I am a Jesuit priest from the Chicago-Detroit Province and currently engaged in doctoral work at the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Chicago. After college, I spent a year working for affordable housing in the state of Iowa. Soon after this, I entered the Society of Jesus in 1997. After two years of novitiate, I professed perpetual vows. I then earned a graduate degree in philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, taught religion for three years at St. Ignatius College Prep, and completed a Masters of Divinity and a Licentiate in Theology at Boston College. I was ordained a priest on June 7, 2008 in Chicago.
I am avid supporter of sports. During my years at St. Ignatius College Prep, I coached cross-country and track and field. For most of my vowed religious life, I have been a martial artist. I am currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu–an art that has engaged my energy and time in the past decade.
This blog is dedicated to the writings of the Jesuit priest and martyr–Alfred Delp, particularly the writings that have yet to be translated and published in the English speaking world. The goal of the blog is to get his thoughts out into the wider public. I will offer very little theological analysis, since I will save them for my dissertation.