I RECALL THE great hospitality and example from Father Desmond Reid when I was a teacher at Singapore American School in 1980-82. I was lucky to work with the catechism class at Church of St. Ignatius and be influenced by Father Desmond and the other Jesuits there, so much so that I eventually entered the Jesuits myself. When I did, I received a warm welcome message all the way from Singapore from Father Desmond and the other Jesuits at Kingsmead. Rest in Peace Father Desmond, and I miss all the folks at St. Ignatius.
Father Patrick Fairbanks, SJ
Editor's note: Father Patrick Fairbanks was ordained in Chicago, June 2000. He is currently the vocation director for the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, which encompasses the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and the archdiocese of Cincinnati.