All posts by Jake Braithwaite, SJ

A native of Villanova, PA, Jake was raised at the Augustinian St. Thomas of Villanova parish before meeting the Jesuits at St. Joe’s Prep and then Fordham University. After a short stint on Wall Street and three years working at Fordham, Jake entered the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus in August 2015. He’s currently the 7th and 8th grade math teacher at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep.

Joined in 2018   /   16 posts   /   jbraithwaitesj@thejesuitpost.org

I Conquer Evil When I Watch Basketball

I Conquer Evil When I Watch Basketball

When I was in grade school, I forced myself to try out for the basketball team. I never liked basketball, wasn’t particularly fast, couldn’t shoot the ball, and preferred to sit on the bench. But, everyone else was doing it, and their participation convinced me that I needed to join in.