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Son of local deacon makes first perpetual vows as a Jesuit

Matthew Charles Joseph Brazzoloto, the son of Deacon Serge and Sarah Brazzoloto, made his first perpetual vows in the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, on Saturday, Aug. 12. 

The Society of Jesus was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in the 1500s. Before his conversion, Ignatius was a soldier, which led to him bringing military discipline into the Jesuits. In addition to taking vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, Jesuits take a fourth vow to go wherever the pope sends them for the benefit of the Church’s mission. Brazzoloto will become a Jesuit Scholastic, beginning graduate-level studies in philosophy at St. Louis University, while living with the Jesuit community there.

Brazzoloto has one sister, Valerie; a brother-in-law, Coby; a niece, Vivienne; and a nephew, Oliver. Having grown up at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Brazzoloto’s parish family shares in the joy of his vows as he strives to embody the Jesuit motto, “For the Greater Glory of God.”

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