Jim Riordan, S.J. Joins Xavier Staff

December 8, 2010

Xavier University’s Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice has added Jim Riordan, S.J. to its staff. The Chicago native and member of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus will serve at Xavier as assistant director of Faith and Justice for three years. He is in what the Jesuits call “regency” - a time for men to be fully involved in the apostolic work and community life of the Provinces.
Riordan will interface with young people and their connection to justice and faith. He is coordinating the efforts of a team of students in the Catholic Identity Team and facilitates the Urban Plunge program, which brings students into the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati. He has an active role in the Center’s philanthropy program, a collaborative effort between faculty and students to offer grants to area non-profits.
Riordan will represent the Center with the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Twice a year, Jesuit universities from across the country gather to instill the understanding of “justice” on Jesuit campuses. He will also work with a vocation discernment group of young men and women who are considering a religious or Priestly vocation. He considers this an excellent opportunity for him to share his vocation with Xavier’s young people.
Riordan has a Master’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago in Theology and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology.