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Legatus Honors Bishop Sam Jacobs, Former International Chaplain

Legatus International
May 28, 2021

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 28, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- Legatus International has honored The Most Reverend Sam Jacobs, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, for his 11 years of service as International Chaplain. Bishop Jacobs recently retired from his position with Legatus and was succeeded by The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport (CT). At a meeting of the Legatus Houma-Thibodaux Chapter on May 25, 2021, Legatus' Executive Director, Stephen M. Henley, presented Bishop Jacobs with a bust of Cardinal John O'Connor in honor of the Bishop's contributions to the organization. Cardinal O'Connor (1920-2000) was an enthusiastic supporter of Legatus -- a membership organization of Catholic CEOs and presidents who have committed to study, live, and spread the Catholic faith.

Bishop Jacobs' involvement in Legatus began in 2005 when he was a driving force in the founding and chartering of the Houma-Thibodaux Chapter. At the chapter's chartering ceremony, Bishop Jacobs inducted 42 members; four years later, Bishop Jacobs was asked to serve as Legatus' international chaplain. His devotion and passion for the organization, so clearly demonstrated in Houma-Thibodaux, served as a model for the other chapter chaplains to emulate. The Legatus Board of Governors benefited from Bishop Jacobs' wisdom and experience when he assumed an ex-officio seat on Legatus' International Board as part of his role as international chaplain, a post he held from 2009 until 2020. Bishop Jacobs faithfully encouraged the other chaplains in their own roles, making a lasting impact on Legatus members and chapters.

Remarking on the significant contributions of Bishop Jacobs, Executive Director Henley, stated,

    "I would like to sincerely thank and honor Bishop Jacobs for his tireless service to our organization over these many years. I can say with certainty that the Legatus chaplains, governors, members, and staff have all been extremely blessed by his faithful witness and his generous support."

Founded by entrepreneur and Domino's Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan, Legatus is focused on the commission which Pope St. John Paul II gave to the organization in 1988: "The world needs genuine witnesses to Christian ethics in the field of business and the Church asks you to fulfill this role publicly with courage and perseverance." By living out the Faith in their business, personal, and professional lives, Legatus members represent a powerful lay ministry in the New Evangelization and in the strengthening of the Body of Christ in accord with the teachings of the Church. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Legatus International comprises 100+ chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada and 5,000+ members.

SOURCE Legatus International

CONTACT: Mary Beth Ronayne, mronayne@legatus.org