Author: Brendan Busse, SJ

Brendan was born and raised in southern California. His love of narrative and social justice led him to pursue degrees in English (BA) and Theology (MA) at Loyola Marymount University. Before joining the Jesuits he taught high school and served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Belize before returning to LMU as the director of Community Service and Social Justice. Brendan recently completed an MA in Social Philosophy at Loyola, Chicago and currently teaches in the Matteo Ricci College of Seattle University. For the record, he hasn't shaved his face in its entirety since October of 1994. The precision of this date is due to the fact that facial hair was a “Senior Privilege” at his high school; welcoming the privilege, he has never looked back.

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Old Man and His Bags

Strength in Broken Places: What Can An Old Man Do?

Suor Cristina Scuccia, screen shot from the video

Worth Watching: A Real Sister Act

Matthew McConaghy (left) and Woody Harrellson star in HBO’s True Detective

True Detective & True Religion: Delusion, Faith and Redemption


Homeboys and Whiteboys: Race Around the Playground


Periodo de pruebas: el Desequilibrado y el Jesuita


Trying Times: The Misfit and The Jesuit

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Bags Without People: Making Sense of a Personal Life

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Strength of Faith: A letter to a student with no ‘spiritual experiences’


The Surplus: On Worry and the Wasted


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