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Mr. Nathan Halloran, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic studying at Fordham University, speaks to Prep freshmen and juniors about his own vocational journey.

Have you ever thought about religious life – perhaps joining the Society of Jesus and becoming a Jesuit? The first step in considering the priesthood is as easy as having an informal discussion with a teacher, a priest, or a campus minister.

Jesuits work in a variety of capacities around the world. They are doctors providing needed healthcare in mission areas. They are teachers in high schools and colleges across the country and around the world. Jesuits lead retreats. They work for social justice – feeding the poor, caring for immigrants, and fighting oppressive regimes. What’s unique about being a Jesuit is that its members are encouraged to follow their hearts. Being a Jesuit priest doesn’t prevent you from being a doctor; it won’t keep you from being a lawyer. The ministry possibilities are endless.

For more information about becoming a Jesuit, and to get an idea of what the process is like, visit the website for the New York Province’s Vocation Office by clicking here.