By Jerry Duggan Aug. 11, 2020 – On Saturday, August 8, five novices of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province pronounced first vows during a Eucharistic celebration at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Grand Coteau, La. Jesuits Reynaldo Belfort, Timothy Bishop, Travis Crowe, Brent Gordon and Joseph Nolla pronounced vows of poverty, chastity …
The Pilgrimage Experiment for a Jesuit novice dates back to the very beginnings of the Society of Jesus. St. Ignatius Loyola, understanding himself as a pilgrim, included this unique way of encountering God in the Constitutions of the Society as an important experience in one’s formation
Each spring, second-year novices participate in an immersive teaching workshop aimed at introducing them to the theories and realities of Catholic social teaching.