Maura Corrigan ’73 speaks on Blessed Solanus Casey

The United States is facing a crisis of the spirit, and its citizens can find strength and lessons in the life of Blessed Solanus Casey. So said the Hon. Maura Corrigan at the Jesuit Friends & Alumni Network of Detroit lunch earlier this month at the Detroit Athletic Club. A …

The Jesuit perspective on refugees

Alumni of Jesuit colleges and universities and others who support the Jesuit mission came together for a luncheon and to hear the Jesuit response to refugee crises. Thomas Smolich, S.J., the international director for the Jesuit Refugee Service spoke at the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit (JAFD) at a …

Director of Jesuit Refugee Service to speak at alumni luncheon

The Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit will host Tom Smolich, S.J., international director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, at a noon luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Former Jesuit Superior General Pedro Arrupe, S.J., founded the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in 1980 as a response …

Sisters of Mercy to celebrate 175 years in the United States

Detroit Mercy is pleased to help celebrate the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh, Penn., and the beginning of a vibrant legacy of service. That legacy continues today in numerous and diverse ministries, in hospitals, in universities like Detroit Mercy, in high schools, in …

Alumna honored on 100th birthday

Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM, celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday, June 28, surrounded by about 100 people who know and love her including Sisters of Mercy, staff, friends, family and former professional colleagues. During her years in ministry, Sengelaub — who graduated from Mercy College of Detroit in 1949 — …

Arrangements announced for Sr. Mary Kelly’s funeral

On Friday, the University community suffered the loss of one of its most recognizable and beloved members, recently retired Associate Professor of Health Services Administration Mary Kelly, R.S.M. ’68. The arrangements for the funeral are as follows: April 10: Welcome service: 3 p.m.; receiving of friends 3:30-5 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 …

A Jesuit perspective on poverty

A local boy who now works in Rome as the General Treasurer of the Society of Jesus flew home earlier this month to share his worldwide perspective on poverty as a member of the Jesuits. The local boy was J. Thomas McClain, S.J., who attended Gesu School, and graduated from …

Sisters of Mercy fund first-generation student support again

A generous grant from the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Ministry will help fund services to students who are the first generation in their family to attend university. The $28,200 grant is the second from the Sisters of Mercy in two years and is earmarked for the University’s FirstGen Network …

Alumnus’ gift honors kindness of Mercy nuns from 1946

Chris Fette was born in Virginia and spent most of his life in Pennsylvania, but it was one year in Detroit as a child and unquestioned kindness by the Religious Sisters of Mercy that changed his life and inspired a major gift to the College of Health Professions. Fette, who …

Mercy comes in many forms

Last week, in honor of Mercy Week, we asked readers to send us reflections on what Mercy means to them. We were supporting the efforts of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, one of the founders of the University whose values color everything Detroit Mercy does. It is part of a …