Vocations

To know, love and serve

The Australian Jesuit Vocations Ministry presents this special video series - 'To know, love and serve' - reflecting on Jesuit life, and how it is inspired by those who have gone before us.

Richie Fernando and authentic spirituality (with Nico Lariosa SJ)

Nico Lariosa SJ shares the story of Jesuit teacher Richie Fernando, and talks about how it helped him discover what it means to give your life to Christ.

Nico Lariosa SJ: ‘I remember saying to myself, “Whatever he had, to give up his life like that, I want it for myself, too.’

Matteo Ricci and dialogue with other cultures (with Alan Wong SJ)

Alan Wong SJ talks about Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, and how he inspired his own work in China. Alan will be ordained a deacon on 2 September 2017.

Alan Wong SJ: ‘The Chinese people regard Matteo Ricci very highly because he brought the message of the Gospel, and also he was a model for cultural exchange… That was something that stayed with me when I was in China as well. How do you bring the Gospel message to the people today?’

 

St Ignatius Loyola and the Spiritual Exercises (with Rob Morris SJ)

In the first video of our new series, Rob Morris SJ talks about St Ignatius Loyola, and the Spiritual Exercises. Rob will be ordained a deacon on 2 September 2017.

Rob Morris SJ: ‘I think the Spiritual Exercises, in addition to ongoing spiritual direction, is key to a young man discerning a vocation. Because ultimately, the exercises underscore that this life is about our relationship with Christ, and unless we have really come to know Christ, only through that do we come to understand what our deepest desire and vocation in life is.’

 

For more information about becoming a Jesuit, contact us at vocations@sjasl.org.au.

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