Becoming a Priest

Video cameras are following Radmar Jao as he prepares to be ordained a priest next month.  Jao is the subject of a video series produced by the US Jesuit conference.  It’s aimed at vocations promotion, but it’s easy for anyone with an interest in Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality to get drawn into the story of this articulate, likable young man, who joined the Jesuits in 2001.

Jao used to be an actor.  Among other things, he played a small part in this episode of “Seinfeld,” my favorite TV comedy. (He delivers Chinese food to Elaine about a minute into the clip.)   Jao is now finishing theological studies at the Jesuit school at Berkeley.  There will be three videos in the series, interspersed by short video diaries.  The homepage for the series is here.  Below is the first video.  (If you can’t see it, click here.)

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Jim Manney
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is What Matters Most and Why. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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