Celebrating Jubilee Anniversaries and Honoring Jubilarians

The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior,
Who will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love,
Who will sing joyfully because of you.

(Zephaniah 3:17)

August 2019 - Each year, the Society of Jesus marks the milestone anniversaries of its members with Jubilee celebrations. This year, the USA Central and Southern Province has 30 members celebrating 25, 50, 60, 70 or 75 years from entrance or ordination. 

In the sidebar to the right, you will find the photos of Fathers Don Highberger and Jim Knapp, who this year celebrate 50 years as Jesuits and friends. Click on his image to read a brief profile of each man.  

We give thanks for the faithful service of each of the Jubilarians of this province. 

In the lists below, if a name is underlined, it functions as a link to a reflection that man wrote for this occasion. 

Please join us in praying for these Jesuits.

75 Years in the Society of Jesus


Fr. John W. Padberg, SJ Fr. Thomas J. Madden, SJ 

70 Years in the Society of Jesus


Fr. Donald J. Martin, SJ Fr. Frederick G. McLeod, SJ
Fr. Bert Mead, SJ Fr. Robert A. White, SJ

60 Years in the Society of Jesus


Fr. Anthony C. Daly, SJ Fr. Edward F. Flaherty, SJ
Fr. Robert A. Hagan, SJ Fr. Vincent F. Hovley, SJ
Fr. John M. Hunthausen, SJ Fr.Leonard E. Kraus, SJ
Fr. Robert. D. Voss, SJ

50 Years in the Society of Jesus


Fr. Donald E. Highberger, SJFr. James G. Knapp, SJ

25 Years in the Society of Jesus


Fr. Rafael V. Baylón, SJFr. Mark A. Kramer, SJ

60 Years in the Priesthood


Fr. Garth L. Hallett, SJFr. Norman B. O'Neal, SJ
Fr. Paul B. Steinmetz, SJFr. Charles B. Thibodeaux, SJ 

50 Years in the Priesthood


Fr. John A. Apel, SJFr. James H. Baker, SJ
Fr. Richard J. Comboy, SJFr. Thomas W. Cummings, SJ
Fr. Vincent E. Hovley, SJFr. Mark D. McKenzie, SJ

25 Years in the Priesthood


Fr. Steven E. Kimmons, SJFr. Leo V. Leise, SJ
Fr. Christopher W. Steck, SJ

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