Join Ignatian Volunteer Corps of Omaha for a gathering with Dan Schutte.

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Where is God in Our Suffering? 
Making Sense of the Darkness in Our World

Everywhere we look, there seems to be suffering around us.  Omaha natives and Jesuit brothers Joe Hoover, SJ, and Pat Douglas, SJ, share their insight on where God is in the midst of suffering, and offer a perspective on how we can make sense of the darkness we see.


Br. Joe Hoover, SJ, is a Jesuit of the Midwest Province living in New York City while serving as the poetry editor of America Media. His new book, O Death, Where is Thy Sting: Meditations on Suffering  is available at bookstores or at Orbis Books.
Br. Pat Douglas, SJ, is the provincial assistant for vocations and a competitive weightlifter. For information on Jesuit vocations, visit

Other upcoming events or resources

Virtual Ignatian Event Calendar compiled by Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network and Ignatian Young Adult Ministries

Lenten Resources from Jesuit and Ignatian organizations

Additional Resources

Past Events

Jesuit Life Hacks: Tips for Living a More Awesome Life…For the Greater Glory of God!

On March 5, 2020, Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, joined Jesuit alumni and friends for an after-hours networking event in the Kaufmann Room of the Scriptown Brewing Company.

Jesuit Alumni MassOn October 19, 2019, Jesuit friends and alumni gathered together for Mass and reception at St. John’s Church.  The Mass was one of dozens held in over 28 cities across the country as part of Jesuit Alumni Weekend, celebrated annually on or around the Feast of the North American Jesuit Martyrs. 

Click here for more photos from the Mass and reception.

About JFAN Omaha

JFAN events allow people with a Jesuit affiliation to build relationships, network, and enhance the Jesuit presence in the greater Omaha area. Invite your colleagues and friends to upcoming events.  Events are sponsored by the Midwest Jesuits.

Dede Crowley

General Information: (800) 537-3736


Jesuit Partnership Council of Omaha

Nicholas Wilwerding, Bridges Trust Chair
Michael Addy, Great Plains Communications
Dr. Taryn Chesire
, Pacific Springs Dental
Dede Crowley, Midwest Province of Jesuits Ex-officio
Victoria Dietz, Amazon Web Services
Br. Patrick Douglas, SJ, Midwest Province of Jesuits
Robert Grennan, Kutak Rock
Brandon Mason, Bank of the West
Martin McCaslin, Security Partner Alliances
Nicholas Nalbach, Huddleston/Blair Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley
Kayman Nixon, Creighton University
Michael Noonan
, Tenaska Marketing Ventures
Thomas Nussrallah, E&A Consulting 
Michael Potthoff, Collier International
Mary Cate Raynor, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Dr. Terrence Slattery, CHI Health
Lisa Wellendorf, Community Volunteer
Andrew Witt, Dundee Bank