Repost @vocacionesjesuitascam. Today we celebrate the feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ, patron saint of students, Christian youth, and AIDS patients and caregivers. The Church is currently celebrating a Jubilee Year of St. Aloysius Gonzaga in honor of the 450th anniversary of the birth of this great Jesuit saint with holy desires.
#Repost @bcstm. I remember when Fr. Dan Harrington, S.J. called me on an October morning to tell me that it was time to move him to our nursing facility in Weston. He had fallen out of bed that morning, and knew he needed more care. We moved him to our nursing home, but that did not keep him from doing what he loved most, teaching. Through the help of a student, he continued teaching vis a vis Skype and finished his semester course. In reflecting on his life, Dan said the following: 'There is an old saying that if you love what you are doing, you will never work a day in your life. This certainly applies to me. For forty years I have been able to write about, research, and preach on what is aptly called the word of God, and it has all been joy.' Dan’s care until the end of his life embodies the spirit of the School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. James Gartland, S.J., Rector of Faber Jesuit Community #HumansofSTM
Repost @sj_vinny. A whirlwind of a week from ordinations and a first Mass to catching up with old friends and feeling their support to seeing my former students' graduation and feeling incredibly proud of their hard work and success. Happy to start soaking it all in and realize that this time next year (God willing!) I can be a priest for them all. #AMDG #Godisgoodallthetime #BeAJesuit
#Repost @bccampusmin. I come from a country that has had a tragic history and genocide. So, in some sense, I really wanted to be a minister, a competent minister. A modest, a wounded healer, or a bridge between divided communities. I felt belonging to God and to all people without having an exclusive relationship to one person would be... I felt that was a calling for me. So, I quit other jobs and even medical studies and joined the Jesuits. - Marcel Uwineza, S.J. #JesuitsofBC
Fr. Paul O'Connor, SJ: Priest. Jesuit. Coach.
#Repost @wearethejesuits Enjoy this slideshow with photos of our newest #Jesuit priests ordained this last Saturday, June 9, at the Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee; Fordham University Church in the Bronx, New York; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in San Ysidro, California; and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church in St. Louis. #AMDG! . Get to know this year’s 27 Jesuit ordinands through videos and bios at jesuits.org/ordinations. . #admajoremdeigloriam #priests #priesthood #religiouslife #ordinations #vocations #beajesuit #wearethejesuits #jesuits #societyofjesus #catholic
#Repost @dennisbakersj. Crackin’ jokes before we went to pray at the ordination of our Jesuit brothers today. It was great to be with them, as it always is. @wearethejesuits @beajesuit @fordhamuniversity
#Repost @critchleymenorsj. I got to spend the last few days with 300 of my Jesuit brothers from the Midwest. It was such a blessing! I am filled with gratitude and joy for this religious life. We celebrated some of our brothers who were ordained to the priesthood and it was a beautiful and joyous occasion. I love being a Jesuit. #beajesuit #catholic #jesus #marquette #seminarian #scholastic #newpriest #brotherhood #love
#Repost @ahaydensj. TBT 6 years ago this week, I graduated from Air Force Basic Training, and shortly after I was placed in medical hold. It was during this time that I finally accepted that God was calling me to serve in a different way. Without that time of seclusion and mundane work of medical hold, I am not sure I would have been willing to listen to God's invitation. I was eventually discharged and God led me to the Society of Jesus! God meets us where we are and brings us to places unimaginable. #beajesuit #jesuit #catholic #airforce #today #life #instacatholic #faith #providential #instagood #love #happy #tbt #God