Father Francis Xavier Chu Shu-Teh was born on December 14, 1913 in China as the first of nine children. In 1945, Father Francis was ordained a priest and was immediately appointed as the Prefect of Studies at Yu Hui High School. He then traveled to Paris, where he received a PhD in geography at the Sorbonne. In 1949, he was appointed as a professor and the spiritual director of Catholic students at Aurora University in China. In 1951, he became a parish priest in Christ the King Parish. However, it was at that same parish where, on June 15, 1953, Father Francis was arrested by armed police and sent to a Chinese prison camp. Father Francis Xavier Chu Shu-Teh lived out the remainder of his life there, dying over thirty years later on December 28, 1983.
Shannon Doyle is a Junior at John Carroll university from Westfield, NJ. Last semester she studied at NUI Maynooth in Ireland. She is majoring in sociology with a minor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights and is planning to complete her masters in Non-Profit Administration. She bacame interested in the Ignatian Solidarity network after attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in last fall. She has been involved in many volunteer activities in and outside of campus including volunteering each summer at Sister Pat’s Kids Camp in New York for kids with cancer and blood disorders. last summer she also volunteered with the York Street Project in Jersey City which helps young mothers complete their high school degree. At John Carroll she is also President of the Carroll Cinema Society and a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Team.