A job for life: Profile of Father Andrew Laguna, S.J.
(Photo courtesy of Father Andrew Laguna, S.J.)
Who is your favorite saint?
It’s hard to narrow down, but I love Saint Peter the Apostle. He keeps messing up, but the Lord just loves him and continues inviting him to be a companion and servant. I can relate to that.
What do you like about community life?
It is a gift to live with men of various talents who have given their lives to the Lord and desire to be his co-worker and companion. Community life can have its challenges, but overall I am a better person because of the Jesuits with whom I share my life.
What is your best prayer style?
The Ignatian Examen [a set of prayer prompts initiated by the founder of the Jesuits]. I love sitting with God and savoring the consolation given me that day. The Examen grounds me and gives me direction.
I love to run or hike outdoors when I can. The beauty of nature calms me and makes me feel close to God.
What’s the best part of your current ministry as a pastor?
I receive a lot of life when I celebrate the sacraments and just spend time with parishioners. It is a privilege to witness their deep faith, hope, and love, and I am continually inspired.
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