William J. Byron, SJ, has been a Jesuit for more than fifty-five years. While readily admitting that there have been some difficult, even painful, days during this period, Fr. Byron is quick to add that he has never experienced a "fundamentally unhappy" day as a Jesuit. In this revised edition of Jesuit Saturdays, Byron shares with great joy and openness the stories and experiences of his more than five decades of Jesuit ministry, offering us the chance to see what it really is that inspires and motivates Jesuits to do what they do.
Foreword ix Foreword to the New and Revised Edition xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xv Chapter 1 The Man Who Was Loyola 1 Chapter 2 Why We Are in Higher Education 11 Chapter 3 Why We Are in Secondary Education 23 Chapter 4 Education for Social Justice 35 Chapter 5 The Enduring Evidence of a Jesuit Education 47 Chapter 6 Discernment: A Spirituality of Choice 59 Chapter 7 Living Generously in the Service of Others 77 Chapter 8 The Celibate: A Crowd of One 91 Chapter 9 Individuarians 103 Chapter 10 Stewardship: The Jesuit Approach to the Use of Wealth, Power, and Talent 117 Chapter 11 The Standard of Christ 129 Chapter 12 The Harvest Is Ready 141 Epilogue 157 Endnotes 161 About the Author 169