On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Mark reflects on the ways Franciscan spirituality seeded and nurtured his Jesuit vocation.
Posts in The Jesuits
Remembering Two Jesuit Titans of History
In the last year, two great Jesuit historians passed away: Fr. John Padberg and Fr. John O’Malley. A budding Jesuit historian reflects on their legacy.
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?
The Vow of Chastity: My parents taught me what it means to love and be loved
The vow of chastity can be the most confounding and unsettling, both to those who process the vows and to those who don’t. Nick reflects on the challenges and the graces of this vow and how he learned to live it through the example of his parents.
Jesuit 101: Vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience
Next week, Jesuit novices across the continent will take First Vows. What does that even mean?
Three Simple Lessons from St. Ignatius
As we celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius, Beto shares three important ways the founder of the Society of Jesus has shaped his Jesuit vocation.
St. Ignatius’ Most Important Lesson: Pay Attention to What Is Catching Your Attention
At the end of the Ignatian Year, Orlando reflects on how Ignatius’ recuperation time after his fateful cannonball injury informed his own prayer.
Jesuit 101: The Ignatian Examen
The Examen Prayer is a staple of Ignatian Spirituality and St. Ignatius emphasized its importance in our daily routine. Learn more about its history and how it can help us all grow in our relationship with God.
Jesuit Brothers: Bringing home the smell of the sheep
Jesuit brothers live out the Jesuit charism and remind priests who they really are and who they are meant to serve by bringing home the smell of the sheep. Ken Homan, SJ, shares his vocation as a brother.