The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Brother Osaretin Jonah SJ

Osaretin Jonah was a forensic chemist. It seemed like he had a promising future, professionally, in his country, Nigeria. But major life changes forced him to rediscover his place in the world. The testimony of American Jesuit missionaries who had known him in his hometown led him to choose religious life as a Jesuit Brother.

Osaretin Jonah lives his vow of poverty through obedience as he does not choose the places of mission, and takes up the task assigned to him by the Superiors. Currently, he is the assistant to the Provincial for Primary and Secondary Education. Does this action prevent him from doing what he wants to do in order to help the poor?

What does this testimony echo in your own experience?

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