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 …

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 …

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 …