To love and serve in all things

December 20, 2021

Xavier de Bénazé, a Jesuit of the French-speaking Province in Western Europe who has been living in London for ten months, had a calling both to be a Jesuit and to respond to the ecological crisis.

"I grew up between the multicultural Mediterranean port city of Marseille and Couffé, a small classical French village deep in the western countryside. And all along the way, God was there, walking with me. Whether my feet were on the soil of my grandparents’ estate, or my head was full of the mistral wind as I contemplated the sun setting on the sea, God was working to open my heart to God’s invitation.
"To help me on my vocation journey, God gave me a loving family – including a very dear aunt and godmother who is a religious sister – St Francis Xavier and St Francis of Assisi as models, a few inspiring diocesan priests, and great friends..."

You can read the rest of this article in the winter edition of Jesuits & Friends here

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