Reflections from a Jesuit Provincial on GC36

By Kristin Austin & Mike Gabriele, Maryland Province Jesuits

Very Rev. Robert M. Hussey, S.J. and Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J. (Photo by Rev. Itua Egbor, S.J.)

Very Rev. Robert M. Hussey, S.J. and Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J. (Photo by Rev. Itua Egbor, S.J.)

Very Rev. Robert M. Hussey, S.J. began his term as Provincial Superior of the Maryland Province Jesuits on July 31, 2014. Prior to this position, he served for six years as Pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Church in Raleigh, NC. Fr. Hussey entered the Jesuits in 1989 and was ordained a priest in 2000. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Louisiana State University, a M.Div. from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University. Fr. Hussey is fluent in Spanish and served on the faculty of the ILADES/Georgetown University Graduate Program in Economics in Santiago, Chile. He later joined the economics faculty at Georgetown University. During his time in Washington, D.C., he was also involved in pastoral work at Georgetown, and Hispanic ministry at a local jail.

GC36 was Fr. Hussey’s first General Congregation. After he returned, he shared his reflections on the experience in a new video interview for the Maryland Province Jesuits. He said, “It is wonderful to have a sense of fraternity and ease among men from all over the world and sometimes men you've never met before. It comes out of who we are, our commonality, our spirituality: there's a freedom that Jesuits have that makes us open to each other."