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Josef Raoul Rodriguez, SJ

Josef Raoul Rodriguez, SJ

Josef Raoul Rodriguez, SJ, inherited his love for the Catholic faith and music from his Filipino parents. As a toddler, he played “Mass” at home with a plate of chips and a cup of juice.

Fr. Jim Stoeger, SJ

Fr. Jim Stoeger, SJ

Reflecting on my Jesuit vocation always leads me to the rightness of it. I can’t name a single time where I had some difficulty that frustrated me to the point where I questioned my Jesuit life.There is such wonder to this life, and it has turned out to be unquestionably right for me.

Tyler Fulkerson, SJ

Taylor Fulkerson, SJ

As Taylor Fulkerson, SJ, looks back at the regency stage of his formation, he clearly sees that God has guided his heart along the way.

Walter Bado, SJ

While attending Chicago’s Saint Ignatius College Prep, Fr. Bado recalls being surrounded by wonderful people, and he began to admire the young Jesuits. Soon his interest in the Society of Jesus became more evident.

Adam Bohan, SJ

Adam Bohan, SJ

In addition to being a Jesuit, people are sometimes surprised to learn that I am also a nurse. I hear things like, “I didn’t know Jesuits could do that.” Or they ask, “How does that work?”

Fr. John Staudenmaier, SJ

John Staudenmaier, SJ

At first, Fr. Staudenmaier was told by province leadership that he would most likely be doing his regency at Marquette University High School or in Argentina, where many young Jesuits were being missioned to at the time. But, in a twist of events, Fr. Staudenmaier was sent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which he …

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Nicholas Albin, SJ

Nicholas Albin, SJ

Nicholas Albin, SJ, began to ponder his vocation at the suggestion of one of his Jesuit professors at Xavier University.

Br. James Small, SJ

Br. James Small, SJ

On January 10, 2022, Br. James Small, SJ, turned 100 years old. Brother Small’s true legacy is the number of people who are living lives that are better just for having known him.

Bryan Paulsen, SJ

Bryan Paulsen, SJ

As I applied to enter the Jesuit novitiate, I wondered if I had wasted the last ten years earning a bachelor’s degree and doctorate in engineering. I had to come to terms with the fact that I could very well be giving up science and engineering for good.

Patrick Hyland, SJ

Patrick Hyland, SJ

When I got to Saint Ignatius High School, I remember being impressed with the Jesuits there, how different they were from my parish priest. This would be the first of several encounters with Jesuits that would seal my own fate as a member of the Society of Jesus.