San Francisco Reception in Honor of Fr. Buckley’s Golden Jubilee

03/14/2012

On March 14, 2012, Thomas Aquinas College will host a San Francisco reception to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its beloved head chaplain, Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J.

The author of When Jesuits Were Giants, Fr. Buckley is himself a “giant” to those who have had the privilege of knowing him during his five decades of service to Christ and the Church. Ordained as a Jesuit in 1962, he has spent most of his life with young Catholics as a teacher, administrator, chaplain, and friend. One can hear the echo of his footsteps in the halls of the University of Santa Clara, Gonzaga University, St. Ignatius High School, and the University of San Francisco. Having served at Thomas Aquinas College since 2004, he is an integral part of the lives of the students, offering them the sacraments, spiritual direction, and always a lively wit.

In honor of Fr. Buckley’s 50 years in the priesthood, his friends and family have established the Fr. Buckley Scholarship Fund to aid students at Thomas Aquinas College who are in need of financial assistance. To support the Fr. Buckley Fund, please visit the online giving page.

Space is limited. For more information, please contact events@thomasaquinas.edu.

Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J.
Adrienne Grimm (’14)

“We don’t come here for four years merely to learn a bunch of facts, but to learn how to think more clearly, which is an education for a lifetime.”

– Adrienne Grimm (’14)

San Dimas, Calif.

“This is truly a Catholic center of learning because it reverberates with the ecclesial life of faith, a faith which unfolds the richness of reason and is given fervent expression liturgically, sacramentally, and through prayer, acts of charity, and a passion for justice.”

– The Most Rev. J. Michael Miller

Archbishop of Vancouver

Former Secretary, Congregation for Catholic Education