Sixty years ago, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), entered the Society of Jesus as a novice of the USA Central and Southern Province, formerly known as the Missouri Province. Since then, his life as a Jesuit has led him from teaching at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO, to serving as president of Regis University in Denver, CO, to his current role as president of AJCU in Washington, D.C.
On the occasion of his 60th Jubilee, Fr. Sheeran concelebrated Mass at St. Louis University High School on Sunday, September 24th, just one day after serving as a concelebrant for the Saint Louis University Bicentennial Mass, held underneath the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. He shared his reflections on the occasion with the Province, an excerpt of which follows:
Earlier this year, Fr. Sheeran received the Hesburgh Award from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in recognition of his decades of service to Catholic higher education. The following tribute video was produced by ACCU in partnership with Regis University:
The staff of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities wish to thank Fr. Sheeran for his decades of service to Jesuit higher education, and congratulate him on his 60th Jubilee!
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