In February of this year, Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ, announced four Universal Apostolic Preferences to orient the ministries of the Society of Jesus for the coming decade. Adapting ministries to respond more effectively to the ever-changing needs and circumstances in each age is a hallmark of the Jesuit way of proceeding. Keeping this in mind, you will readily appreciate how these four Apostolic Preferences are suited to respond to the spiritual, material, and environmental challenges of our time.
In this issue of JESUITS magazine, we include a few pages to explain how these Apostolic Preferences came about as well as other features that show some ways these themes are already advancing our mission here and abroad.
We also highlight our five Jesuits ordained this month, whose diverse backgrounds and unique journeys through formation give us such hope for the many schools, parishes and apostolates they will serve as priests. We provide a short feature on Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, our former superior general whose cause for canonization was opened in Rome earlier this year, and a unique look at how the Spiritual Exercises have been deepening people’s relationship with God for nearly 500 years.
This time of year is always one for hope and renewal, and there is much to be grateful for as we renew our commitment to go forth and set the world on fire. We are especially grateful to do it with you, our lay friends and partners in mission.
|New Appointments and Leadership||The 19th Annotation of Spiritual Exercises|
|Collaborating for the Greater Good.||Jesuit Schools Deliver the Promise of “Men and Women for Others”|
|Three Inspirational Ways Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, put his Faith into Action||2019 Jesuit Gala: Honoring 10 Jesuit High Schools One Mission|
|Meet our 2019 Jesuits Ordained to the Priesthood||Reflecting on the Lenten Season 2019|
|Four New Universal Apostolic Preferences||The 10th Annual Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing|
|When God calls, the way opens.||Three Questions with Fr. Rodolfo Casals, SJ|