What have been the main obstacles you have encountered?
I will reduce it to one. The Jesuits of the last 50 years, myself among them, have been formed as "children of the king", who do not know where the resources available to them come from. We feel rich no matter what Province we serve. To that extent we have no interest in seeking benefactors. Recovering our capacity to count on men and women committed to the mission of the Society as benefactors requires a revision of the formation plans that incorporate the dimension of poverty of the professed and that of being mendicants.
What do you hope the people you have assisted will remember from you, your advice, your experience?
Here again, just one thing. That when their superior gives them a mission other than that of being director of the development office, these Jesuits continue to invite their friends, their parishioners, the people who do retreats with them, their former students and their families, to continue to participate as benefactors in the mission we carry out. Not only for their own apostolate, but be willing to contribute to the mission in their province and in the rest of the Society.