Jesuit Saturdays: Sharing the Ignatian Spirit with Lay Colleagues and Friends

Front Cover
Loyola Press, 2000 - Religion - 112 pages
Though the path is not always perfect, there is always a joy in the journey.   William J. Byron, SJ, has been a Jesuit for more than fifty-five years. While readily admitting that there have been some difficult, even painful, days during this period, Fr. Byron is quick to add that he has never experienced a “fundamentally unhappy” day as a Jesuit. In this revised edition of Jesuit Saturdays, Byron shares with great joy and openness the stories and experiences of his more than five decades of Jesuit ministry, offering us the chance to see what it really is that inspires and motivates Jesuits to do what they do.
Through Fr. Byron’s reflections, you’ll learn why Jesuits are so heavily involved in education; what it truly means to “live a life for others”; what life qualities define and differentiate Jesuits; and much more. This warmly written work is ideal for anyone who desires a better understanding of the Jesuit way of thinking and living.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Man Who Was Loyola I
Why We Are in Higher Education
Why We Are in Secondary Education

9 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

African American AMDG apostolic August 20 Baltimore Sun band of brothers Basque bell curve Bill Bennett Bill Clinton Bob Bennett Boston College breast cancer Brooklyn Prep Buddhists Califano campus Catholic celibacy celibate cern chapter charism chastity Christ Christian Christian Life Communities Christocentric Church commitment communitarian communities of inquiry conscientious objector culture Cyril Connolly decision discernment discernment of spirits divine Dorothy Day Eucharist experience faith Father feelings Georgetown Georgetown University God's Gospel of John grace graduates habit Harvard Law School heart higher education Hispanic Holy Week homosexual Horace McKenna human Ignatian spirituality Ignatius Loyola Ignatius of Loyola individuarians Indonesia invites James Agee Jersey City Jesuit alumni Jesuit business Jesuit campuses Jesuit education Jesuit high school Jesuit institutions Jesuit order Jesuit spirituality Jesuit tradition John John Bowie John Henry Newman July 31 Karl Rahner laity lay colleagues lives Lord Loyola Academy Loyola College Loyola University Manresa Marquette University Maryland means men and women mind ministry mission Montserrat novitiate Pamplona paschal mystery Pedro Arrupe Peter Steele pray prayer priesthood priestly celibacy priests psalm Rabbi reflection religious responsibility retreat rience Robert Bolt Satan Seattle University Second Vatican Council secondary education Servant Leadership service learning sexual orientation Sexual Revolution sharing simply slingshot Society of Jesus soul SpEx Spiritual Exercises stewardship Sydney talent teaching theology things tion University University of Detroit University of Scranton virtue vocation Wernersville Woodstock College words workplace Yahweh young

About the author (2000)

William J. Byron, SJ, is University Professor of Business and Society at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He served as Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Ethics in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, rector of the Georgetown Jesuit community (1994–2000), president of the Catholic University of America (1982–1992), president of the University of Scranton (1975–1982), and dean of arts and sciences at Loyola University of New Orleans (1973–1975). He has held faculty positions at Scranton Preparatory School, Loyola College in Maryland, and Woodstock College. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1950, was ordained to the priesthood in 1961, and received a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland in 1969.

Bibliographic information