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Arric Serrano SJ took first vows Aug. 16 and is now studying at Fordham University, New York

β€œTo become a priest or a religious is not primarily our choice. It is our answer to a calling, a calling of love.” - Pope Francis
Everyone has a great calling. How are you called to respond?

Sean Ferguson and Aric Serrano became the first Jesuits to take first vows as members of the Central and Southern Province. During Mass at the novitiate in Grand Coteau, La., on Aug. 16, they professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in front of friends, family and fellow Jesuits. Fr. Ron Mercier accepted their vows during his first year as provincial superior of the new Jesuit province. You can view a slide show of the vow ceremony below. 

Later the two went on to begin the formal course of studies in the Society of Jesus, beginning with philosophy and theology during the period known as First Studies. Ferguson is studying at Saint Louis University and Serrano is at Fordham University.

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