Universal Apostolic Preferences call us to Conversion
“The Universal Apostolic Preferences are a call to conversion. They are an invitation to rethink how we live, how we work and how we relate to the people we serve.”
With those words, Fr. General Arturo Sosa took the floor at the Discernment and Leadership meeting in Rome, Italy. Before a group of 50 leaders of Jesuits ministries across the world, both Jesuits and lay colleagues, Fr. General explained his vision for the “Universal Apostolic Preferences” and how they will guide the Society of Jesus.
The UAPs, a mission from Pope Francis released to the Society of Jesus almost two months ago, set forth a series of Preferences that Jesuits are supposed to use in their prayer and discernment on mission for the next 10 years. However, Fr. Sosa was adamant about not seeing the UAPs as a playbook or checklist of ministries and activities that are in fashion, but rather as an accent or tone that affects ALL Jesuits and Jesuit collaborators no matter in what ministry they may currently be involved.
Watch Fr. General’s complete talk to the participants in the Discernment and Leadership meeting.
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