We mourn the passing of Rev. Patrick E. Walsh, S.J., who walked God’s earth for 89 years; was a Jesuit for 61 years and a priest for 52 years; and ministered to many students and alumni while serving as associate pastor at Church of the Gesu. Father Walsh knew students filling the pews on Sunday afternoons were taking a welcome break from studies, so he made the time count with homilies that were meaningful — and some say intentionally short. In announcing his passing, his Jesuit brother affectionately honored Father Walsh: “He had, in his Irish way, a way with words. He made people laugh. He touched their hearts.” Father Walsh died in February.