José Javier, what was the main factor that made you choose to enter the
Several years ago, I experienced
a profound personal encounter with the love of God that moved me more and more
to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him completely.
This experience brought up
many vocational questions. As a result, the Lord Jesus gave me the grace to find
the Society of Jesus. The Jesuits offered me unconditional, Christ-centred
accompaniment so that I could discern my vocation to religious life, to which I
felt inclined. This discernment shed much light on the calling that God has dreamed
for me from eternity: to serve the Eternal King as a priest consecrated to His
service and to my neighbour. This I consider my “Principle and Foundation”.
was in this community of friends in the Lord that I was able to discern more
clearly God’s proposal for my life; this is where he made me understand that I
can put my efforts to work for the service of others. The Society of Jesus is a
community where I feel welcomed and at home; I feel identified with it. In
response to this call I decided, last year, in 2021, to take a further concrete
step by applying to enter the novitiate.