Fr. Francis T. Hannafey, SJ
Fr. Francis T. Hannafey, SJ

What has been the greatest grace of your Jesuit vocation?
There are many continuing graces in my life as a Jesuit. The life of prayer, service as a priest and teacher, and life in Jesuit community are at the heart of these graces in my life. I continue to experience God’s generous grace and consolation working alongside my lay faculty and staff colleagues in the university. Being with college students in the classroom during an important formative time of their lives is deeply gratifying, creatively challenging, and spiritually life giving. I also find much joy presiding and preaching in the University Chapel and at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield, Connecticut, where the community is vibrantly alive, praying, and committed to building up the Church. I am very grateful for these and many other graces in my life in the Society.

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