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!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Praying about Ministry

Well, I just finished doing some homework, and I am about to go pray before meeting today with our ministry site supervisor.  I am still discerning what ministry to do here in Chicago, in the coming years.  It is between working with persons in unplanned/crisis pregnancies (supporting them in choosing life-giving options), and working with providing Ignatian retreats for the homeless.

Both of these are of course quite exciting and meaningful ministries.  I wish I could do both, but I assure you I have too much homework for that!  Plus, I will be supporting the Knights of Columbus council here at Loyola and starting up a religious life discernment group for women, teaming up with a 92 year-old religious sister named Sr. Jean, who is still so full of energy, zeal, and love.

So, please pray for me that I may make the choice of the "magis" for my ministry.

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