As for Father General, he observes, first of all, how,
faced with the immense surprise caused by the unexpected coronavirus, the
institutions of the Society have known how to adapt to the new reality and have
sought to accompany the communities of students in the midst of the turmoil.
Above all, he is grateful to all those who have been
able to live this necessary transformation with generosity, including parents
and students. For him, what matters and what has been best achieved in many
environments is to succeed in providing quality services while at the same time
taking care of people’s well-being. The vocation of the Ignatian educator, he
reminds us, is to accompany, encourage and motivate, even in difficult
In publicly expressing his thanks to the members of
the educational teams of each of the schools, he invokes the Lord’s blessing on
them. He too refers to Pope Francis in hoping that, paradoxically, the current
pandemic will create an opportunity to move towards a future full of hope that
can contribute to the universal fraternity to which the Holy Father invites us.
Watch the message of Father General: