Superior-born Jesuit celebrates
ALMA, Mich. — Jesuit Fr. Brian Van Hove, who was born and raised in Superior, observed his 30th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood June 11.
He was ordained in St. Louis, Mo., and celebrated his first Mass in Superior’s Cathedral of Christ the King on June 20, 1982.
Fr. Van Hove’s sister, Julie Ann Van Hove, lives in Superior. Her twin, Judy Kay MacDonald, lives in Las Vegas, Nev.
During his 30 years as a priest he has been a teacher, spiritual director, hospital chaplain, asso- ciate pastor and a retreat director in the St. Louis area, including White House Retreat and the Shrine of St. Joseph there. He earned a Ph.D. in church history from The Catholic University of America in 1999.
Fr. Van Hove now lives near St. Louis, Mich., where he is chaplain to the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich.
He is a member of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and blogs at https://frvanhove.wordpress. com.The Diocese of Superior is in Wisconsin…. There is a Saint Louis, Missouri, and a Saint Louis, Michigan, which is in the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan.