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My Brothers: Peace!

Over these next few pages, I would like to meditate about the mystery which has caught up so much of our lives, the priesthood within the Society of Jesus. I would like to ask: What does it mean to be a Jesuit priest? What stamp has this priesthood left upon our history and upon the almost infinite variety of our engagements? How does this understanding of priesthood bear upon the life of a scholastic as he moves through the years of studies?—or upon the life of a Jesuit with final vows as with a quiet seriousness he daily surrenders the moments of his life to a call from which every year some one of his companions walks away? What is the shape of our vocation and how does it tell upon priestly holiness and a continual fidelity?


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