Personal Introduction

Welcome! My name is John Roselle, SJ, and I took lifelong ("perpetual") vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience as a Jesuit on August 13th, 2011 after a two-year novitiate. I am now a Jesuit Scholastic for the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus. I will study philosophy and theology for the next three years at Loyola University in Chicago. At the same time, I will do part-time ministry in some capacity with the poor. After that, I will likely teach for three years before finishing three more years of theology. Then, God willing, I will be ordained a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest! It's a long road, but a blessed, fun, and enriching one. This blog exists as a resource for friends, family, and others who are interested in my progress through the Jesuit process of formation. Every day is its own adventure, and I am happy to have you along with me to share in this. This blog contains my own personal thoughts and should not be taken to speak for the entire Society of Jesus. Feel free to contact me. God bless you!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wanna See Something Beautiful?

Dostoevsky said that "The world will be saved by beauty."  It would take awhile to unpack that, but I was reminded of it in watching the following video, which is a preview of a ten-part documentary on Catholicism created by Fr. Robert Barron.  Here is the link to the 10 minute preview.
Indeed, Catholicism is a faith of rich beauty, which comes from the beauty of Christ.  If you would like to see Fr. Barron's outstanding website with many more videos and articles, you can go here.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah. I plan to buy that :) Isn't our Church the most beautiful thing in the world??