Just a few hours from addressing the Jesuits of the Los Angeles area, Fr. General Arturo Sosa celebrated mass with his brothers in the Jesuit community chapel at Loyola Marymount University. For the community it was a chance to meet the General for a quiet moment of reflection, but it was also an opportunity for Fr. Sosa to thank the brothers for their ministry, join them in prayer, and gently remind them of the needs of the worldwide Society of Jesus
Over the course of its history, Loyola Marymount University has become a critically acclaimed institution, with programs that have trained artists, engineers, scientists, academics, lawyers and leaders who have brought their Jesuit education to the world. At the center of that institution is a core of Ignatian spirituality and the desire to do the “magis” that drives every faculty or staff member, administrative leader, and Jesuit.
After listening to the stories of Jesuits and lay partners, Fr. General rejoiced in the consolation experienced by all who have sacrificed to build LMU and carry it through both the good and bad times, but he also asked the Jesuits to consider the source of that consolation, “We deeply desire to find God’s grace at work in the world, and to respond to that grace with praise and service. But where should we look for consolation, and how?”