This Lenten season, Mario Powell, S.J., and Michael Simone, S.J., will offer weekly reflections to help you prepare for Easter.

Mario Powell, S.J., ’03, MDiv’14, STL’15
Mario Powell, S.J., ’03, MDiv’14, STL’15

Mario Powell, S.J., ’03, MDiv’14, STL’15, is president of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep and an accomplished educator who has taught and worked in both secondary and middle school settings in the Jesuit school system of the Northeast Province. Prior to his current position, Fr. Powell worked at Regis High School in Manhattan as the director of the REACH Program, which prepares middle school students from families with financial need to earn scholarships to Regis High School as well as to other leading high schools in New York City. With both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College and St. Louis University, Fr. Powell is well versed in Jesuit education. He has served as a member of the board of trustees at Boston College High School and is a current board member at Fordham Prep, Xavier High School, and Nativity Preparatory School in Boston.


 
Michael R. Simone, S.J.
Michael R. Simone, S.J.

Michael R. Simone, S.J., is a Jesuit priest of the USA Midwest Province. After undergraduate studies at John Carroll University and graduate work at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, he attended Johns Hopkins University where he received a PhD in Northwest Semitics and Assyriology. He currently teaches Scripture at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, and his research focuses on ritual and imagination in the religions of the ancient Near East. Fr. Simone is a former columnist for America Magazine and is currently a volunteer chaplain at MCI Cedar Junction.