My guide at the time was a Jesuit priest, and he said “You are fully qualified to be a Jesuit, but listening to you, what is driving you is to become a missionary.
If you are drawn to Jesuits, we have missions, but I couldn’t guarantee you would end up on the mission.”
But (missionary priesthood) seemed to be a special calling, so that’s how I ended up with the Columbans.
Fr. Tony Mortell