Our Members

"Fundamental for the life and mission of every Jesuit's mission is an experience that places him,
quite simply, with Christ at the heart of the world."

We Are Numerous

Our Province includes 254 members which consist of:

  • 214 Jesuit priests (ordained)
  •  10  Jesuit brothers
  •  26  Jesuit Scholastics (men preparing for the priesthood)
  •    4  men studying at the novitiate
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We Are Multi-Generational:

  •   52 - age under 49
  •   49 - age 50 - 65
  • 103 - age 66 – 80
  •   50 - over 80 years old

The youngest is 22 and the oldest is 95.
The average age is 66.

   
We Have Midwestern Roots

We come from cities and towns throughout the Midwest which include:
 
Mason City, IA
Sioux City, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Waterloo, IA
Fort Dodge, IA
Dubuque, IA
Evanston, IL
Wheaton, IL
Indianapolis, IN
St. Paul, MN
Minneapolis, MN
Mankato, MN
Winthrop, MN
St. Cloud, MN
St. Louis, MO
Grand Forks, ND
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Prairie du Chien, WI
Beloit, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Madison, WI
Racine, WI
Green Bay, WI


We Are Well Educated

The education and training of a Jesuit takes place over 10 or more years and in addition to the extended study of theology we hold undergraduate and advanced degrees in many fields which include:

Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Classics
Economics
History
Journalism
Law
Mathematics
Music
Organic Chemistry
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychiatry
Scripture
Social Work
Theatre Arts
Zoology

We speak over 24 languages which include:  German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Swahili, Portuguese, Hungarian, Lakota and Korean.


We Are Present Throughout the 7-state Province and Beyond

Jesuits live in the these Community Houses located within the Province:

Arrupe House Jesuit Community - Milwaukee, WI
Marquette University Jesuit Community - Milwaukee, WI
Pere Marquette Jesuit Community - Milwaukee, WI
St. Camillus Jesuit Community - Wauwatosa, WI 
Jesuit Retreat House - Oshkosh, WI
Markoe House Jesuit Community - Minneapolis, MN
Jesuit Novitiate of St. Alberto Hurtado - St. Paul, MN
Jesuit Retreat House - Lake Elmo, MN
Jesuit Creighton Prep Jesuit Community - Omaha, NE
Creghton University Jesuit Community - Omaha, NE
Mulumba House - Omaha, NE
Kino Jesuit Community - St. Francis, SD
Sioux Spiritual Center/Kino Jesuit Community - Howes, SD
St. Isaac Jogues Parish/Kino Jesuit Community - Rapid City, SD
Holy Rosary Mission Jesuit Community - Pine Ridge, SD


These are some other locations where individually missioned Wisconsin Province Jesuits live:

Detroit, MI
Des Moines, IA
Griswold, IA
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Tucson, AZ

Gulu, Uganda
Nairobi, Kenya
Rome, Italy
Salta, Argentina
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We Are Contemplatives in Action

We are Professors and educators in these fields*:

  • Anthropoloy and Native American Studies
  • Film and TV
  • Photojournalism
  • Photography, Fine and Performing Arts
  • Communications
  • Molecular Genetics and Medical Ethics
  • Geriatric Psychology
  • Physics
  • English
  • History
  • Art History
  • Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Sociology
  • Korean Studies
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We work in these professions and pastoral roles*:

  • University presidents, school principals and administrators
  • Campus ministers and Chaplains for medical schools, nursing schools, law schools and prisons
  • Program Directors for Social Services, Housing
  • Parish Priests
  • Retreat Directors
  • Spiritual Counselors
  • Student Counselors
  • Coaches
  • Writers
  • Vocation promoters
  • Physicians and health care advocates

* This is only a partial list

We Are Your Partners in Prayer

In the Constitutions for the Jesuits, our "operational manual", St. Ignatius makes a special point that Jesuits pray for our benefactors as a way to honor them and their families. This tradition continues today. Every Jesuit priest will offer at least one Mass a month for our donors. Additionally, our Jesuit community at St. Camillus remembers your prayer intentions throughout the years.