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A Special Vision: Jesuit Father Larry Gillick

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Published on Nov 7, 2011

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When Jesuit Father Larry Gillick joined the Jesuits in 1960 it would not have been possible for him to have become a priest. It wasn't until 1972, after Vatican II, that changed. Because of childhood accident. Fr. Gillick is blind, and it was not until Vatican II that those with such disabilities would be able to be ordained.

Today, Fr. Gillick is a retreat master, leading retreats throughout the country. He currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska and in involved in the Jesuit community at Creighton University. He is loved by many students and is always ready to listen to them and provide counsel. At Creighton, he serves as a student mentor and presides at regular mass at Creighton's catholic church, St. John's.

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