We are saddened to share that Fr. Paul Mankowski, S.J., went to the house of the Father at 1:00 PM, September 3rd, 2020. An alumnus of the University of Chicago, Fr. Paul joined our staff as a scholar-in-residence in 2012.

With the blessing of the Midwest Jesuit Province, the Lumen Christi Institute has created The Fr. Paul V. Mankowski, SJ Memorial Fund for Jesuit Scholarship.  TO LEARN MORE/DONATE

Over the years, he served our campus community and the wider Chicago area through courses, sacraments, and spiritual direction. Fr. Paul would regularly gather with students from the University for quarter long seminars on topics ranging from books of the Bible to the fiction and poetry of Catholic authors. He had an impact on countless students and laypersons. He was known for his dry sense of humor, tireless devotion to the care of souls, depth of intellect, and his broad humanist interests. 

He will be greatly missed. 

Please join us in prayer in gratitude for Fr. Mankowski’s life and service to the greater glory of God.

An obituary can be found on the Midwest Province Jesuits webpage here: https://www.jesuitsmidwest.org/memoriam/mankowski-paul-v-father/

Here are a list of online tributes to Fr. Mankowski you can find online:

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Cardinal George Pell

George Weigel

Phil Lawler

Rev. Jerry Pojorsky

Joseph Koterski, SJ

Kenneth Craycraft

Rod Dreher

Charles Huff

Coverage from Aleteia

Coverage from NWA Online




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