Sept. 8, 2023 – The Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province on Aug. 19, 2023, welcomed seven men to the Novitiate of St. Stanislaus Kostka, temporarily located in Culver City, California. Over the next two years, they will learn about the Society of Jesus and deepen their relationship with Jesus. A mix of …
Jesuits West officially welcomed three new novices during the Mass of Investiture on September 3.
By Ignatius Plato Accompaniment can be crucial when making a life decision. Having someone present to walk with you through big decisions can bring clarity during a time of uncertainty. As the novice director for the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province (UCS), Fr. Drew Kirschman, SJ, accompanies Jesuit novices every day. Walking with men …
Jesuits West Province officially welcomed six new novices during the Mass of Investiture at the Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, California.
My single greatest hesitation in entering the Jesuit novitiate had nothing to do with vows of poverty, chastity, or obedience. It was all the moving around that got me.
William Mbilinyi, SJ, professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience last August 16, 2020 at the Villa Saint Martin in Montreal.
The path between a lay life and the last Jesuit vows is very lengthy (approximately 13 to 20 years!). Gilles Mongeau, SJ, who helped evaluate this process within the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, details how the five steps of Jesuit formation will tangibly change.
Ever wondered how Jesuits become Jesuits? The total journey toward Jesuit priesthood or formed brotherhood can take from eight to 13 years.