My Life as a Jesuit

Everyone who knows me thinks I want to be a Jesuit in my next life.  Actually, this life would be fine.  I think Karen Hall, S.J. has a nice ring to it.  (I also fantasize that one day writers won't have to get network notes.  We're all free to dream, aren't we?)  Actually, the truth is that I don't really want to be a 21st century Jesuit.  I want to be a 17th Century Jesuit.  I want to climb up the waterfall with Jeremy Irons, every time I watch The Mission.  (I have no corresponding fantasy when I watch Black Robe.  I'm very fond of my fingers.)

In all seriousness, Jesuit spirituality has come to mean a great deal to me. If they ever decide to take women, my husband is in trouble.  (He doesn't believe this.  He thinks my devotion to St. Ignatius would end the moment someone tried to take away my American Express.)  While researching Dark Debts and a couple of other projects, I have stumbled upon a lot of good Jesuit material.  So for anyone who shares my Jesuit fetish, or would like to develop one, here are some great links:



Jesuit Resources on the Web

Online Retreat

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius


                                                               JESUIT MAGAZINES



                                                                   JESUIT FICTION

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Children of God by Mary Doria Russell

Black Robe by Brian Moore

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Dark Debts by Karen Hall

The Mission by Robert Bolt