Last spring, the Vatican opened the canonization process for Walter Ciszek, SJ, the American Jesuit who spent 23 years as a prisoner in the Soviet Union. This month the Jesuits are highlighting Fr. Ciszek’s life and the theme “A Life in Service” for Vocation Month. Here’s something a Jesuit said about him, and I don’t think it applies to just priestly vocations:
A life in service like Walter Ciszek’s means commitment; it means something that’s unknown; it means relinquishing control of your life to something that’s bigger than you. What will you do when someone asks you to do something difficult, but worthwhile?
UPDATE: The Ignatian News Network has just released a video about Walter Ciszek. View it here.