Jesuit Fr. Thomas Worcester Named President of Regis College in Toronto, Canada
Jan. 13, 2017 - Fr. Thomas Worcester, SJ, has been appointed as the next president of Regis College in Toronto, Canada. He will be joining the college this summer.
Regis College is the theological school of the Society of Jesus in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto through the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology. It offers post-baccalaureate civil and ecclesial degrees within the Roman Catholic tradition. Regis College prepares men and women for ordained and lay service in pastoral ministry, teaching and scholarship. True to its Ignatian heritage, the Regis College community finds God in all things by reflecting on their experience of the Triune God in the world.
“I hope to help Regis grow in numbers of international students from around the world, and to develop a closer relationship with the University of Toronto, the leading university in Canada,” said Fr. Worcester of his new appointment. “Canadian and U.S. Jesuits now work together in one Assistancy, and I think I can help to foster that relationship.”
Fr. Worcester was born and raised in Burlington, Vt., 50 miles south of the Canadian border and growing up he always had an interest in both French and English Canada. He has previously served as a professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., for the last 23 years.
Jan. 9, 2018 - Dr. Thomas de Quesada, current Dean of Men at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, has been named the next principal of Fairfield Prep. Dr. de Quesada will assume this new role on July 1, 2018.
In his first video of 2018, Pope Francis spoke on his January intention, religious minorities in Asia. “Let us pray for all of them so that Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.”
Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. Edward F. Howard, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1932, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on Sept. 7, 1951, and was ordained on June 11, 1966, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 14, 1990.
Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. William D. Ibach, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on Feb. 20, 1929, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on July 30, 1946, and was ordained on June 13, 1959, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Nov. 5, 1980.