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!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vow Photos

St. Thomas More Catholic Community, the site of the Vows

Processing In

Processing in, singing the song in the program
Walking up into the sanctuary to take vows

Receiving from my Novice Director the vow formula I had hand-written

Professing perpetual vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience before the Blessed Sacrament

Receiving my vow cross, handed down from a deceased Jesuit, from my spiritual director

Returning to my pew, where my brothers were

Processing Out
My newly vowed brothers and I

Walking out of the church, a Jesuit!

With my Parents

With Jim and Fran Cleary, the parents of one of my dear friends (Jim graciously took these photos)

1 comment:

  1. Wish I could have been there, Congratulations again, and God Bless.