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2013 Jesuit GALA

Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Fr. Provincial Myles Sheehan, SJ presents the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award to John and Rose Mahoney.

Fr. Provincial Myles Sheehan, SJ, presents the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award to John and Rose Mahoney.

The New England Province of Jesuits presented the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award to John and Rose Mahoney at the annual Jesuit GALA held on April 2 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston. The Latin phrase, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, meaning “For the greater glory of God” is attributed to St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus, and is a guiding principle of the Jesuits. The annual award honors those who have made a difference in the world by generously helping others.

2013 Jesuit GALA Chairs, Bill and Ann Marie Teuber

2013 Jesuit GALA Chairs, Bill and Ann Marie Teuber.

John recently retired after spending 16 years at Staples, Inc., most recently as the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. He was educated by the Jesuits at Xavier High School, in Concord, Mass., and is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. His wife Rose grew up in Pennsylvania and is a Regis College graduate. The Mahoney’s have been involved in arts and civic activities both in their home town and in the greater community and have take active leadership roles in Boston philanthropic circles raising the profile and funds for a number of deserving charities including Mass Mentoring and the Ireland Fund.

Fr. James Martin, SJ, author and editor at America Magazine, serves as Master of Ceremonies for the 2013 Jesuit GALA in Boston on April 2.

Fr. James Martin, SJ, author and editor at America magazine, serves as master of ceremonies.

His Eminence, Most Rev. Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, OFM, Cap., Archbishop of Boston talks with Fr. Provincial Myles Sheehan, SJ

Seán Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, OFM, Cap., Archbishop of Boston, talks with Fr. Provincial Myles Sheehan, SJ.

John and Rose have devoted considerable time and energy to the spiritual works of the Jesuits. In particular, they have been the inspiration for experiences like Principle Centered Leadership, the monthly prayer breakfast for business leaders; the very popular Ignatian Conversations for Women; and the Jesuit Connection, a program of ongoing spirituality for young adults.

John & Rose Mahoney, 2013 recipients of the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award, and their family.

John & Rose Mahoney, 2013 recipients of the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award, and their family.

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, provincial of the New England Province, said in his remarks, “I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to Rose and John Mahoney, whom we honor this evening. John and Rose have embodied collaboration with the Society in any number of ways. They have been enthusiastic and loyal supporters of the College of the Holy Cross, committed and insightful in their support of me and my predecessor, Fr. Thomas Regan, SJ, and dedicated in their efforts to expand the work of the Province in helping souls through their involvement with our Ignatian spirituality programming.”

Fr. Sheehan also expressed his gratitude to Bill and Anne Marie Teuber, the generous and tireless chairs of the 2013 GALA, and to all of the committee members who worked so hard to ensure the success of the event.

The annual Jesuit GALA raises funds to support the formation and care of Jesuits and the ministries and apostolic works of the Province.

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