What has been the greatest grace of your Jesuit vocation?
In prayer, the greatest grace I have been given is the encounter with a God who is relentless, faithful when I am not, unpredictable, boundlessly generous and compassionate beyond comprehension. Outside of prayer, the greatest gift of my Jesuit vocation is that vocation itself, which sought me out over decades. I have experienced the grace of companionship, not only of the Jesuits and laypeople with whom I work, but also of St. Ignatius himself and through him, the rich tradition of other Jesuits’ prayer life, and service to the Church down the centuries and across the world’s continents. Feeling part of something older, bigger and better by far helps in the struggle against the tyranny of one’s own chattering ego. It is when I am with Jesuits of different countries that I feel most aware that Río Ignacio is deep and wide and continues to flow strongly, nourished by many different streams. I feel the same thing today as I did when I was accepted into the novitiate: gratitude, above all.