“We strive to do everything possible, to develop every dimension of the Jesuit apostolate, from direct pastoral care and Spiritual Exercises to intellectual apostolate, social apostolate, work with the poor, interreligious dialogue and ecumenism, focusing our attention on relations with the Orthodox Church. We do this in an institutional way, but also in the contacts and daily work from our residences.”
He continues, “It is worth pointing out that the Russian Region not only includes Russia but also Kyrgyzstan and Belarus, which are former Soviet republics. Indeed, each area of the region has its own specific characteristics and challenges. In our community, in Tomsk, we run a parish, a school and small pastoral centres in the villages of the region. We are three Jesuit priests with two scholastics. Our objective, through all our activities, is to show that the priest is not a distant person but that he is rather very close to people and that his task is to nourish in people a proximity with God.”
In addition, we invite you to look at this short - and strong - testimony of a young Russian Jesuit in formation, who speaks to us about his vocation. His name is Michail Tkalich.