Jesuit Brother Gedhard Frohlich, S.J. passes on.

Sun, 01/18/2015

Jesuit Brother Gedhrd Frohlich, S.J. was born in 1921 in Germany and attended German schools.  He served in the German Army (German Army Engineer Corps,  Russian Front 1941 - 1945) during World War II, advancing in rank from Enlisted Man to 2nd Lieutenant at the end of the war. He then worked for the American Officers' Club in Berlin, meanwhile studying Graphic Arts.  After emigrating to the US in 1949, he worked in art, and technical-related jobs, advancing to assisting architects with specialty lighting and fountain design projects.  In his late 30s he began to perceive a vocation to the religious life, and he entered the Jesuit Order as a Brother in 1964.  After two years of Novitiate, he was assigned to a five year study of sculpture and art history in Vienna, Austria, where he received his academic Diploma.  

Brother Geb began teaching in the Visual Arts Department at Loyola University in 1972 to 1994.  His 23-year career included working on his own art projects in Kinetic art and Icon painting.

Despite advancing vision problems (Macular Degeneration) he is still working on another commission for two large Icons of "Ss Francis and Clare of Assisi" ¬with God's help and magnifiers. He also rekindled his teenage fascination with the Theatre and Opera stage by acting in many Loyola University dramatic productions and as a "Super" with the New Orleans Opera Association.

Our prayers go out to the Loyola Jesuit community.