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Michael Rossmann, S.J., is a Jesuit scholastic and was the 2007 valedictorian at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a master's degree in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago.
 
He is a native of Iowa City, IA, a place that is hundreds of miles from the nearest Jesuit.  Although he had never attended a Jesuit school, it's not altogether surprising that he was led to the Society of Jesus. His grandmother taught him to say "for the greater glory of God" throughout the day, and as a 15-year-old he told others he was choosing Ignatius as his confirmation "because I like education and social justice." He was determined to join JVC (the Jesuit Volunteer Corps) after college. Instead, life happened and he felt called to do just the 'J' part when he graduated.
 
Jesuit formation has brought him around the Midwest and around the world. He is currently teaching at Loyola High School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he gets to combine many of his interests by teaching religion, economics and writing and coaching basketball. He finds it somewhat humorous that he is writing for America, even though he is very far from America.
 
Michael regularly writes for The Jesuit Post, and his writing appears in The Huffington Post. He tweets @RossmannSJ.
Of Many Things
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
While Fr. Malone is away, Michael Rossmann, S.J., introduces readers to The Jesuit Post.
Of Other Things
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
I can pass thousands of people without anyone saying a single word to me.
Of Other Things
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
The T-shirt has become a defining symbol of our global, interconnected world and church.
Politics & SocietyOf Other Things
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
Two different responses to racial inequality and isolation in South Africa.
Columns
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
New basketball players often struggle with passing the ball to a moving teammate.
Columns
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
A coworker of mine was struggling to get her students to understand the concept of tolerance during a discussion in her sophomore English class. Seeing in class a pair of best friends, one Christian and the other Muslim, she used them as an example of people who showed tolerance towards each other.
In All Things
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
If asked to explain the causes of serious crime I would likely think of easy access to firearms drugs gangs and other things that grab headlines Perhaps taking a step back to reflect I would also think of a lack of economic opportunities family breakdown and poor education I most definitely w
FaithFaith in Focus
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
I, a Catholic and a Jesuit, am grateful for this Muslim holy season for challenging me to be a more dedicated child of God.
Columns
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
No one will ever make a Hollywood movie abut my sports career.
In All Things
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
The middle of downtown in a busy city is not where you expect to find many men walking around with bottles of vegetable oil bags of sugar or packages of diapers as if this was completely normal This was the scene however that followed the looting that I witnessed first-hand While waiting for an