Fr. Flavio I. Bravo, SJ
Fr. Flavio I. Bravo, SJ

What has been the greatest grace of your Jesuit vocation?
Being invited to take Final Vows in the Society of Jesus confirmed one of the deepest desires I have had since the day I entered the New Orleans Province Novitiate in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, 21 years ago: to link my desire to make a difference in the world by giving my life to God and to minister alongside the people of God. The journey to Final Vows opened me to greater availability and has given me multiple opportunities where grace after grace unfolds and reveals God’s presence in my life. While the formation process has not been an easy road, I am grateful for having the chance to serve in different apostolic endeavors and ministries. In so many ways, the current ministry and work among the youth I do has anchored me in the mission of the Society of Jesus. Through it all, God has marked my formation years with the richness of mercy and joy. I pray that the opportunity of being fully incorporated in the Society of Jesus would give me the grace to remain open to God’s will so that I can be readily available to follow Him and serve Him with a generous and joyful heart.

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