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Hi there!  My name is Sean Barry, and I am a Jesuit in his first year at SLU.

Jesuit Formation is often confusing to people who do not know the process.  In total, it generally takes 10-12 years for a man to become a Jesuit priest, if he chooses that route.  That time is split into four sections: Novitiate, Philosophy, Regency, and Theology.  The purpose of this website is to explain the first stage, the two years of Novitiate through my own experience.


For more information about other stages of formation, visit

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