Father Alexis Frederick Kirsten served Jesuits as an Administrator

Posted January 22, 2018 3:36 am by Archbishop Terry

Father Alexis Frederick Kirsten served Jesuits as an Administrator

Father Alexis Kirsten, Jesuit priest, died on January 17, 2018 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. He was 70 years of age and had been in the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits for 47 years. Alex was born on June 5, 1947 in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, son of Alexander Edward Kirsten and Lilian Kathleen Veret. He studied Zoology at the University of Guelph and later Theology at Regis College in Toronto. Ordained a priest on June 2, 1979 by Cardinal Carter, Father Kirsten held a variety of administrative positions across Canada: President of St. Paul’s High School

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