On Thursday, July the 14th, Fr. General Arturo Sosa SJ presented an allocution during the X Congress of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) at the San Ignacio Sarria College in Barcelona.
During his allocution, Fr. Sosa made an invitation to continue the conversation initiated by Fr. General Arrupe almost 50 years ago with the Jesuit alumni, where he invited them to become persons for and with others. This invitation is still valid today in our current context and Fr. Sosa wants to expand it, so that Jesuit alumni become true partners in the mission of reconciliation and justice that the Church has entrusted to the Society of Jesus.
Fr. Sosa is aware that this invitation will require both, alumni and the Society of Jesus to foster a culture of collaboration for our shared mission, based on the gifts that God has given to each one of us and under the guide of the Universal Apostolic Preferences. Although it is true that collaboration in the mission has deepened in recent years with the contributions of many lay persons who carry out the works of the Society of Jesus, this invitation from Fr. General is a new and challenging step in the relationship between the Society of Jesus and its alumni.
Click here to read the text of the allocution: “Jesuit alumni invited to be partners in the mission of reconciliation and justice in today’s world”