Emery Lehman, a student at Marquette University, is a competitor on the U.S. speed skating team.
Jesuit Ties to Winter Olympics 2018
Feb. 12, 2018 — Over the next two weeks, athletes from
around the world will compete in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South
Korea. Several have ties to Jesuit colleges and universities: from students to
alumni, Jesuit-educated athletes and support staff can be found on the ice and behind the camera.
Boston College's hockey program is known for being among the
best in collegiate sports, and this year six of its current and former players
will be competing for Team USA. On the women's side, Cayla Barnes '22,
Kali Flanagan '19, Megan Keller '19, Emily Pfalzer '15 and Haley Skarupa '16
will play on the U.S. hockey team, while on the men's side, Brian Gionta '01
will play and serve as team captain. Visit bc.edu to learn more.
A current Marquette University student, Emery
Lehman '20, was selected to compete in his second Olympics on the U.S. speed
skating team. Off the ice, Lehman is majoring in civil engineering at
Marquette, and he recently spoke about his experience training for the Olympics
with Milwaukee's ABC news affiliate.
Fordham University student Nicole Rajic '18 is
competing for Slovakia in women's figure skating (Rajic's parents are natives
of Slovakia). She recently shared her experiences in a new video interview
for Fordham's website.
Among the members of the U.S. men's bobsled team
is Georgetown University alumnus Christopher Kinney '11. A former
track and field star for the Hoyas, Kinney began training for the bobsled team
after graduating from Georgetown; learn more in this new video interview.
A recent graduate of Loyola University Maryland is
on location in PyeongChang to serve as a production assistant for NBC Sports.
Bob Trosset '17 works for the Washington, D.C., NBC affiliate and will help
contribute toward the network's coverage of the events; visit magazine.loyola.edu to learn more and see photos from
his first days in South Korea.
Seattle University alumnus Nick McCarvel '08 is also on
the scene in PyeongChang; he is serving as a digital reporter for NBC. Follow
him on Twitter @NickMcCarvel for
daily updates including photos and videos.
Finally, a two-time, Jesuit-educated graduate of
both Boston College and Fordham University is serving as
director of Olympics sales marketing at NBC Universal. Sarah Greenwood shared
her experience and discussed preparation for the PyeongChang Olympics with
students at Fordham last fall; visit fordham.edu to learn more.
March 14, 2019 - Fr. Robert J. Kaslyn, SJ, was called to eternal life on March 13, 2019. Fr. Kaslyn was born on April 19, 1956, in Hackensack, N.J., and entered the Society of Jesus on Feb. 20, 1975, and was ordained on June 8, 1985. He pronounced his final vows on July 31, 1997, at the College of the Holy Cross Jesuit Community Chapel, Worcester, Mass.
March 11, 2019 - Fr. Charles B. Connolly, SJ, was called to eternal life on March 9, 2019. He was born on Dec. 16, 1945 in Boston, Mass., entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1963, and was ordained on June 8, 1974. He pronounced his final vows on June 12, 1986 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
March 7, 2019 - In his most recent monthly prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his March intention, Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities. "Let us pray that Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected."
Feb. 26, 2019 - The Ignatian Solidarity Network announced the first annual Ignite: A Celebration of Justice to be held on May 21, 2019, in New York City. During the evening, the Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award will be given to Fr. James Martin, SJ, and Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ.
Feb. 22, 2019 - Fr. Richard J. Hoar, SJ, was called to eternal life on Feb. 22, 2019. Fr. Hoar was born on April 11, 1926, in Buffalo, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Aug. 14, 1943, and was ordained on June 16, 1956, at Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1959 in Koror, Palau.
Feb. 19, 2019 - Fr. George A. Gallarelli, SJ, was called to eternal life on Feb. 18, 2019. Fr. Gallarelli was born on Nov. 25, 1927, in Boston, Mass., entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1950, and was ordained on June 16, 1962, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1965, at the Fairfield Jesuit Community, Fairfield, Conn.