Monday, April 21, 2008

Are You Too Young To Be A Jesuit?

Vocations in focus
21 April 2008
Conall O’Cuinn SJ has just returned from a three day Jesuit European Vocation Directors Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. They addressed key issues such as: men joining too young; men joining too old (when formation becomes ineffective); the reticence in Jesuits to invite people to join; and the move to have lay colleagues as vocation promoters.

Twenty Jesuit Provinces were represented at the meeting, including Lebanon, Romania, and Malta.

Fr. Orlando Torres SJ, assistant to the General for formation, attended all of the sessions. [ For photos of the meeting, click here.]
Link (here)
St. Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J. joined the "Society of Jesus" at 17, read more about him (here)
St. John Berchmans, S.J. joined the "Society of Jesus" at 17, read more about him (here)

3 comments:

A Simple Sinner said...

"too young" not "to young"!

Joseph, you have been warned before - typos, mispellings, and misused homophones and homonyms are MY trademark. When you make the same errors, you step on my toes and it is borderline trademark infringement!

Don't maek me cal mi loyer!

Joseph Fromm said...

Well it is the result of my Catholic edgumication. I got the Cat Stevens music with the burning candle in religion class, though!

Joseph Fromm said...

I encourage readers to go and look at the pictures of the vocations conference. I would be interested in your comments about the lack of roman collars. I would also be interested in your thoughts about the taizy chapel.