Fr. Daniel R. J. Joyce, SJ
Fr. Daniel R. J. Joyce, SJ

What has been the greatest grace of your Jesuit vocation?
"…para hacer oblaciones de mayor stima y moment…" [Spiritual Exercises #97] To ask for the grace to make an offering of one’s very self that is more deeply to the greater good and meets the need of a particular moment — this is the advice that St. Ignatius of Loyola suggests at the end of his meditation in the Spiritual Exercises called "the Call of the King." This is something that I cannot do on my own. I have had the privilege of God’s grace working through the Society of Jesus to assist me in constantly discerning how I may make a greater offering of myself in many situations over some time. Often enough, the spirituality of St. Ignatius has enabled my vocation to make good use of all of my limitations, weaknesses, gifts and strengths. And the discerning spirit of my brothers in the Society has been a great help along the way. For this, I am most grateful.

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