On Thursday, October 5th, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) hosted the biannual AJCU Congressional Breakfast at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. Twenty-eight members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives attended the breakfast, as well as the presidents and government relations officers of twenty-three Jesuit colleges and universities (including AJCU associate member, St. John's College in Belize).

Photos from the breakfast are available on AJCU's Facebook page. (Left: Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. (Fordham University), AJCU Board Chair Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J. (Xavier University), Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J. (Loyola University New Orleans), Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. (AJCU)



This year, best-selling author and Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. delivered the commencement addresses at Loyola University Maryland and the University of Scranton. He also received his 12th and 13th honorary degrees; he spoke about Jesuit education with AJCU's director of communications, Deanna Howes, in spring 2017.

Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

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