This is so awesome!
Sister Jean of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) has been the chaplain of the team since 1994.
In a page dedicated to Sister Jean on the Loyola University website, it says Sister Jean dedicates herself “to Loyola’s student-athletes above and beyond just their spiritual health.
“She believes athletics affords valuable lessons for young people about how to deal with adversity in life.
“At Rambler home games, she can be seen working the crowd, encouraging school spirit and friendly competition, and leading the players in prayer before each game.
“As chaplain of the Water Tower Campus, she takes time to get to know students waiting in line for the intercampus shuttle bus, simply to bring happiness and joy into their lives.”
Time reported that the sister “provides spiritual support and openly prays for victories for the team, often asking the Higher Power to do his part so the team can do theirs.”
They also stated that she’s a “basketball expert” and “created a full scouting report (complete with full fun-downs of the strengths and weaknesses of each player)”
The team gifted her with the Final Four ring before their game against the Nevada Wolf Pack.
Watch the video below!
A Final Four ring for Sister Jean! pic.twitter.com/k0A0slaC8i
— Loyola Men’s Basketball (@RamblersMBB) November 28, 2018
According to the Chicago Sports Twitter account, the audience chanted, “you deserve it!” while Sr. Jean received the ring.
Here’s more pictures from this epic evening!
How People Reacted
Another user said, “Sweet ring! 🙏🏼🙏🏼”
Sister Jean first received national recognition earlier this year when the Ramblers shot a three-pointer against Miami at the last second.