Fr. Fitzgerald: In sickness or health, praise, reverence and serve God


As a man of faith and a son of St. Ignatius, Jesuit Father Raymond Fitzgerald said the sobering news from doctors that he has Lou Gehrig’s Disease led him immediately into a spiritual reflection that, in one way or another, he has been living out for more than 30 years as a Jesuit.

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Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, Jesuit High president, has Lou Gehrig’s Disease


Jesuit Father Raymond Fitzgerald sent the following letter to Jesuit High School alumni about his health:

This afternoon, I announced to our faculty and staff significant information that I now wish to communicate to you and other members of the Jesuit High School community. I have been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, although in the New Orleans area, "Steve Gleason's Disease" may be a more apt and familiar description.

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