A Heart on Fire: An Itinerant Life
My single greatest hesitation in entering the Jesuit novitiate had nothing to do with vows of poverty, chastity, or obedience. It was all the moving around that got me. “Can you really form lasting and loving relationships while constantly on the road?”
Jesuit-Educated: Poised for Leadership in Service to Others
Saint Ignatius of Loyola had many things to say about leadership, so it’s not hard to imagine why Jesuit-educated people of faith take those lessons and apply them to leadership roles within the broader Church; nor is it hard to imagine that Jesuit-educated people of faith would contribute their talent to institutions working Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, for the greater glory of God. John Liston, executive director of Serra International and a Loyola University Chicago law graduate, has dedicated his life to his work int he promotion of vocations. Liston says, “I rely on the theological under pinning sinter woven into my education in the law.
Midwest Jesuits Ordained as Transitional Deacons in Ceremonies Across the Country
In anticipation of their ordination to the priesthood, Jesuit scholastics are ordained to the diaconate during their theology studies. The diaconate role, in which they typically serve for six months to a year, is the final step in their preparation for priestly ordination.
Fr. Bryan Y. Norton, SJ
How can I repay the LORD for all the good that he has done for me (Ps. 116:12)? That is a great question! Indeed, it’s one that resonates deeply in my heart as I look back on 11 years of Jesuit formation— and as I look forward to the great adventure of love and service that lies ahead as a priest of Jesus Christ. Truth be told, this adventure began long ago: in my mother’s womb and in my family’s arms, which have always nurtured me with such tender devotion.