A Boston College star will enter the Jesuit novitiate
An all-star in studies, service, and bonhomie at BC, Dan Kennedy had a world of options, but chose the Jesuit path. It is, he says, the only way for him.
Dan Kennedy will graduate from Boston College on Monday summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and the recipient of the school’s most prestigious prize, the Finnegan Award. Finnegan winners tend to go big - a top grad school, Wall Street, an overseas fellowship. Kennedy is planning to give away his computer, recycle his Blackberry, and move to a modest communal house in St. Paul, Minn. He will get $80 a month for incidentals. He will have no romantic relationships. He will go where his superiors ask, and do what they ask him to do. If all goes well, Kennedy - “Dan-o’’ to his friends - can hope to be ordained a Jesuit priest in 2024.