Jesuit Reflects on 18 Years in Rome
SPOKANE, Wash. – Rev. Frank Case, S.J., Gonzaga University’s vice president for mission, discusses his 18-year service at Jesuit headquarters in a lecture entitled “Reflections on Rome” at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Magnuson Theatre in College Hall on campus. The Greater Gonzaga Guild sponsors the event, which is free and open to the public.
Father Case will share insights and perspectives on the Jesuits’ international educational mission, founded by the work of St. Ignatius of Loyola nearly 500 years ago. Drawing from his deep experience in Jesuit governance, Rev. Case will share how the close-knit organization approaches its dynamic global mission. In addition to reflecting on his experiences at the Society’s headquarters, Rev. Case also will speak to the road ahead for the Jesuits in the United States and abroad.
Rev. Case served as U.S. regional assistant at the Jesuit Curia (1990-2005), and as general secretary of the Society of Jesus (2005-08). He participated in each of the last three General Congregations of the Society and in many national and international meetings hosted by the Jesuits.
Rev. Case entered the Society of Jesus in 1956 and was ordained in 1969. He has also served as a tenured professor at Seattle University (1975-86). He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, master’s degrees in economics and sacred theology, and a Ph.D. in economics.
The Greater Gonzaga Guild is dedicated to raising awareness of the Gonzaga scholarly and cultural contributions to the region. The Guild is open to all people interested in learning. Coffee and social precede the lecture at 10 a.m.
Free parking is available in the Knights of Columbus lot west of St. Aloysius Church. Carpooling is encouraged; drivers may drop off attendees on the east side of College Hall [via Standard Street] before parking.
For more information, please contact Mary Joan Hahn, director of public and community relations for Gonzaga University, at (509) 313-6095 or via email.