Discover Meaning

St. Ignatius begins the Spiritual Exercises by making this claim:

"Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God our Lord, and by this means save his soul."

It’s a simple yet profound answer to the question, What’s the meaning of life? And yet, by the very fact that this statement is made at the beginning of the Exercises, it’s safe to say that discovering the meaning of our own unique existence still demands quite a bit of work.

God is the beginning and end of all we do.

But what our passions and desires reveal about the gifts God has given us, why we’ve been given these particular gifts for this precise moment in human history and how we might put these gifts to work for God’s greater glory — these are questions of meaning that are still very much on the table. God, in the person of Jesus Christ, extends to us a hand of friendship. We are invited to accept that hand, to allow Christ to accompany us in discovering the meaning of our life.

And the Jesuits, having spent nearly 500 years striving to know, love and serve Jesus, are passionate about helping others do the same — and in so doing, helping others discover God’s dream for their lives.

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East Province

Fr. Adam Rosinski, SJ

Vocation Promoter

The USA East Province is one of the five provinces in the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, incorporating Eastern part of the United States from Maine to Georgia and the District of Columbia. Jesuits from the UEA Province also live and serve in Micronesia and Fiji. The province includes colleges & universities like the College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown University, high schools like Fordham Preparatory School and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, and a number of pre-secondary schools, parishes, retreat centers, and various other works.

Fr. Adam Rosinski, SJ, is the vocation promoter for the UEA Province. That means that Fr. Rosinski is responsible for accompanying men who are discerning a life in the Society of Jesus. He’s been a Jesuit for 11 years, and over the course of that time he’s ministered in hospitals, served as a college athletic chaplain, taught in high schools, worked as a parish priest, and ministered as a spiritual director. Fr. Rosinski is here to answer YOUR questions about Jesuit life! Submit your information, and Fr. Rosinski will get back to you ASAP.

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West Province

Fr. Julian Climaco, SJ

Vocation Promoter

The USA West Province is one of the five provinces in the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. It comprises ten states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Jesuits in the west are a diverse group of men who serve Christ and his Church in 19 educational institutions, 13 parishes, 2 retreat centers, and other social and pastoral ministries like Homeboy Industries, Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative (JRJI), Kino Border Initiative (KBI), Native American Missions, and Christus Ministries for young adults, to name a few.

Fr. Julian Climaco, SJ, is the vocation promoter for the US West Province. That means that Fr. Julian is responsible for accompanying men who are discerning a life in the Society of Jesus. He has been a Jesuit for sixteen years and a priest for five years. Over the course of that time he has taught high school theology and music, volunteered at a public health clinic for undocumented immigrants, and served as a parochial vicar at one of the largest Jesuit parishes in the Pacific Northwest. Fr. Julian is here to answer your questions about Jesuit life! Submit your information, and Fr. Julian will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Central South Province

Fr. Eddie Gros, SJ

Vocation Promoter
Central South Province

Fr. Robert Murphy, SJ

Vocation Promoter

The U.S. Central and Southern Province is one of five provinces in the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. The province encompasses 13 states from Florida to Colorado, the territory of Puerto Rico and the nation of Belize. We serve the people of God in seven retreat and spirituality centers and 14 parishes. We carry on the tradition of Jesuit education in six institutions of higher education, 12 secondary schools, a middle school and a social research institute.

We have two vocation promoters responsible for accompanying men who are discerning a life in the Society of Jesus.

Fr. Eddie Gros, SJ, has been a Jesuit priest for 40 years. Throughout his ministry, he has served as teacher, missionary and pastor.

Fr. Robert Murphy, SJ, has been a Jesuit priest for six years and has served as a campus minister, athletic trainer and physical therapist. He also served as parochial vicar at a bilingual parish.

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Canada Province

Fr. Edmund Lo, SJ

Vocation Promoter
Canada Province

Fr. Boniface MBOUZAO, SJ

Vocation Promoter
Canada Province

Fr. John O'Brien, SJ

Vocation Director

The Province of Canada is one of the five Jesuit provinces in the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, incorporating all ten Canadian provinces and three territories. It includes Campion College in Regina, Loyola High School in Montreal, Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering, and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toronto.

Fr. Edmund Lo, SJ, is the vocation promoter for the Canada Province and also Haiti. That means that Fr. Edmund is responsible for accompanying men who are discerning a life in the Society of Jesus. He’s been a Jesuit priest for two-plus years. Over the course of that time he’s mainly worked with young adults across Canada, busying himself with campus ministry in universities, directing retreats for young adults and giving workshops on Ignatian spirituality, particularly on St. Ignatius’ rules for discernment of spirits.

Fr. Boniface MBOUZAO, SJ, is the vocation promoter for the Province of Canada. He promotes mainly in Quebec. He has been a Jesuit for almost 23 years and a priest for the past 5 years. He has completed a PhD in computer engineering and has founded a vocational discernment program called “CAMINO-VOCATION” which offers young people a year of vocational discernment based on the Spiritual Exercises in daily life. This program welcomes on average ten young people per year.

Fr. John O’Brien, SJ, is the vocation director for the Canada Province. That means that Fr. O’Brien is responsible for guiding men who are discerning a life in the Society of Jesus through the application process. He’s been a Jesuit priest since 2017. Over the course of that time he’s given many Ignatian retreats to young adults and professionals across the country

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Midwest Province

Fr. Bill Murphy, SJ

Vocation Promoter
Midwest Province

Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ

Vocation Promoter

Get in touch with Fr. Michael. Call his cell – (765) 537-8482 – or send him an email.

The Midwest Province is one of the five provinces in the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. It comprises twelve states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Midwest Jesuits work at high schools, retreat centers, parishes, universities, and other ministries. If you watch March Madness, you probably recognize Midwest Jesuit universities like Creighton, Marquette, Xavier, and Loyola Chicago.

Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, and Fr. Bill Murphy, SJ, serve as vocation promoters for the Midwest Jesuits. Together they accompany men discerning a life in the Society of Jesus, serving across the Midwest Province’s 12 states.

Fr. Michael has been a Jesuit priest for three years. A native of Iowa and resident of Chicago, Fr. Michael has taught for several years in East Africa, worked with college students, and started the “One-Minute Homily” on social media. He likes to read, run, and watch the NBA.

Fr. Bill came to the vocation team five years ago after serving as president of Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. A proud native of Michigan, Fr. Bill considers himself a true Midwesterner having lived in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Omaha. In his spare time Fr. Bill loves to read, watch hockey, play golf, and ride his bike.

Fr. Bill and Fr. Michael are passionate about sharing information on Jesuit life, answering questions, and accompanying young men in discernment. Submit your information, and they will get back to you ASAP.

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