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Glenn Mueller, SJ

60 Years a Jesuit
Pastoral Ministry in St. Louis


Father Glenn Mueller, SJ, entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 1, 1961; this year he marks 60 years as a Jesuit.

Born in St. Louis in 1941, he attended St. Louis University High School and then Rockhurst University for two years before deciding to pursue a Jesuit vocation.

Following his priestly ordination on May 11, 1973, he has served as associate pastor or pastor in a series of churches: pastor at St. Stephen’s Mission in Wyoming; associate pastor at St. Agnes parish (Springfield, Mo.); associate pastor, then pastor at St. Joseph Church (Pueblo, Colo.); pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish (Kansas City, Mo.); associate pastor at St. Francis Xavier College Church (St. Louis); Guardian Angels Parish (Kansas City, Mo.) and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (Grand Coteau, La.).

Since 2014, Fr. Mueller has been assigned to pastoral ministry in the Jesuit Hall Community at Saint Louis University.

He studied American/European history, philosophy, American history, humanities and theology, earning a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Divinity from Saint Louis University.

Fr. Glenn Mueller’s Reflection on 60 Years as a Jesuit

It’s been a good run. I consider God’s invitation to be a Jesuit and a priest, my loving family and a deep trust In God to be the best gifts the Lord has given me. The Jesuits strengthened and clarified the values I learned from my parents, taught me practical ways to find God in the ordinary stuff of life, and most importantly, helped me hear the Lord’s invitation to a deeper companionship. Through patience and lots of love, the people I have known and encountered taught me the importance of being a caring and loving priest who could help everyone know that God loves us just as we are. Lots to be thankful for. God is Good!!

– Fr. Glenn Mueller, SJ