He invited all to live this Ignatian Year looking more at the present
and towards the future, rather than to the past. It should first and above all
be an opportunity for an experience,
an opportunity for each and every one of us to experience conversion every day
again, to be renewed and transformed.
Although the reason for this celebration is the 500th
anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion, Fr. General warned us against the
temptation of solely focusing on St. Ignatius: “He is not the centre of this
Ignatian Year. He is the means by which we need to go to Christ. Christ should
always be in the centre of this Ignatian Year. If we do not fix our eyes on Him
during this year, then this anniversary does not make sense for us.”
After Father Sosa’s introduction, some projects under development at the
Curia were shared with the participants and some tools for better collaboration
were proposed. The participants then had the opportunity to listen to some
examples of projects from different Provinces, and, before ending the webinar
in a prayerful way, they could ask their questions.
With this webinar, the preparations for the
Ignatian Year, which had already started, have gotten a boost. Hopefully, many
people will get involved in this Ignatian adventure which is all about new
opportunities, new dreams which are even bigger and more joyful than those we
might have had before.