In this week’s episode of AMDG podcast, Ignatian Spirituality & Vocation Promotion’s Senior Communications Manager, Eric Clayton, speaks with newly-ordained Jesuit priest and Canisius alumnus Rev. Jason Downer ’03, MS ’06, SJ, about how he is living out this call in Saipan, an island in the Western Pacific. This is his first assignment after ordination.
Father Downer has been studying to be a Jesuit priest for the better part of the past 10 years. Somehow, ordination during a pandemic was not on the course list. He reflects on how Ignatian spirituality grounded him during the uncertain months surrounding his ordination and how his closeness to God continues to ground him during his first assignment in Saipan.