Kevin Kelly did not use the word genetics, but he does admit to two strong personality characteristics that he traces back to his parents: strategic thinking from his father and energetic drive from his mother. “I love mapping out a possibility. I’m always looking at plan A, B, C and D. What Ignatian spirituality has taught me is that a lot of this is discernment, giving up my will, in a sense and discerning where am I being called.”
Close to his first anniversary as an ordained priest, Kevin Kelly is focusing on what he calls his vocation within his vocation: spiritual direction. He spoke to me from Villa St-Martin in Montreal, where is the executive director.
his is an especially timely series in light of the recent letter sent to every Jesuit by their Superior General, Arturo Sosa SJ. His letter is an appeal for collaboration and help in attracting “new companions for the future to which God calls us.”