At 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 16 in the beautiful Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, Tim Manion, Roc O’Connor, SJ, and Dan Schutte of the St. Louis Jesuits will present a concert of their music that has accompanied many of us through much of our lives.

With the choir and instrumentalists from St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield, we gather with them to sing, celebrate and remember the music that brings us home to God. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality.


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Those who gathered for the Coming Home Concert in St. Louis experienced “a taste of heaven.” From the opening “Lift Up Your Hearts” to the final “There Is a River,” the audience became the choir as they set their programs aside and sang from memory in full voice. Tears flowed and smiles widened – “We sang this at our wedding.” “This is what Dad wanted for his funeral.” – as the St. Louis Jesuits sang the music that has accompanied so many through the special moments of their lives.

In the magnificent Powell Hall where the St. Louis Symphony had played Mahler the night before, 2600 voices filled the space with the music of Bob Dufford, John Foley, Tim Manion, Roc O’Connor and Dan Schutte. There, the St. Louis Jesuits took their final bow, back home in the city where their journey together began so many years ago. There was a powerful sense among those gathered – from all across the country, from Australia, from Canada – that we had all “come home” along with them.


Knowing that there’s still more music to be made, the St. Louis Jesuits never imagined the final concert in St. Louis would be the end of the story. The the ministry of the St. Louis Jesuits would continue but likely in a different way with a new vision. In light of that, and witnessing the powerful impact the concert had on so many who attended, Roc, Tim and Dan have prayerfully chosen to continue the legacy by offering a taste of their Coming Home concert to communities in other parts of the country so they too might experience the joy of singing the St. Louis Jesuit music with other voices of faith.


The Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality of Fairfield University welcomes those seeking to deepen their relationship with God and to enrich their daily lives. We offer spiritual direction and programming, in the Ignatian tradition, to guide individuals and groups in their journey toward this encounter, as St. Ignatius did, by ?finding God in all things.? As part of this outreach, we also train spiritual directors who can assist individuals and groups in the discernment of God?s direction in their lives. We are committed to supporting the faith-life of the students, faculty and staff of Fairfield University as well as individuals from the larger community outside of the university.