Articles by Adam Hincks
By Hannah Marazzi with Adam Hincks
August 23, 2019
Fr. Adam Hincks, SJ, is one of 22 newly ordained priests to The Society of Jesus community. Convivium's Hannah Marazzi sits down with him to discuss his background in science and the journey that brought him to become a Jesuit priest.
When I first started discerning this, I was doing a doctorate in physics at Princeton University and I really enjoyed the studies and the work I was doing there, but I felt as though this wasn't my particular calling for the rest of my life First, it gave me a rich view of the world, having grown up in a different culture and then coming back to Canada and being able to see things from two cultural perspectives FAH: That's an important part of religious life, that we as Jesuits share with other religious congregations, like Franciscans, like Sisters of Saint Joseph, like any other religious congregation, community life is super important Then there are Catholic universities in the world, many have science faculties and are supporting scientific research There's the Vatican Observatory, which is an astronomical research institute that belongs to the Vatican and is run by The Society of Jesus