Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Marquette to build $15 million need-based Jesuit residence

Annysa Johnson posts at FaithWatch on plans for spending an anonymous $10 million gift to Marquette University. One-fourth will go for need-based scholarships and three-fourths toward a new $15 million residence for its Jesuits.
"In announcing the significance of the gift, Marquette officials made reference to Pope Francis, the first Jesuit to be elected pope. The Jesuits — the Society of Jesus — are the Catholic Church's largest religious order, and are known primarily as educators and advocates for service and social justice.

"'Pope Francis has led by example in remarkable ways when it comes to connecting with the people, and our new, more visible and more accessible residence at the center of campus will help us to follow this same leadership style,' said Father Jeffrey LaBelle, rector of the Marquette campus Jesuit community."

(via Badger Catholic Twitter feed)

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