Jesuit Vocations

Are you a Daydreamer? How about this - Imagine yourself a Jesuit.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, believed so confidently that Christ meets us in our thoughts that imagining is a key comment of his spiritual guidelines for others in coming to know Jesus Christ.  

Have you ever considered life as a Jesuit? Have an informal conversation with a teacher, campus minister, or one of the Jesuits?

What does life as a Jesuit mean; life as a Jesuit means: Prayer - Mission - Community.


Jesuits are men of prayer and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. These men known as a religious order, make vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The vows help a Jesuit model his life on Christ’s, who lived poor, chaste and obedient. And these vows help a Jesuit be more available to serve Christ in various ways.


Jesuits serve as doctors, high school teachers, retreat directors, parish priests, community organizers, social workers, lawyers, advocates of social justice, astronomers, authors, and in so many other ways. Jesuits, believe and trust that God can be found “in all things,” and so we are open to serving everywhere.


Jesuit live together in community. Community provides the Jesuits with great friendships and companions on the journey - like the first disciples had.

Imagine Yourself a Jesuit

It’s a wonderful life!  

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