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, September 6, 2011

Running the Good Race

Some of my Jesuit brothers and I will be running in the Quad Cities Marathon or Half-Marathon in Iowa.  I will be running the shorter version, which should be plenty!  If you would like to read more or sign up, here is the link:

From what I have heard, the course runs alongside the Mississippi River, which should be lovely.  I have been running quite a bit by the lake here in Chicago.  I am embracing this as a chance to get back in a bit better physical fitness, and to get away and have a good time with some of my brothers.  The race is Sept 25th, so 18 more days to go!

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