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!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pine Ridge Recently Featured on 20/20

As many of you know, I worked for 2 years with the Lakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  The Jesuits have been running a school there called Red Cloud Indian School for nearly 100 years.  It was the desire of Chief Red Cloud that the "Black Robes" would come and educate his people.  We are still in partnership with this indigenous people, and it is a priority of the Jesuits.  Last night 20/20 featured a segment about Pine Ridge.  You can watch it below:

You can find out more about Red Cloud Indian School at:

Chief Red Cloud

Red Cloud Indian School Campus

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