Maryland and USA Northeast Jesuit Provinces on Instagram

Feb. 28, 2020 - In our continued efforts to use new media to reach a wider audience, the Maryland and USA Northeast provinces are now on Instagram! Instagram is a photo-focused social media platform that will allow us to better promote the people and works of our provinces to a wider audience. We encourage you to follow the new Instagram page at

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“During my time in Japan, I was busy learning to drive a warship as a naval officer. The last thing on my mind was the Society of Jesus. I felt my vocation was to be the best naval officer I could be. If anything, it was the rosaries during the quiet night watches off the coast of Japan, that eventually led me to an encounter with God. There is nothing quite like prayer at sea. It is an easy way to connect with a sense of God as creator and me as one of his creations. On one of my trips to Hiroshima, I had the chance to see the former sight of the Jesuit novitiate where Pedro Arrupe was the novice master. After the atomic bombing, he turned the novitiate into a field hospital where he treated countless burn victims. During this time, he felt that God was making use of his former career as a medical student to serve the Japanese people. It’s just a reminder to me that nothing is wasted in our vocation; even the things we feel that we leave aside in our journey to become Jesuits continue to bear fruit.” Fr. Rodolfo Casals, SJ, is a vocation promoter for the Maryland and USA Northeast provinces. Before becoming a Jesuit, he was an officer in the United States Navy and served on several warships based out of Japan. @beajesuit #PeopleofJesuitsEast #Jesuit #SocietyofJesus

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