By Fr. Jim McDermott, SJSome people say, when God closes a door, somewhere else he opens a window. I adore those people. I am related to them and also count them as my close friends. But when I’m the one who can’t find the door and someone says something like this, I want to lovingly throw them out that window and say, “I wonder what God will open now?” [...]
By Luke Hansen, SJWhen asked about my experience of regency, the period of Jesuit formation involving full-time ministry, I have the unique opportunity to mention two places where my feet have trod and which I deeply love: the sacred land of the Oglala Lakota in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and the concrete jungle of the capital of the world, New York City. I served for two years as [...]
By Fr. Paul Coelho, SJWhen discerning future ministries, Jesuits consider three key criteria: Where is the greatest need for Jesuits today, where could they do the greatest good, and which are those places where few others would be willing to serve? Needless to say, such decisions have steered Jesuits into unexpected places and some extraordinary ministries. It might help explain why Jesuits, among a host of other less edifying [...]
The first year Jesuit novices from the Novitiate in St. Paul, Minn., spent the last week of March visiting various Jesuit ministries in the upper Midwest, where they shared stories about themselves, their vocational discernment, and what it has been like for them to be first year Jesuit novices. The novices said they enjoyed the ‘novice tour’ experience. They were grateful for being welcomed so [...]
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