Did you know that more than 80 Jesuits have graduated from SLUH? Click the link below to see some of them.
If you have seriously considered pursuing a religious vocation, you are not alone.
According to a 2007 Young Adult Catholics Study by Hoge & Jewell, 48 percent of men have "seriously considered" priesthood. Equally as impressive, more than 2,500 pilgrims visited the Vocations Expo per hour during World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia.
Coupled with the fact that SLUH has consistently been a top feeder school to Kenrick Seminary – and its students have historically shown a strong presence with the Missouri Province Jesuits – there is clearly an openness and willingness within the young men at SLUH to pursue religious vocations. It is interesting to note that over the last 10 years, 49 percent of Jesuit novices in the Missouri Province attended Jesuit high schools.
SLUH provides support and resources to those interested in learning more about pursuing religious vocations. The school embraces a discernment model that encourages students to actively engage their spiritual calling. Students have the opportunity to pray, seek spiritual direction, talk to priests and attend retreats, among other activities.
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Did You Know?
SLUH’s building, Backer Memorial, was a gift in 1924 from the wife of George Backer (SLU Class of 1869).