslin, SJ - "Still learning after all these years". Growing up in north Omaha as one of 13 children –
Fr. John Naus, SJ (aka, Tumbleweed the Clown): At age 84, this Professor of Philosophy is a familiar and well-loved presence on the Marquette University Campus for over 46 years. Neither advanced age nor infirmity keeps him from doing what he loves most being a Jesuit in the service of others. (August 2009)
80 Years a Jesuit and Still Singing Strong: There are a few things about life that Fr. Bill Kegel, SJ, thinks you should know. (July 2009)
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