Fr. James Fleming, SJ, will be the next Rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community
Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ, has
appointed Fr. James J. Fleming, SJ,as
the next Rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community. Fr. Fleming is a member of the USA
Northeast Province and will assume this responsibility in January of 2018. He has most recently served as president of Wheeling Jesuit
University for the last seven years. He looks forward to leading the Georgetown community and its apostolic mission.
The Maryland Province thanks Fr. Joseph Lingan, SJ, for his generous leadership as Rector to the Georgetown community
for the past six years. Fr. Lingan has faithfully served both the men and the
apostolates in Georgetown. He also played an integral role in
the smooth transition of the Holy Trinity and Georgetown Prep communities becoming
a part of one community at Georgetown.
It has been five years since Jorge Mario Bergoglio appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica — the first Jesuit pope, the first pope to hail from the Americas, and the first to take the name “Francis.”