Thomas M. Simisky, SJ
Thomas M. Simisky, SJ

Thomas M. Simisky, SJ, 43, grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he attended Assumption College and received a bachelor’s degree in politics in 1992. Following graduation, he served for four years with the Marine Corps as an artillery officer, attaining the rank of captain while stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, and deployed to the Persian Gulf. After his military service, Simisky earned a master’s degree in economics from Boston College while also working as a graduate assistant for the Latin American Studies Program. The experience was transformative because it was the first time Simisky met the Jesuits and learned the story of a man who would greatly influence his vocation, the former soldier, St. Ignatius of Loyola. For two years while discerning his vocation, Simisky taught Spanish and coached football at Catholic Memorial High School in Boston before entering the Jesuits in 2003. After the novitiate, Simisky spent a semester in Bolivia and then two and a half years in Chile for philosophy studies at the university named for Jesuit Saint Alberto Hurtado. For his regency assignment, Simisky headed to Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine, where he taught theology. Missioned next to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Simisky earned both a Master of Divinity degree as well as a master’s degree in theology while assisting as a deacon at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts. His 11 years as a Jesuit have included a host of diverse and inspiring experiences, including working with young people and the homeless in Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Jamaica. Following ordination, he will be missioned to Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut. (New England Province) 

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