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I am a Jesuit priest and member of Jesuit Central & Southern Province, which is a part of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the US. Born in St. Louis in 1936, I attended SLU High and entered the Society of Jesus in 1954, being ordained in 1967. I have enjoyed diverse assignments including spiritual studies in India, teaching at our college in Belize for eight years, at seminaries in Africa for nine years, and being pastor at an African-American parish in OKCity for four years. Since 2013 I have been doing volunteer work in prisons and since 2015 editing Wikipedia articles mainly on Catholic and Jesuit topics, and taking photos for Wikimedia Commons.

  • Favorite thinker: Paul of Tarsus
  • Life's philosophy: Work for the Lord; for the rewards of humans are small and short-lived, but the love of the Lord endures forever.


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