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Subject Area: vocation

Jesuits West Novice Pronounces First Vows

Pierre Vu Thompson, SJ, pronounced first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Society of Jesus on August 12, 2023, at Sacred Heart Chapel at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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.