Jesuit Encourages Xavier High Students to Consider a Religious Vocation
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Recently, 20 seniors at Xavier High School in New York City were invited to the school’s Jesuit community for lunch with Jesuit Father Chuck Frederico, vocation director for the New York, New England and Maryland Provinces. Fr. Frederico gathered these promising students — leaders and athletes — to ask them to be open to the possibility of a religious vocation.
Fr. Frederico spent the day speaking to classes in the student chapel about the experiences that led to his own calling and the outlook on life that he wants more young people to adopt.
Fr. Frederico encouraged students to pause on a regular basis to explore God’s presence in their lives. “Seniors should have a chance like this to reflect on how they came to be leaders at Xavier and what they can do with their leadership experiences,” Fr. Frederico said. “Xavier provides a holistic education that includes prayer and reflection. My goal is to allow students to understand the many ways in which God might be calling them through their leadership experiences — maybe even to be a Jesuit.” [Xavier High School]