By Mike Tenbusch | September 24, 2020

Last week I shared a reflection on life from one of our scholars to give you inspiration for why we are running the IntSamGlobal5k.  You may have been thinking, “That’s great for them, but there’s no way I’m going to be able to run that.”

If that’s you, Fr. Frank Canfield, SJ, has some encouragement for you.  A revered spiritual mentor to thousands of young men at U of D Jesuit, St. John’s Jesuit and St. Ignatius, he’s traveled to Nicaragua with us in the past, and now he’s walking a mile to raise money for tablets for 20 students.  Here’s why:

Last week a team of Cubs from U of D Jesuit High School in Detroit have begun to support his cause after receiving this pep talk from Fr. Canfield on Facebook:

After I finished filming Father in that video he said to me, “Michael, tell them that if they are in their 60’s, 70’s or 80’s, there will be pain.  Let them know that I’m here for them to know, ‘You will make it through.’”

Across the world and here in the U.S., we are in the midst of painful, tumultuous times.  But we will make it through—together.  

Help us come together by supporting Fr. Canfield’s team, a team of scholars from one of our nations, or one of the many teams from Regis Jesuit in Denver.  You can also sign up to walk, run, join a team or start your own team by visiting our race page at (or support Fr. Frank’s team directly by following this link).

You can change the life of a student struggling to stay in school from home by walking a mile and helping her get a tablet to succeed.