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, March 29, 2011

A Lapse in Blogging

Friends and Readers of this Blog,

My apologies for the lapse in this blog as of late.  I have just been swamped with so many good things going on, such as the spring break service trip to Louisville in which we worked with refugees (which I should blog about), a Jesuit "Come and See" event that I hosted, and writing a 5 page single-spaced letter to my provincial requesting permission to take lifelong vows as a Jesuit this August.  I will try to be more persistent in blogging henceforth.  Thanks!


  1. Busy in the real world is a good thing!

  2. ahem...we're waiting :) ;)

  3. Agreed, don't feel sorry that a blog takes it's rightful place on the back burner. Blogs are meant to help digest life. Not become life.