Join Us for Community Conversations AMDG with Special Guest Tim Kesicki, S.J.
PHOENIX – For Immediate Release – The Rev. Tim Kesicki, S.J. will be Brophy’s guest celebrant at this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, Aug. 24, and will also host an evening presentation as part of Brophy’s Community Conversations AMDG, from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, in Harper Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to let us know they're coming by responding here.
Father Kesicki, the former president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, now works with the Descendants Truth and Reconciliation Foundation, a new partnership between descendants of Jesuit slaveholding and the Society of Jesus in the United States. For an article from the New York Times that includes insights from Fr. Kesicki, click here.
A Jesuit education seeks not only to provide exemplary academic preparation but to also form young people to become leaders of great moral character who are committed to justice. In 2016, the Jesuits in the United States began to grapple with a past that included slaveholding. Descendants of this slaveholding history have invited our Jesuit communities to partner with them in a mission of truth, reconciliation and justice. Fr. Kesicki will discuss this partnership and how the work of racial justice is integral to the mission of the Society of Jesus and its ministries, as well as share his vision of the way forward.
Speaker bio: Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., works with the Descendants Truth and Reconciliation Foundation, a new partnership between Descendants of Jesuit slaveholding and the Society of Jesus in the United States. He completed his tenure as president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States in September 2021. Prior to leading the Jesuit Conference, Fr. Kesicki served from 2008 through 2014 as the Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.