Alumnus Jack McLinden, S.J. ’10 speaks at Father-Son Eucharist

Alumnus Jack McLinden, S.J. ’10 returned to his Alma Mater as the keynote speaker at the annual Father-Son Eucharist on Sunday, November 20, at St. Mary of the Assumption Chapel.

During his time at Saint Ignatius, McLinden was a National Merit Semifinalist, an active member of the Christian Action Team, and played varsity baseball and freshman and JV basketball. He played on the varsity baseball team all four years, notching an undefeated record and helping the Wildcats make three Final Four appearances. McLinden received a baseball scholarship to Bucknell University, and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Religious Studies and Classics. Besides playing baseball, he was a student leader of Catholic Campus Ministry, and made service learning trips to Uganda and Nicaragua.

McLinden entered the Society of Jesus in 2014 and, after completing the two-year Novitiate, made First Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in August of 2016. He is now a Jesuit Scholastic studying Philosophy at Saint Louis University. He enjoys praying in the Jesuit community chapel, working out with his Jesuit brothers, and singing in the St. Matthew’s Parish gospel choir.