Second Photo: John (Jake) Braithwaite (2007, St. Joseph's Prep, Philadelphia) taking his first vows as a Jesuit, Syracuse, New York, August 12, 2017. Joining him that day making first vows were six other men, including Brendan Coffey (2004, St. Joseph's Prep, Philadelphia).
First Photo: Saint Ignatius Loyola taking his own first vows at Montmartre, Paris, August 15, 1534. We Jesuits are happy to continue this vow posture 438 years later! (My thanks to my friend Ellie Bothwell who took this photo while on a recent visit to Montmartre.)
AMDG. May Jake and Brendan and their companions find God in all things and be consoled in their service of Jesus Christ.