June 9, 2021 — The Society of Jesus is proud to announce the ordination of 25 new priests in Canada, the United States and Haiti this summer. We invite you to learn more about their lives.
Meet the 2021 Ordinands
“Resisted call. Brokenhearted. Rebuilt by Jesus,” wrote Jeff Sullivan, SJ.
“Come spread rumors of new life!” said Garrett Gundlach, SJ.
And Daniel Gustafson, SJ: “Politics? Maybe not. Jesuits? Thank God.”
And we thank God for the lives and vocations of these 25 men from Canada, the United States and Haiti who have said yes to their Catholic faith, yes to the Society of Jesus and yes to the call to ordained priesthood. Their witness is a sign of joyful hope. Their witness is an invitation to all of us to put our faith into action in service to God and our sisters and brothers everywhere.
The formation process that leads up to Jesuit priestly ordination is a long one, typically lasting 10-12 years and including intensive stages of study, ministry, accompaniment of those on the margins of society, prayer and more — all while living in Jesuit community. This brochure is just a snapshot into the lives of these men throughout their life in the Society of Jesus, capturing some highlights from their journeys and providing a glimpse of their unique personalities. As you learn about them, please keep them in your hearts and in your prayers.