Jesuits hosted their second annual beer tasting night on June 15 at the Mill Street Beer Hall in Toronto’s Distillery District.
The evening brought together a mix of younger and older professionals of faiths in a uniquely casual way, with excellent beer and food along with younger members of the Jesuit community.
Special thanks to the evening’s premier sponsors: Maximilian Family Fund and MCOR Corporation, who made the event possible.
The goal of such an evening is for young professionals, alum of Jesuit schools, and benefactors to come together to learn more about the Jesuits’ mission under a more informal and social environment. Future events are already in the works in conjunction with the Jesuits’ Office of Vocations and alum from Jesuit-endorsed schools.
The evening featured two young Jesuits who spoke about their journey to the Jesuits and their current work in the Society of Jesus. Father Adam Hincks holds a PhD in Physics from Princeton and has served at the Vatican Observatory; Deacon Erik Sorensen is an aerospace engineer who organized and participated in the 850- kilometre Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage in 2017.
Both were introduced by Fr. John O’Brien, SJ, vocations director who is well-known not only for his role in helping men discern a vocation with the Jesuits, and for his retreats with busy young professionals.
“The beer tasting event was a great opportunity for young professionals and friends of the Jesuits to meet and mingle, and learn the colourful history of a few young Jesuit vocations,” said Fr. O’Brien.