Posts Tagged ‘Ordination’
Radmar Jao is officially one month away from being ordained a priest, and if there is one thing he wants this vlog edition to communicate, it is his excitement at this next stage of his life as a Jesuit.
“I’m feeling excited that the time is coming…This is not the end of a journey. No, if anything the excitement is really in the knowing that a new stage of my life is beginning,” says Radmar.
As we follow Jao on his journey to ordination in June, leave a comment or ask a question here on the National Jesuit News blog, comment on YouTube or on Twitter via @AskAJesuit and he will respond in an upcoming future video diary. Check back weekly for more video diaries from Jao.
In this video, five newly ordained Jesuits of the Chicago and Detroit Provinces reflect on what it means to heed the call put out by St. Ignatius of Loyola to “go forth and set the world on fire”. Jesuit Fathers James Ackerman, Michael Christiana, Mark Luedtke, Paul O’Connor and Richard Ross each represent over a decade or more of formation and a wealth of experience—from gang ministry to nursing. They discuss their unique callings in the video piece below.
Tom Neitzke was like a lot of other children when he made a bold prediction about his future, but he was far different than most young people when he chose a path in life that has led him from the quiet confines of his home in Wisconsin, to leper colonies in China, to schools in Africa and to a calling few men are willing to answer.
“When I was in kindergarten, I told my mom I wanted to either be the milkman or the pope,” Neitzke said. “It certainly doesn’t look like I’m going to be a milkman.”
Neitzke’s journey, a challenging 11-year immersion in the Catholic faith and Jesuit teachings that has taken him to the far ends of the earth and put him in the company of people ranging from Pope John Paul II to the destitute, has led him down the road less traveled.
Read more about Neitzke’s calling in the Ozaukee Press here.