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!

Friday, January 28, 2011

What I am Starting at John Carroll

These are the new initiatives I am helping to start at John Carroll.  Email me if you are interested or have questions.

Meet the New Campus Ministry Intern and Jesuit NoviceJohn Roselle, n.S.J., age 26, is from Oklahoma and graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE.  He is now a second-year Jesuit novice, and is excited to get to know JCU students and accompany them in their lives of faith this semester.  You can read more about John and his journey on his blog at John's office is located in the Student Activities Suite on the 2nd floor of the DJ Lombardo Student Center (stop by sometime to say “hi”). He can be reached at

Anonymous, Confidential Jesuit Discernment Group Starting January 31st
Have you ever thought—even for a little bit—about becoming a Jesuit?  Well, there is an anonymous, confidential JCU student group starting soon to meet regularly and explore the possibility of a Jesuit vocation together.  If you are interested, please talk to John Roselle or Fr. Bernie McAniff.  Email John at

New Men’s Spirituality Group
Men today—as in every age—are seeking a band-of-brothers.  If you would like to meet with a group of other guys to share faith, fellowship, and real-life reflections, there is a new CLC starting which will be facilitated by Jesuit novice, John Roselle.  If you might want to become involved, email John at

Burnt Out, Bummed Out, or Dropped Out of Being Catholic?
“Crossroads” is a new 4 week series to get students talking and thinking about the place of Catholicism in their lives, especially if they aren’t too sure about the Catholic Church right now.  At their individual comfort level, participants will have confidential, honest talks about spirituality, religion, and real-life, while looking at some resources on the Catholic Church.  If you want to check “Crossroads” out, email John Roselle at

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