Avocation to the Society of Jesus is unique. Saint Ignatius of Loyola set out to create a religious order that was different than the monastic and mendicant orders of his time.
Seven Midwest Jesuits pronounced First Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience on August 7 at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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It is with tremendous joy that the Midwest Jesuits introduce the seven men who entered the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus at the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Alberto Hurtado in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, August 19, 2017: Matthew Bjorklund, Carl Caceres, Spencer Liechty, Michael Pederson, Conor Sullivan, Jonathon Wojtkowiak, and Matthew Zurcher.