Fr. Douglas F. Peduti, SJ
Fr. Douglas F. Peduti, SJ

What has been the greatest grace of your Jesuit vocation?
When I was ordained, I placed a verse of Psalm 115 on my Mass card: “Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give glory.” I had envisioned a life of service in the Church and the Society of Jesus as being available to the Lord in whatever way He saw fit, giving back to God what He has so generously bestowed. Imagination led me to think of our great saints in the Society, both living and with God. Nearly 20 years after ordination, the same sentiment prevails. But now not so much in fanciful imagination, but in the classroom and at my desk, at the altar, with Jesuits in community and among colleagues in the University, I find God in the lives of loved sinners, myself included. This awareness draws me closer to God in prayer and, in turn, leads me forward in mundane yet graced ways to be of service to Him through his people. This, for me, is the grace of being a Jesuit.





Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

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