1965 | Death of Fr. Alphonse M. Schwitalla, long-time dean of the Saint Louis University Medical School. When he received his doctorate in zoology from Johns Hopkins in 1921, he was among the first Jesuits to receive an advanced degree from a secular university.
1867 | Saint Louis University authorities purchased ground at Grand and Pine where Lindell's Grove, an amusement park, was located. The historic Camp Jackson site was just east of Grand.
1802 | The death of John Carroll, member of the Society before the Suppression, founder of Georgetown University, and as first bishop of Baltimore founder of the U.S. hierarchy.
Fr. Matteo Ricci led the Jesuit missionary effort into China more than 400 years ago. The process of the Church declaring him a saint advanced when the Diocese of Macerata, Italy, finished its investigation and passed the cause to the Congregation for Saints' Causes at the Vatican. | more »
Saint Louis University President Lawrence Biondi has announced his intention to retire, and the search for his successor is expected to begin in earnest this fall. | more »
Members of the first doctor of pharmacy class at Regis University are among more than 1,400 students graduating May 4-5 from the Jesuit institution in Denver. | more »
Jesuits of the Missouri Province have announced the hiring of Bridget Brennan as director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in St. Louis, a Jesuit-sponsored ministry of retirees serving the poor while growing in Ignatian spirituality. | more »
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