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JesuiticalMarch 31, 2023
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team, during the 2018 NCAA Tournament. (CNS photo/Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Before Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, B.V.M., captured the heart of America during Loyola Chicago’s Cinderella run to the Final Four in 2018, she was Zac’s hero and mentor while he was attending Loyola. To be fair, she had been many things to many people in 100 years of life. Sister Jean is out with a new book (written with help from ace basketball writer Seth Davis) titled Wake Up With Purpose!: What I’ve Learned in My First Hundred Years. She joins the podcast to discuss that magical Final Four run, why she loves being around young people and where she believes the Catholic Church is headed.

During Signs of the Times, Zac and Ashley give an update on Pope Francis’ health and discuss why an A.I.-generated image of him in a puffer jacket went viral. Finally, Zac explains where he found God during jury duty.

jesuitical host zac davis stands next to sister jean on zac's graduation day
Jesuitical cohost Zac Davis with Sister Jean at the Baccalaureate Mass for his graduation from Loyola University Chicago in 2015.

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