Throughout the month of August, 36 men took the first step in their formation as a Jesuit with their entrance into novitiates in California, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York and Montreal. After their entrance day, a man can be referred to as a Jesuit and is considered part of the Society.
Jesuits spend two years in the novitiate, where their activities include classes, daily Mass, group prayer, meeting with a novice director and sharing their faith journey with their fellow novices. After their time in the novitiate, a man will profess First Vows and proceed on to First Studies.
This year’s novices include a diverse group of men from across the United States and Canada. Some of them are recent Jesuit graduates while others have been working professionally for years before responding to the call of the Society.
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