Fr. Albertus Joni, SCJ, is featured in the most recent video produced by our formation community.
Professed in 2006, Fr. Joni credits a miracle for helping him to discover his vocation. When he was 10, he developed a significant limp. Frustrated after doctors were unable to determine a cause, his mother prayed a novena. At the end of her prayers, Fr. Joni’s limp disappeared as mysteriously as it had developed.
“God healed me for a reason,” said Fr. Joni. “I believe that he will use my legs, my hands, my mouth, my everything to spread his love.”
Growing up in an SCJ parish in Indonesia he was attracted to the welcome that he felt from the community.
“I just wanted to be one of them,” he said.
Now as an adult he sees the core of what it means to be an SCJ in Constitution No. 23: “This is how we understand reparation: as a welcome to the Spirit (cf 1 Thessalonians 4:8), as a response to Christ’s love for us, as a communion in His love for the Father and as a collaboration in His work of redemption in the midst of the world.”
To be an SCJ “is about listening to the Spirit” said Fr. Joni. Click here or on the image above to view the video.
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