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William J. Byron, SJ, has been a Jesuit for more than 55 years. While readily admitting that there have been some difficult, even painful, days during this period, Father 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 Jesuit journey, offering readers the chance to see what it really is that inspires and motivates Jesuits to do what they do.
William J. Byron, S.J., is Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Ethics in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He served as rector of the Georgetown Jesuit community (1994-2000), president of the Catholic University of America (1982-1992), president of the University of Scranton (1975-1982), and dean of arts and sciences at Loyola University of New Orleans (1973-1975). He has held faculty positions at Scranton Preparatory School, Loyola College in Maryland, and Woodstock College. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1950, was ordained to the priesthood in 1961, and received a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland in 1969.