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2023 Novices

Tijmen van der Maas

Hometown: Leiden, Netherlands

Province: USA Midwest

Tijmen got to know the Jesuits while completing bachelor’s degrees in business and in political science and philosophy at Indiana University. He was attracted to religious life by the example of his Dominican pastor and to the Jesuits after reading “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything” by Fr. James Martin, SJ. Tijmen worked as a consultant in London and spent a summer working on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He is a certified bartender and canoe guide.