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Subject Area: Formation

Four New Shepherds for the Church

New Orleans – Sometimes we hear by turning a listening ear, but some people speak directly to our hearts. According to the Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, God spoke directly to the hearts of Jesuits José R. Dueño Gorbea, William A. McCormick, W. Tucker Redding and Aric M. Serrano. They heard …

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Humbled and Ready: How my Formation Experience Prepared Me for Priestly Ministry

By Fr. Jonathon Polce, SJ “Eleven years?! Why does it take so long?” This question I have been asked, and even wondered myself, in my 11-year journey to Jesuit priesthood which culminated this past summer when I was ordained along with three other Jesuits from my novitiate class. Yes, 11 years of training, which is the normal amount …

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To Live in the House of the Lord: Fr. Joe Tetlow, SJ, Reflects on his Vocation after 75 Years

By Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ In my 92nd year, vocation looks different. I think now not “I,” but “we.” That’s not the “royal we” used by kings and popes. What I mean is that the vocation I’ve lived was never merely “mine” but always “ours.” It is a sign that Christ’s prayer – that they …

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On the Road with Ignatius

By Fr. David Paternostro, SJ Going on pilgrimage has a long tradition in Christianity. For centuries, Christians have wanted to walk in the footsteps of Christ and the saints and experience their lives in a concrete way. The hope is that as you see the reality of these holy lives, you gain a new way …

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Living Synodality in Belize

By William Manaker, SJ I arrived in Belize for a month-long immersion experience in the Mayan villages of the Toledo District with only minimal background information. I would be working with several brother Jesuits to facilitate retreats for village catechists. We’d be collaborating with a committee of indigenous Mayan leaders. Mayans in Belize speak two …

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