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By Diogenes (articles ) | May 31, 2005

This morning, the Feast of the Visitation, at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, Father Joseph Fessio professed his final vows in the Society of Jesus. Fessio entered the Jesuits in 1961, proving that even slow learners, if persistent, can eventually make the grade.

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  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Jun. 02, 2005 10:14 PM ET USA

    Good for the Church!

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - May. 31, 2005 11:24 PM ET USA

    St Edmund Campion must be smiling in Heaven right now.

  • Posted by: Remigius - May. 31, 2005 6:42 PM ET USA

    Bravo to a brave soldier of the Lord- Fr. Fessio has done immeasurable good for the Church through so many activities, especially Ignatius Press and Catholic World Report. His willinginess to fight for Holy Mother Church and her authentic teachings is an inspiration to all me and to so many. There was a time when Fr. Fessio would have been put forward by the Society of Jesus as a model of what a Jebbie should be. That time ended sometime in the early 60's. Is this sign of better times ahead? DV!

  • Posted by: - May. 31, 2005 3:20 PM ET USA

    AMDG. A REAL Jesuit, congratulations Father and may God bless you!

  • Posted by: Canismater - May. 31, 2005 2:26 PM ET USA

    No grade given's still in session. I just wonder if the Society will continue to be allowed retakes.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - May. 31, 2005 1:34 PM ET USA

    Deo Gratias! Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam! I wonder... was his good friend, Pope Benedict XVI, attending? And... will we see a few other Jesuits finally professing final vows...? Oremus.

  • Posted by: parochus - May. 31, 2005 11:07 AM ET USA

    And without compromising their souls.