Fr. Gregory J. O’Meara, SJ
Fr. Gregory J. O’Meara, SJ

What has been the greatest grace of your Jesuit vocation?
The greatest gift I have received as a Jesuit is always the people through whom a loving God is made manifest. I am a teacher and a priest. Much of what I do is structured and occurs within predictable boundaries. I lecture, lead seminars, try to research, write and go to meetings. I preach at Mass. But it is in the interstices — in the places in between — where I find God most reliably audible. Again and again I am reminded that God breaks rules and ignores structures. We can’t cling to our own certainties; we can only cling to God. In my Jesuit life, I am called to recognize the holy ground wherein people who perceive themselves at the margins are welcomed home by a God who loves them and leads them out of slavery and into becoming the free women and men God calls them to be.





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.

America - 3/30/15

America - 3/23/15

America - 3/16/15





Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House
Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House, located in Grand Coteau, La., has provided a beautiful setting for retreats since 1938.