Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Rev. Mark Link
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Mark J. Link, SJ, who died on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He was 92 years old, a Jesuit for 66 years, and a priest for 56 years.
Father Mark Link SJ was born on April 21, 1924, in Coldwater, Ohio. He entered the Society of Jesus on September 2, 1950, at Milford Novitiate in Milford, Ohio. He was ordained a priest on June 12, 1960, at West Baden College in Indiana. He professed final vows on February 2, 1977, at Canisius House in Evanston, Ill.
Before entering the Society of Jesus, he obtained a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 1950.
While in the Society, Father Mark wrote for both the young and the old. He authored books for young people such as Path Through Scripture, Path Through Catholicism, and The New Catholic Vision.
The "2000" Series, which includes Challenge, Vision, Mission, Action, Bible, and Psalms, helped older people incorporate the daily Mass readings into their ongoing prayer. In Praying the Way Jesus Prayed, he used Jesus' example as a model to explain how individuals can pray in a richer and deeper way.
At Fr. Link's request, a small service was held on Jan. 21 at Colombiere Center, Clarkston, Michigan.
Memorial Gifts may be made to: Jesuit International Missions or the Jesuit Partnership, 2050 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614, or online at http://jesuitsmidwest.org/supportus.