Rev. Robert F. Purcell, S.J., Peacemaker Awards

Annually, the Church of the Gesu celebrates 13 young people from four urban middle schools and nine Catholic high schools located in the Milwaukee area. The students, selected every year by their faculty and staff, have demonstrated outstanding leadership in conflict resolution, advocacy for justice, and peacemaking in their schools or the larger community. This recognition celebrates not only the peacemakers, but also affirms efforts by families and Catholic schools to develop students to be people of peace. The awards are named in honor of Fr. Robert F. Purcell, S.J., a pastor at Gesu from 1974 to 1984 who was known in Milwaukee for his advocacy on behalf of peace and justice.

For more information, contact

    Peg Flahive, Director of Human Concerns
  • 414-288-7387