Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Centennial Bunch

This year the New Orleans Province of the Jesuits celebrates 100 years as a province. Below is the latest pic of our men in formation, along with a pic of the Jesuit community at Spring Hill College in 1907. A little less formal, a lot more smiles, we're still going strong, ready to serve the Church for another 100 years!

9 Comments:

Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

Don't be too tough on the smile-less old guys... I gather that in the old photos it took ages to expose the plates and people had to hold very still for quite some time. Hence it was easier to stay serious so you didn't wreck it.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Also, I believe in the past, as in some countries today, the custom is not to smile for a portrait. Smiling is (was) considered gauche or uncivilized.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

If that's so, some of the guys in the 1907 portrait are looking VERY civilized.

AMDG & :)

-J.

2:50 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a reassuring image of hope! The Church is alive and WELL!

8:47 PM  
Blogger The Ironic Catholic said...

Great pictures! Thanks for posting them (and congrats on having a new Father General!).

10:49 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Mark;

Just found out I will be able to come to your ordination! I promise not to burn any sage!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Mark
Will your address just before your priestly ordination be the same as for your diaconate one? I expect to be on the Camino of St James, and might find a nice postcard somewhere!

2:27 AM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Kat,

That's good news!

KN,

I should be at the same address until about mid-summer.

Mark

7:36 PM  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Okey dokey... putting your address on my postcards address list;-)

9:44 PM  

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