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Become a Jesuit 


The Society of Jesus is a Roman Catholic religious order of priests and brothers popularly known as "The Jesuits." It was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540 when Pope Paul III officially established the Jesuit Order. St. Ignatius was a Basque nobleman and soldier who found God in all things. Today the Jesuits, the largest religious order in the world, continue to serve the church through its diverse ministries.


Meet the Vocation Director, Fr. Charles Frederico, SJ

Charles Frederico, SJWelcome to the vocation page of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus! As Director of Vocations, my role is to help you discern God's call to serve as a Jesuit priest or brother. I accompany candidates throughout the process of prayerful discernment that concludes with the formal application process and acceptance into the novitiate. I am eager to help you grow in your relationship with God so that you can come to know your deepest desires and hear more clearly God's invitation to serve.

To learn more visit the Jesuit Vocations website of the New England, Maryland and New York Provinces for upcoming events, resources, blogs, podcasts and more. To contact the Vocation Director Fr. Charles Frederico, SJ, email:


Jesuit Vocations Office Website



Manresa House - A Place of Inquiry

Manresa was the place Ignatius of Loyola discerned his vocation to serve God. The New England Province of Jesuits and Boston College, are pleased to announce the opening of Manresa House. “Manresa House is designed to provide a unique space where men and women can find guidance to discern their call to a life of ministry within the Church as a priest and/or religious.”

At Manresa, students and adults will find opportunities for direction, information and discussions. The house is available as a gathering place for those who are collectively searching and discerning a vocation. As Jesus said to John’s disciple, “Come and see.” Manresa House is located near the campus at Boston College and is open to all who are seeking Jesus and how best to serve him in the present and future. For more information, visit the website or call 617-552-1123.

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