In his inaugural Deacon’s Diary, Steve Molvarec, SJ, writes: someone asked me: “How long does it take?” I replied: “I’ve been a Jesuit for nine years. And have less than two weeks until diaconate.” He said: “That’s a really long time.”
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To celebrate the start of the NFL season, first-time author Sean Teets, SJ, asks, how do I know if what I’m giving up is worth it?
Where is God in the sadness of saying goodbye to friends and loved ones? He is in the very people we are parting from. And in saying farewell, the divine image can shine through most brightly.
God’s voice is sometimes loud and sometimes as soft as a drop of water.
Fr. Arturo Sosa’s new book is concerned more with the kind of conversion that leads us to new questions than to firm answers.
Though they may have died, wherever the Eucharist is celebrated, the souls of our loved ones are present.
In 1602, Jesuit Brother Bento de Goës was sent on a five year excursion by land across Asia to search for a legendary kingdom of Christians supposedly located northeast of India and west of China.
Sr. Liz Sjoberg says collaboration with lay people is essential for her ministry on the southern border.
Our first meal was at a loud bar with gloriously cheap food. Our second meal was at our beloved parish, St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We kept having these two meals over and over again. On Sundays, though, the food didn’t change. His distribution of Communion was never an isolated sacramental act, but the moment that gave clarity to the rest of our encounters. Meet my friend Carlos, a dear friend who helped redirect my life.
Throughout my four years as an undergraduate pre-med student, and my seven years as a Jesuit walking the path to become a physician, I never considered a career in plastic surgery. I was in new territory this past December during my third year of medical school when I found myself spending one month as part of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team.