Biographical note on Jacques Servais S.J.
- Born in 1949, entered into the Society of Jesus in 1967, ordained to the priesthood in 1979.
- University studies at Namur, Heidelberg, Louvain (degrees in
philosophy and psychology), Brussels, and Rome (doctorate in dogmatic
- Has resided in Rome since 1985, teaches systematic spiritual theology at
the Gregorian University, and administers the Casa Balthasar, a school of
discernment and formation for young lay Christians.
- President of the Lubac-Balthasar-Speyr Association since its inception
in Rome in 1991, under the patronage of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, by
disciples of H. de Lubac and H. U. von Balthasar.
- Has published
various works and articles on H. U. von Balthasar and the spiritual
sources of his thought, in particular St. Ignatius of Loyola and A. von
Speyr, but also J. H. Newman, M. Blondel, and F. Ulrich (Bibliography).