Gratitude and renewed mission

A special prayer service was held on Sunday September 27th at the tomb of St Ignatius, Gesù church, Rome. The 27th of September 1540 was when the Society of Jesus received its approval from Pope Paul III. The service was presided by Jesuit Superior General, Arturo Sosa.

“This day has many resonances for Jesuits and our mission partners” said Fr Sosa. “It brings us back to basics: who we are, who we serve, our mission to reconcile and heal our world and its peoples. This year, we particularly wanted to remember those who died because of Covid 19”.

Taking part were Jesuit scholastics who study in Rome, alongside members of Fr General’s Council, representatives of the Ignatian family and some of lay partners.

Candles were lit in front of the tomb of St Ignatius as symbols of our desire and need for God’s grace and to remember those who have died during the pandemic. The service ended with a procession to the chapel of Madonna della Strada and the singing of the Salve Regina.

The text of the service is
 

AVAILABLE HERE (PDF)
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