USA East Jesuit Highlights From 2020
Dec. 20, 2020 - As the sun sets on 2020, we wanted to take an opportunity to highlight some of the most notable events from the past year. Despite the challenges and losses of 2020 due to the coronavirus, there were still signs of hope; reminders that God was with us even during the times of darkness. We have gathered some of the top Jesuit stories from the past 12 months to share with you.
Remembering Jesuit Fr. James Skehan
Nov. 5, 2020 - Fr. James Skehan, SJ, was born on April 23, 1923, in Houlton, a prosperous town in eastern Maine on the St. John River and the Canadian border, an area known for its potato crops. Fr. Skehan was the oldest of seven children of James and Mary Effie (Coffey) Skehan. His father held several jobs dealing with railroad communications systems, eventually managing a Western Union office, where he met Fr. Skehan’s mother who was a telephone operator there.