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Fr. Garth Hallett, SJ


Garth Hallett, SJ

75 Years a Jesuit

Father Garth Hallett, SJ, has been a member of the Society of Jesus for three quarters of a century. Most of his active ministry was spent as an educator, but Fr. Hallett has spent most of the last decade as a writer.

He taught at several Jesuit universities over the years: Loyola University New Orleans, Spring Hill College, Pontifical Gregorian University, the University of Detroit, Xavier University, Saint Louis University and St. John’s College (Belize).

Born in Chester, Penn., in 1927, he was baptized at the age of 13 and, following his high school graduation, served in the U.S. Navy for a year before entering the Society of Jesus.

He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., and, following his priestly ordination in 1959, a licentiate in sacred theology and Ph.D. in philosophy in Belgium and Italy, respectively.