Major new initiative on Jesuit Vocations – Everyday Jesuits

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A new vocation awareness campaign by the Society of Jesus

The Superior General of the Society of Jesus this week launches a digital project on Jesuit Vocations with a special call to future candidates. In an April 12th letter to all Jesuits Fr Sosa announces a new vocations website and a new social media video campaign.

“We need people with a passion for the Gospel and a love of Jesus, a flexibility to go anywhere, an interior freedom like that of St Ignatius and of St Francis Xavier” said Jesuit superior General, Arturo Sosa. “Our world is crying out for healing - a healing that can only come about in lasting ways through Christ. We want to share His message of healing and of reconciliation. That is why we exist as the Society of Jesus”.

Jesuits work in places as far apart as Afghanistan and Venezuela, Sri Lanka and Sweden, Angola and Vietnam. Work includes parishes, schools, social advocacy, universities, spirituality. And so, a feature of the campaign is a sense of universality. The site is already translated into four languages; the video is aimed at social media and can easily be modified across cultures.

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“All around the Society, I have seen inspiring passion for the Gospel and great creativity especially during this lockdown period” said project organiser Fr Mark Ravizza. “The faces of the people in the film clip and on the new site speak of love shown more in deeds than words. We want to make sure that the Society of Jesus is known beyond any myths or stereotypes, and beyond anything that it does. We want to be known for our love of Jesus and our desire to serve and follow Him.”

In recent years the Jesuit mission has coalesced around four main compass points:
• Showing the way to God.
• Walking with the marginalised and the excluded.
• Journeying with youth for a hope filled future.
• Collaborating in the care of the common home.

“Our work is varied across different parts of the world but our focus is always Jesus” said Father Sosa. “He is the one who calls us. He is still calling young men from different cultures and peoples. We put our trust in Him believing always in His faithfulness.”

The project organiser is General counsellor Mark Ravizza along with the team at General Curia Communications. The short video and website were produced by freelance filmmaker and designer Mikoɫaj Cempla of Human Stories Studio.

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