P2P: The Path to the Priesthood

A great new series from the U.S. Jesuit Conference on the path to priesthood, called "P2P" and featuring a soon-to-be-ordained Radmar Jao.  Follow Radmar as he, and several of his brother Jesuits, move closer towards ordination this year.  (Radmar's ordination will be on June 11.)  Here's how the Conference describes it: 

Today, we launch a new online video series via YouTube focusing on a Jesuit in the last few months of formation before his ordination to the priesthood. Called “Path to Priesthood”, the series gives viewers an opportunity to follow Jesuit Radmar Jao in the months leading up to his ordination, join his actual ordination ceremony and hear his reflections before his first assignment as a Jesuit priest. The series also offers a collection of weekly video diaries from Jao himself where he gives his thoughts on the approaching ordination, to what happens in his class, ministry or that day in his community.

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Jao, who is currently in his third year of theological studies at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University at Berkeley in California, is preparing for his ordination in June in Spokane, Wash. Formerly an actor, Jao joined the Society of Jesus in 2001. He also currently serves as a deacon at St. Agnes Parish in San Francisco.

You can view the first episode below and make sure to come back next week for Jao’s first video diary on what his life is like as he prepares to become a priest.

 

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ed gleason
7 years 3 months ago
He is posted in St Agnes SF, my first parish 56 years ago; and on a bragging/positive note I'll mention that all good things, e.g. to-be-priest Jao, originate in the West and rain down across the rest of  country.   
Katie Fisher
7 years 3 months ago
I like the music - the lack of music would make it very sterile - Nice video - very personable and real!  Great job, guys!

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