These words reflect the perspective of Fr. José Mesa, president of ICAJE (International Commission on the Apostolate of Jesuit Education) and head of the Secretariat of the Society of Jesus for Secondary and Pre-secondary Education. He was expressing himself in these terms following the annual meeting that took place at the Curia of the Society in early June. Father Arturo Sosa joined the participants to reflect with them on the Apostolic Preferences. His message was intended to be an encouragement to the ICAJE so that the members of this commission would be heralds of the PAU’s objectives to all educational institutions linked to the Society of Jesus. For Father General, the Preferences can be considered in schools as a horizon that invites discernment. In fact, for Jesuit education, it is a question of detecting, identifying and discerning indeed, the best ways to serve the common mission of reconciliation and justice that the Society carries out.
The annual meeting is an opportunity to share the state of Jesuit Education in the world, to talk about the projects of the Secretariat and to discuss initiatives that can support the construction of the Jesuit School network.