2017 Jubilarian Reflections
Fr. Ron Gonzales, SJ

Fr. Ron Gonzales' Jubilee Reflection

Twenty-five years have passed since I entered the gates of Grand Coteau, Louisiana, delivered by the vocation director of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, who met me at the Lafeyette airport. Vocations are meant to fit each one regardless of those initial orders that touched our lives in the beginning. I am most grateful to all those individuals, from my family, to my teachers, to my many friends and parishioners who have helped mold me into the priest I am today. Were it not for their patience and love throughout the years I could not have lasted. God has been so good to me through them, “better than I deserve” as a good friend often comments about himself.

I hope that in my short time in the Society of Jesus (with God’s help) I have been able to lift the burdens of many who are burdened by many things. I pray that whatever time he gives me on this earth can be used for His Glory and Honor. When my time comes I pray that I could leave this world just a little better than when I found it. AMDG


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