Welcome Jesuit women. Over the last 477 years, you have been called by many names, including patroness, Jesuitess, friend, sister, daughter, mother, benefactor, lay colleague, partner in mission, and at least one code name (here’s the scoop on that interesting history!). But if you, like me, are drawn to the phrase, “Jesuit woman,” the first important question in your discernment may not be “What am I called?”
Three better starting questions might be: “Who am I? Who is Jesus? And how can I be free?”
This is an online space that aspires to promote community and information-sharing among women who feel called to a Jesuit way of life. It is a fascinating call that is both historically precedented and a sign of the times – a sign of something new transpiring. Please feel free to look around, comment, share resources, and, if you are so inspired, get in touch with me. I would like to hear about your journey, and invite you to follow mine. Peace be with you! Be assured of my prayers.