Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Exciting News

Jason Lalonde, who founded the Parousians at the University of Florida, has been approved as a novitate for the Jesuits! The clipping from the announcement reads:
Jason LaLonde (27), born in Lakeland, FL; graduated from the Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at Lakeland High School; received a B.A. in English and History from Florida State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida; as an undergraduate, produced and hosted opera and classical music programs for public radio; studied flute and piccolo and played in several musical ensembles; as a graduate student, served as VP of Student Development for the MBA Association and consulted for GatorNest Business Consulting; was active in numerous ministries and programs at St. Augustine Catholic Church and Student Center in Gainesville, including serving as a sacristan for daily mass; regularly volunteered at the Gainesville Catholic Worker House and helped manage an organic garden used to teach underprivileged youth to grow and harvest vegetables; most recent job was Senior Marketing Specialist with SumTotal Systems, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-level talent management software; previously worked in arts administration for the Santa Fe Opera (NM) and Sarasota Opera (FL); enjoys SEC football, recreational sports, hiking, fishing, kayaking, cycling, running, weight lifting, classical music, opera, theatre, literature, and cooking for friends; attended the December Discernment retreat; contact info: jason.c.lalonde@gmail.com
Congratulations to Jason. Please keep him in your prayers as he goes through the process of becoming a Jesuit.