Reflections
Rev. Christopher Fronk, SJ
Week 44 – September 28, 2015
Entered -- August 1985
Took Vows -- August 1987
Ordained -- June 1997


Fr. Fronk currently serves as the Navy Command Chaplain on the USS George H.W. Bush in Norfolk, VA. He will finish active duty in Fall 2016 and become the President of Jesuit High School in New Orleans.

"What makes me happy to be a religious today?"

In 1985 I began the application process to join the Society of Jesus. I remember then thinking that while I was open to doing any apostolic work, I believed that I might be called to work in secondary education or to work as a Chaplain in the Navy. While I was only beginning to understand the discernment process, I was reminded that while God certainly speaks to us through our authentic desires, I needed to trust in God and to allow the Holy Spirit to guide me. If I did that, all would be well.

After going through the normal course of studies, being ordained, and trusting in the Holy Spirit I was finally assigned to work as a Navy Chaplain. On active duty I have had the pleasure of serving with the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. With the Navy I have served on the USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), the Chief of Chaplains office at the Pentagon and currently I am serving on the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). With the Marine Corps I have served with 3rd Battalion 12th Marines in Japan, the USMC Command and Staff College, and with the 2d Marine Division which included a year long combat tour of duty in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. And with the Coast Guard I served at the USCG boot camp. In all of my assignments I have greatly enjoyed the real honor of accompanying young people as they grew in faith while making their way through their military service and life.

In the Fall of 2016, I will be completing my active duty service in order to begin the next chapter in my life as a Jesuit. I will be moving to Jesuit High in New Orleans where I will serve as the President. After having the experience of "accompanying" young people in their lives of service and faith, I am now looking forward to going to the high school to help "prepare" young people for their lives. Thirty years later, I can say that the advice I was given when I first joined the Jesuits was absolutely correct! Trust in God and allow the Holy Spirit to guide. All will be well.



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