Read

Sister Jean and the Loyola-Chicago Men's Basketball Team

Published:
December 22, 2023
March 15, 2018
Sister Jean and the Loyola-Chicago Men's Basketball Team make it into the NCAA 2018 tournament.

98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt is especially excited about March Madness this year.For the first time in 33 years, Loyola University-Chicago’s men’s team, for whom she serves as the chaplain, has made the field. The team acknowledges that Sister Jean’s presence makes an impact.She begins every prayer with the team, “Good and gracious God,” and doesn’t hesitate to ask for His help in getting the team a win.“I ask God to be especially good to Loyola so that, at the end of the game, the scoreboard indicates a big ‘W’ for us,” she said.Here's Sister Jean in action on Loyola-Chicago's sideline:

https://twitter.com/RamblersMBB/status/973748244495953920

On Thursday, March 15, the Ramblers, an 11-seed, take on the University of Miami (FL), a 6-seed in the South Region of the tournament.Sister Jean hopes to make the trip, but her health may keep her home, where she will definitely be watching on television.“I know she’s going to be there with us in prayer and cheering us on,” one player said. “And that means a lot to us.”For more on Sister Jean and the Loyola University-Chicago men’s basketball team, check out this story by the New York Times.

Creators:
Grotto Shares
Published:
December 22, 2023
March 15, 2018
On a related note...
The Podcast that Explores Mental Health and Faith

The Podcast that Explores Mental Health and Faith

Grace Carroll

Why You Should Be Reading Outside

Why You Should Be Reading Outside

LuElla D'Amico

4 Catholic Things that Help Me Manage Mental Health

4 Catholic Things that Help Me Manage Mental Health

Stephanie DePrez

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

Camp for Families Affected By Cancer Feels Like Home | Little Ways: Family

Camp for Families Affected By Cancer Feels Like Home | Little Ways: Family

Grotto

Hope for Uvalde

Hope for Uvalde

Javi Zubizarreta

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

St. Francis de Sales Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

St. Francis de Sales Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

Dorothy Day Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Dorothy Day Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

What Can We Do To Heal Political Strife?

What Can We Do To Heal Political Strife?

Neil Fulton

“The Saint Who Became a Leper”

“The Saint Who Became a Leper”

Josh Noem

How an Engineer Finds God in Nature

How an Engineer Finds God in Nature

Grotto

“Living Alongside Death”

“Living Alongside Death”

Janelle Peregoy

3 Ways You Can Help a Crisis Pregnancy Center

3 Ways You Can Help a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Sarah Portner, LMSW

4 Mistakes We Make About Those with Down Syndrome

4 Mistakes We Make About Those with Down Syndrome

Kathryn O'Callaghan

St. André Bessette Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

St. André Bessette Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

St. Augustine of Hippo Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

St. Augustine of Hippo Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

Catholics Uncover Slaveholding History to Seek Healing

Catholics Uncover Slaveholding History to Seek Healing

Molly Cruitt

3 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Student Life

3 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Student Life

Patrick Schmadeke

newsletter

We’d sure love to be pals.

Like what you see? Make it easy on yourself and we’ll meet you right in your inbox next time.