Former Rector Daniel Shine, SJ, Dies

A funeral Mass was celebrated on May 18 in St. Mary's Chapel for Daniel Shine, SJ, rector of the Boston College Jesuit Community from 1976-1982 and a faculty member for over 30 years. Fr. Shine, 77, died May 15 at the Campion Center in Weston after a lengthy illness.

Fr. Shine was a specialist in the psychology of education theories of personality and the existentialism of Gabriel Marcel. He joined the Philosophy Department in 1956 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in 1969. He retired from full-time teaching in 1989.

For several years, Fr. Shine conducted an institute of psychiatry for Jesuit theological students at the Metropolitan State Hospital, Walter E. Fernald School and Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Bridgewater.

Fr. Shine entered the Society of Jesus in 1938 and was ordained in 1951. He held a master's degree in psychology from the Catholic University of America, a licentiate in sacred theology from Weston College, and a doctoral degree from Gregorian University in Rome.

He is survived by his sisters, Mary F. Dziejma of Worcester and Sr. Helen Catherine, CSJ, of Gardner.

Burial was at the Jesuit cemetery at the Campion Center in Weston.


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