Reflecting on his time as a deacon, Damian realized he’s never really explained what a deacon does. In today’s post, he offers an explanation on the role of deacon and a reflection on how it has confirmed his vocation.
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I was the Lost Sheep. Jesus found me and sent me to find more lost sheep
While praying about where his next mission might be, Ignatius experienced himself being found like the lost sheep. Having begun his mission, he realized Jesus found him so that he might find others.
How do you respond to the killing of friends? By dancing for hope.
After a month of struggle, Sebastian finally arrived at his new Jesuit mission. The people who greeted him there responded to the murders of two Jesuits in a way that surprised him: by dancing.
Tears are a sign of a Jesus-like friendship
Moving on to a new mission, Beto found himself choked up with tears. Saying goodbye to dear friends and faithful Jesuits, he learned a lesson about how Jesus works in the world.
Lê Thị Thành’s martyrdom inspires the rebel in me
Reflecting on the Vietnamese martyrs, Eddie sees a vision of the Church that fulfills the Evangelical promise. May the life of Lê Thị Thành inspire us to be, to do something more.
Skeptical of synodality? I saw how much we need it in Belize this summer.
Immersed in an unfamiliar culture in Central America, William found his eyes opened to the gift of synodality Pope Francis keeps insisting we must inculcate throughout the Church.
A Deacon’s Diary: My Name is Damian…and I Finally Have Health Insurance!
In his first installment of this season’s Deacon’s Diary, Damian introduces himself and offers a glimpse into the adventure called life.
I wouldn’t be a Jesuit if it weren’t for St. Francis of Assisi
On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Mark reflects on the ways Franciscan spirituality seeded and nurtured his Jesuit vocation.
A Deacon’s Diary: Goodbyes have found me.
In his sixteenth and final installment, Fr. Steve comes to the end of a pivotal year.
Clerics in the Classroom
As the semester starts up again, Tim wonders: How does a Jesuit balance a commitment to the one Truth with the openness to perspectives required in the Academy?