“In all these processes, a notable characteristic has been zealous collaboration between Jesuits and lay people who, without belonging juridically to the Society of Jesus, are effectively members of the apostolic body. There is also good collaboration with other people and institutions that identify with our missionary objectives and labor with us in the Missio Dei.”
The permanent CPAL team in Lima—which includes President Roberto Jaramillo, Mario Serrano, Hermann Rodríguez and Luiz Fernando Klein—stressed the importance of the networks that have been built over the years and that enrich the work of all the Provinces that are part of CPAL. The team describes the evolution of the Conference’s activity:
“Over the course of two decades, CPAL has gained an ever more clear and more concrete understanding of its vocation and mission. From being initially a forum of major superiors who met to confer on their common plans and projects, we advanced to defining eight apostolic sectors that were coordinated by delegates. We then evolved into the present structure of a Conference that apostolically animates the Society’s work in Latin America and the Caribbean at international, inter-sectorial and inter-provincial levels. This is done by means of 14 apostolic networks and five reflection-and-work groups (philosophers, theologians, indigenous cultures and religions, heritage and history, African-American Jesuits).”
Congratulations and long life to CPAL! The tree bears much fruit!
The pdf version of the album, in Spanish, can be accessed here.