Fr. Christopher Fronk Speaks at Alumni Evening of Lenten Reflection

Posted March 30, 2017 / Last updated April 4, 2017

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Fr. Fronk tells attendees a little bit more about his background before delving into the program.

Fr. Fronk tells attendees a little bit more about his background before delving into the program.

Over 100 Alums Return to Campus for Spiritual Insight

On Wednesday, March 29, past Blue Jays returned to their alma mater to focus on the most important element in their lives: spiritual development.

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At the third Alumni Evening of Reflection, Fr. Christopher S. Fronk, S.J., who assumed his role as president of Jesuit High School in January 2017, spoke to alumni on Choosing the Greater Good: Principles of Ignatian Discernment. In his talk, Fr. Fronk outlined the principles of discernment, explaining their application in everyday life.

A former military chaplain aboard the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, Fr. Fronk poignantly described his ministerial experiences on the front lines, and — through personal reflection — just how those highs and lows showed him the importance of being open to God’s call. Reiterating that discernment is not always easy, Fr. Fronk described the importance of not only hearing God’s call, but also accepting the path that lies ahead — for example, one just might find himself leaving the desert dunes of Afghanistan to help guide the next generation of young men at Carrollton and Banks.

The Alumni Evening of Reflection is a response to an interest expressed by many Jesuit High School alumni to reconnect and engage in a theological dialogue about Jesuit teachings. The first event took place in Lent 2016, as Fr. Nick Schiro ’44 spoke to alums about the importance and technique of prayer in everyday life. This past Advent, Fr. Randy Gibbens ’95 spoke about the expectation of Christ’s coming at Christmas through the experience of St. Joseph.

We invite Blue Jays to these semi-annual Advent and Lent events of reflection, prayer, and discussion as an opportunity to grow in their spiritual lives.