By Brian Paulson, SJI am deeply grateful for my vocation as a priest in the Society of Jesus. The roots of this vocation were nurtured in my family, the parish I attended, and the Catholic schools I had the privilege to attend. I grew up in Waukegan, Illinois, the third of six children: two brothers and three sisters — our own Brady Bunch (of sorts, but we are all from the same mom and dad). Looking [...]
By Santiago Rodriguez, SJSomeone I hadn’t seen in more than ten years recognized me one afternoon last spring. Caroline and I had taken a course together at the University of Miami. She updated me on her life, then inquired about my last ten years. I told her I had moved to Canada with my family and, in 2008, I had joined a religious order. “I’m a Jesuit scholastic [...]
By Jim Prehn, SJEvery person has a story on how they got to where they are in life. In this issue of Callings, two articles relating Jesuit vocation stories are featured: Fr. Paulson’s narrative of how liturgical music has influenced his life, and Mr. Rodriguez’ reflection on his journey of becoming a Jesuit and a priest. Fr. Paulson shares a love of liturgical music because it enlivens his [...]
(1506-1546) Peter Faber was born of poor shepherds in France in 1506. He was inspired with a desire to study and after local schooling, and at his request, was sent to college in Paris, where his roommate was Francis Xavier. A few years later, in October 1529, they accepted another roommate, Ignatius of Loyola. While Peter served as Ignatius’ guide in academic [...]
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