Becoming a Jesuit: The First Steps
The first steps in considering life as a Jesuit are very informal and without obligation. A Jesuit vocation is ultimately a fraternal relationship, and so the best way to learn more about us is to meet a "live" Jesuit and to have a simple conversation with him.
Fr. Chuck Frederico, SJ, the Director of Vocations for the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces, would be more than happy to help arrange a meeting with a Jesuit Vocation Coordinator in the inquirer's local area. Click here to contact the vocation office.
The vocation office can also refer inquirers living in other provinces to the vocation director for their province. Visit our USA map for more information.
After a period of reflection and conversation, the local Jesuit contact may invite the man to join in a formal discernment program entitled, the Jesuit Associates.