On Saturday, June 30th at St. Joseph Church in Seattle Washington our Fr. Joseph with Eric Watson, S.J. made their profession of final vows in the Society of Jesus with the V. Rev. Scott Santarosa, S.J., Provincial of Jesuits West receiving their vows on behalf of the Father General.
Profession of Final Vows
While First Vows, made at the end of novitiate, are a prayer to God, asking for grace to enter the Society, Final Vows are made to the Society, a commitment of one’s whole self to service and mission in community, lived in Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience, with a special vow of obedience to the Pope for mission. Here a man, who has already lived years in service, at last is received fully, by God’s grace, into the Company of Jesus.
Many gathered in support on this Joyful day. See more photos