In preparation for the Ignatian Year, Father General
specifically proposed the theme of conversion. This is because our celebrations
primarily focus to the 500th anniversary of the experience of
conversion that the soldier Iñigo de Loyola underwent when, in defence of Pamplona,
a cannonball struck him on 22 May 1521. This theme may appear challenging, even
daunting. However, JESUITS 2021 brings together accessible and inspiring testimonies
of both personal and institutional conversion.
More specifically, the 2021 edition of the Annuario, as it is commonly known,
offers, in the first place, a tribute to Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, the former Superior
General, who passed away during the year. Then, articles on each of the two
chosen themes - the UAPs and the preparation for the Ignatian year - follow.
Finally, there is a short section which presents articles on anniversaries or
events that, although not related to the main themes, merit mention.