How Fr. Ted Penton, SJ, Went From An Atheist To A Jesuit

  If you had met Fr. Ted Penton, SJ, right before turn of the millennium and told him he’d be ordained a Jesuit priest in 2019, he wouldn’t have believed you. Ted was an atheist when he decided to go on a retreat at a Buddhist monastery in Thailand while traveling after college. His experience […]

A Jesuit is a Friend For and With Others

  One of my favorite artists, James Taylor, sang so eloquently in “You’ve got a Friend”: “When you’re down and troubled, and you need a helping hand… I’ll be there…’cause you’ve got a friend.” This song aligns with my life story. I experience this promise of friendship in my daily living through my Jesuit vocation […]