August 26, 2011

Former Holy Name parishioner professes vows as a Jesuit

Jeffrey Sullivan, previously a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Beech Grove, professed perpetual vows as a member of the Society of Jesus on Aug. 13 at St. Thomas More Church in St. Paul, Minn., after completing a two-year novitiate in the Wisconsin Province of the Jesuits.

Sullivan will continue studies in philosophy and theology along the traditional Jesuit schedule with ordination to the priesthood in approximately 10 years.

Sullivan, 30, is a graduate of Roncalli High School in Indianapolis and Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Prior to entering the Jesuits, Sullivan served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Milwaukee as a paralegal helping domestic violence victims. He also taught for two years at the Jesuit-led Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador, and worked at a grade school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. †

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