The following news was taken from the September 19, 1996, issue of The Loyola World, the newspaper for employees of Loyola University Chicago.
Walter P. Krolikowski, S.J.
50 years in the Society of Jesus
Father Krolikowski was born on Sept. 9, 1923. He attended St. Rose of Lima grade school, St. Ignatius High School, and Chicago Teacher's College. Father Krolikowski served for three years in the infantry during World War II and entered the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus on Sept. 1, 1946, in Milford, Ohio. After novitiate and juniorate, he went to St. Louis University for philosophy and received an M.A. degree in education. After a year of regency at the University of Detroit High School, he studied theology at West Baden Springs, Ind. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 1957. He made his tertianship at St. Stanislaus, Parma, Ohio. After a year as freshman dean at Xavier University, he spent three years in Champaign at the University of Illinois studying philosophy of education and received a Ph.D. degree. In 1963, he came Loyola University of Chicago. For many years, he has served the Hispanic community at Holy Rosary Parish.