Center for Mission and Identity

Writings of Fr. Ed Schmidt SJ

Writings of Fr. Ed Schmidt SJ

Father Schmidt portrait


Fr. Ed Schmidt, SJ is currently the Jesuit Scholar at the Center of Mission and Identity, Xavier University. Fr. Schmidt was formerly a senior editor at America: The Jesuit Review, editor at Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education and a  Provincial of the Chicago Province.

 Holy Thursday Reflection (4-9-20)

Ashes Mark the Frontier - Ash Wednesday (2-26-20)

Halloween Dreams (10-31-19)

I was annoyed with long customs lines—then I turned on the TV: Immigration (6-27-19)

‘Silent Night’ turns 200 this year. Is it the greatest Christmas song ever? (12-6-18)

Mary, Moses and the miracles of Advent (12-5-18)

I took a group of high school students to prison to meet people their age... (11-23-16)

What happens at a General Congregation? A Jesuit explains. (10-25-16)

What does the future of Jesuit education look like? (5-3-16)

What we can learn from the moment before Mary said ’Yes’ –Annunciation  (3-9-16)

Of Many Things - Halloween (10-31-11)