“We would like to invite you, Father General, on a virtual tour across Austria. And to make this trip more interesting, we thought of adding a competitive element to it. Father Provincial will also follow the same route. And since Saint Ignatius was well aware that superiors could not do well without information and advice, the Constitutions stipulate that superiors need consultors. So we have set up small teams of advisors: two people will help each of the teams and share their knowledge with them.”
This was the beginning of the most original presentation of a Jesuit Province in which Father General had the opportunity to participate. With a game board in the middle of the room, dice and pawns, we had the opportunity to tour the apostolic commitments of the Austrian Province. There were some 80 participants, more than forty Jesuits and almost as many lay people involved at all levels of the apostolate. People had travelled to Vienna from Graz, Innsbruck and Linz. Short video presentations also illustrated the Jesuit presence in these four cities. The stops in each of the cities or regions allowed for the collection of testimonies from those who work there.