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Groups: JCCU 2020 Novices (English)

Jesuit Conference Novices 2020

Jason Britsch

Jason, 26, is a native of the New Orleans area and a graduate of Jesuit High School, New Orleans. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Dallas, earning degrees in history and politics. After graduation, Jason returned to Jesuit High to teach English and assist in campus ministry as a member of the …

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Angelo J. Canta

Angelo, 25, earned a bachelor’s in theology from Loyola University Chicago, where he conducted research in contemporary Marian devotional practices in Rome and Beijing. Prior to entering the Society, he completed an M.T.S. at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He was a Joseph A. O’Hare Media Fellow at America Media. Angelo enjoys …

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Antonio Bonheur

Antonio, 22, finished formal studies in 2017. He has taught catechesis at Collège Saint Bertin and Collège Sainte Thérèse in Port-Margot, and loves music. “After much reflection and discernment, I decided to enter the Society of Jesus in order to respond freely, fully, and consciously to the Lord’s call to serve Him, serve the Church, …

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Nicholas Bernard

Nicholas, 22, attended a Catholic high school and then Saint Louis University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s in theology and Catholic studies. Nick enjoys reading, fitness and photography, and took up cycling as a quarantine hobby. A Spider-Man comic enthusiast, he has long been drawn to Ignatian Spirituality and was moved to join the …

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Jacob Valdez

Jacob, 22, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s in history. While at UCSB, Jacob became actively involved at St. Mark’s University parish by volunteering to teach First Communion classes, serving as sacristan and bringing communion to the sick. Jacob enjoys reading, running and studying the history of the martyrs of El …

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Kyle Vieth

Kyle, 27, graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s in chemistry and a master’s in physiology. Afterward, he spent two years working in a research lab studying iron metabolism. He then entered the seminary in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for a year and a half. Desiring to reach those on the periphery, he first began discerning …

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Nicholas Vivanco

Nico, 22, is a graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s in political science and international studies. Nico was part of retreat teams in high school and college. He likes to play the drums, draw, read and hike. His primary reasons for joining the …

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Luis Gabriel Ganzon Alde

Luigi, 21, was born in the Philippines and lived in Vancouver for most of his life. Prior to joining the novitiate, he studied chemistry for three years at the University of British Columbia. He then worked in two laboratories, including the National Research Council of Canada. During his university years he sensed a call to …

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David Abernathy

David, 46, graduated from Althoff Catholic High School. He went on to receive a bachelor’s in law enforcement and justice administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He served for 20 years as a police officer with the city of Belleville and retired in August 2020. During a period of discernment, David got to …

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Jean Isnaïder Adam

Jean, 25, took an English course at the Haitian American Caucus and then studied journalism. He also has experience in teaching languages and computer graphics. He is a former member of Kiro Catholic Youth Group and the Saint Ignatius Choir in Croix-des-Bouquets. He is passionate about sports, reading, and music. “I entered the Society of …

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