Three Loyola Jesuits celebrate 30 years as priests

By Rita Buettner  |  Photos by Terrence Sawyer, J.D.

The Rev. Jack Dennis, S.J., the Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., and the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., celebrate Mass together in a chapel at the Vatican on the 30th anniversary of their ordination.

Thirty years ago, on June 14, 1986, three members of the Loyola University Maryland community were ordained priests.

The Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola University Maryland, the Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., special assistant to the president for mission integration, and the Rev. Jack Dennis, S.J., Loyola Trustee and president of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, Ind., are celebrating their 30th ordination anniversary while on an Ignatian pilgrimage through Spain and Italy.

The Jesuit priests marked the day by celebrating Mass together at a chapel in the Vatican.

Over the past 30 years, their ministry in the Society of Jesus has led them on different journeys, as they have served as teachers, scholars, and leaders in numerous ways.

Five years ago, on the 25th anniversary of their ordination, each of them shared his vocation story with Loyola magazine.

IMG_4490Vatican II sparked a college student’s interest in the Society of Jesus (Fr. Linnane)

His Jesuit Calling Was Welcome—if Unexpected (Fr. Brown)

A Twisting Path Led to Campus Ministry (Fr. Dennis)

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