Mackowski, Richard M.Died
Jesuit Father Richard M. Mackowski died on September 10, 2012, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was born on May 19, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan. He entered the Society of Jesus on July 24, 1948, at Milford, Ohio. He was ordained a priest on June 15, 1961, at Colombiere College, Clarkston, Michigan. He took final vows on June 30, 1977.
Fr. Mackowski graduated from the University of Detroit High School and entered the Society in 1948. He spent many years of his life teaching. His teaching positions included: teacher of Latin during regency at Loyola Academy in Chicago (1955-1958); teacher of Latin, Greek, and French at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland (1962-63); professor of Greek and Biblical Archaeology at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem (1968-73); professor of theology at Loyola University Chicago (1975-78); professor of Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Archaeology at the Gregorian in Rome (1980-87); adjunct professor at the Gregorian (1988-99); emeritus professor at the Gregorian (1999-2002); and a visiting professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit (2007-10). Fr. Mackowski was also a writer, led Holy Land study tours and, for a year, was director of the Loyola University Chicago Rome Center.