2017 Jubilarian Reflections
Fr. Norman O'Neal, Jr.

Fr. Norm O'Neal's Jubilee Reflection

I don’t think being a Jesuit for 70 years was anything I imagined it’d be, and spending my whole priestly life in one work, one institution, was so different than the usual Jesuit life, I never considered it.

Most Jesuits during their lifetime will be in parish work, retreat work, missionary work or education. But because of my life work I have been blessed by so many good friends that it would be hard to name them all. Along with my relatives in New Orleans and Louisiana I have been so blessed that I never was at a lack of having someone to offer Mass for and pray for. The more active life of officiating at weddings, baptisms, and funerals are over, but I can still do the formal religious acts of Mass and prayers, thanking God for all the things I have been blessed with.

I particularly want to thank all who have been so good, thoughtful, and generous with me in so many ways and to let you know I am still remembering you at the altar and in my prayers. Finally, I ask that you will remember me in the same way, as I spend the rest of my life in a different way than I have spent the past 70 years.


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