First Vows Weekend

Vow Men 2013 and Provincials (from l. to r.): V. Rev. James M. Shea, SJ, Zach Presutti, Steve Nicholson, V. Rev. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, Danny Gustafson, V. Rev. David S. Ciancimino, SJ, Bill Woody and Mike Lamanna

Every August, the novices of the Maryland/New England/New York Provinces profess first vows in the Society of Jesus in Syracuse, NY. The weekend provides Associates with an opportunity to learn about Jesuit history and spirituality, the life of the vows, and the Jesuit way of life. Associates attend the vow ceremony, meet Jesuits in formation and spend time together in prayer. Housing, meals, and participant gatherings take place at Le Moyne College and St. Andrew Hall in Syracuse, New York.

Here is a thank you message by the novices on Vow Day 2013.

“We wish to express our appreciation to all those who have brought us here today. We thank our families and friends who have encouraged and prayed for us as we set out to respond to this vocation. We thank the novitiate staff and the community of Saint Andrew Hall with whom we have shared these past two years. In addition, we thank the Jesuits of Le Moyne College for their fraternity and support…”

If you would like more information about discerning your vocation with the Jesuits, please contact us. It would be a privilege to accompany you on your journey.

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