Celebrating 50 years in the Society of Jesus today

Duke & Roc1967

[David Matzko, SJ on the right. On the left, moi… in cassocks in 1967]

Yes, I entered the Jesuit Novitiate at St. Bonifacius, MN with 18 other young men on September 1, 1967.

Who knows where the time goes?

During the next week, and beginning this afternoon, I will post a series of videos reflecting on my vocation and vocations within a vocation.


  1. mary says:

    You’ve only just begun! In the words of Dylan and through the voice of Baez … “May you sta aaa aaaay Forever Young”!


  2. Anne & John Haas says:

    Heartfelt wishes and congratulations on this joyful day


  3. Carla Bolland says:

    Impossible that it’s 50 years. Congratulations and blessings to you. You still have that youthful twinkle in your eye!!


  4. Marjorie Brennan says:

    Congratulations Roc. We are blessed by your vocation. You are a gift to so many of us.


  5. Sal Rendina says:

    Happy Anniversary in the Lord’s service!!

    Your long time Italian NY friend!
    Sal Rendina


  6. Kathy and Jim says:

    Not possible! You are just a kid 😊Congratulations and blessings from Jim and Kathy
    Keep Jim in your prayers. Aortic valve replacement on Tuesday, the long awaited back surgery in 3 weeks.


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