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Subject Area: vocation

Little Brown Brother

Fr. Sonny Manuel, SJ, who is celebrating 50 years as a Jesuit this year, offers a reflection on his Filipino heritage.

Celebrating Jesuits West Jubilarians

Our 2021 Jesuits West jubilarians have served in a variety of ministries at apostolates across the western United States. We asked some of this year’s jubilarians to reflect on their milestone moment.

Fr. Justin Claravall, SJ: Praying during the Pandemic

Fr. Justin Claravall, SJ, associate pastor at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, recently celebrated the first anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. The milestone led him to reflect on what it has meant to live out his vocation during this time of pandemic—and how God is inviting him to pray with the present moment. The brief reflection and video retreats are the fruits of that prayer.

Introducing Jesuits West’s 2021 Ordinands

In June 2021, five members of the Jesuits West Province will be ordained to the priesthood. These five Jesuits—Xavier Benavides, John Guyol, Jack Krouse, Brad Mills and Martin Ngo—have been in Jesuit Formation for between 10-12 years in preparation for their ordination. We invite you to get to know them.

With Hands Tied

There’s an adage among Jesuits being formed for priesthood that says, “Doing ministry prior to ordination is like doing ministry with your hands tied behind your back.”