Edgar W Graham, SJ
Edgar Graham, SJ
Rev. Edgar Graham, S.J., died on February 1, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a Jesuit priest for 60 years.
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Edgar W Graham, SJ

Rev. Edgar Graham, S.J., died on February 1, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a Jesuit priest for 60 years.

 A native of Baltimore, MD, Father Graham was an alumnus of both Loyola High School and Loyola College in Baltimore. After pronouncing his first vows in July of 1944 and completing studies in Philosophy at Woodstock College in 1948, he proactively sought assignment in India. It was the right calling. For more than thirty years, he dedicated himself as a teacher of math, English, science and ethics in Jamshedpur, Chaibasa and Jealgora India. He furthered his own education as well at Loyola in Jamshedpur and De Nobili College in Poona, India.

 As a true missionary in the field, Father Graham never forgot how important the prayers and support from colleagues, friends and family were to his vocation, humbly referring to those who prayed for him as equal missionaries in his work.

 Father Graham returned to the states in 1985 where he served as Assistant Chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore and as House Treasurer for his alma mater, Loyola College. In 2008, he moved to Manresa Hall in Philadelphia. Remembering how important the prayers of others meant to him while living out his vocation, Father Graham continued to pray for the Church and the missions of the Society of Jesus until his death at 92.

In Memoriam

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October 16, 20159:27 PM
Mary Lloyd16 March 2013 at 7:10pmI, along with most Catholics (I think), would have accepted wheveor was elected pope, knowing that the cardinals had invoked the Holy Spirit. That a Jesuit had been elected, however, made the moment especially blessed for me. My brothers were educated by Jesuits and hence I became part of the Jesuit family. Mass at the Jesuit chapel became part of my life over the years. My hockey coach at school was a Jesuit;I was married by a Jesuit;my parents entertained Jesuits in our home; my father was converted to Catholicism probably as a result of his association with Jesuits. Perhaps what stands out most in my memory (and life) is the Jesuit motto, A.M.D.G.,which we wrote at the top of the page at my convent school, and which I recall daily in adult life, especially now in older age. The Sacred Space website and Fr Banda's CPLO Lenten Reflections are a great comfort. Jesuits are incredible people. Don't ever stop. – Anonymous

January 23, 20166:44 AM
I have only just come to know of this site. Albeit late, I would like to add to this. Although Fr Graham did not teach me, I do represent here, many of his students from Loyola School in Jamshedpur, India. Fr Graham is remembered for his simplicity; his faithfulness to his mission- which was priest and follower of Jesus first; his empathy for people; and for his faithful dog, Bouncer. Bouncer followed Fr Graham everywhere, including his his classroom where he sat quietly at the front of the class while Fr Graham taught. Always warm in our memories, people like Dineen, McGauley, Kennedy, Power, Hunt, Kirsch, Judge et al will never be forgotten. Great people who played a big role in bringing us to where we are! – Vivian D'Almeida

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