Gannon University Hosts Annual Loftus Lecture
Posted: March 25, 2015
Pope Francis is the first pope from the Americas, the first from
the Southern Hemisphere and the first non- European pope in more
than 12 centuries. He is also the first Jesuit pope, which gives
the Rev. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J. a special perspective on this
Father Kesicki will present a lecture entitled, "Pope Francis'
Theology of the Periphery" at the 2015 Thomas J. and Mary H. Loftus
Lecture on Catholic Thought and Action on Tuesday, March 31 at 7
p.m. in the Yehl Room of Gannon University's Waldron Campus Center,
214 W. Seventh St.
Father Kesicki, S.J. is the president of the Jesuit Conference in
Washington, D.C., charged with the responsibility of promoting
common goals and overseeing international projects for the Society
of Jesus in the United States. Ordained a priest in 1994, Fr.
Kesicki served in the Jesuit Refugee Service in Adjumani, Uganda
before teaching theology at Loyola High School in Detroit. From 200
to 2008 he served as president of St. Ignatius High School in
Cleveland after which he was named provincial of the Detroit and
Chicago Province of the Jesuits until 2014. His formation as a
Jesuit included philosophy studies at Loyola University Chicago,
theology studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA,
and studies in educational administration at Teachers College,
Columbia University, in New York.
Fr. Kesicki was born and raised in Erie, the son and brother of
The Loftus Lecture is free and open to the public, but
registration is requested here.