Today, the Jesuits of Marseilles are experiencing a
kind of refoundation, with a strong awareness that building a community and a
place of Ignatian animation is a new opportunity. The Province believes in the
future of the Marseilles apostolates and of the Jesuit presence. It trusts the
Jesuit community to inhabit, live and animate this very important project.
While having the same apostolic commitments it had
before moving to a new neighbourhood, the community is experiencing important
changes: ties to be sought with this neighbourhood and its social institutions;
ties with the local and diocesan Church. In fact, the Church in Marseilles asks
a lot of the community to accompany groups of lay people (including CLC,) to
organise training courses and to take on the responsibility of animating the
Diocesan Service for Spiritual Life.
community, which only occupies the top two floors of a new five-storey
building, still wishes to be able to welcome widely: visiting Jesuits and/or
those on holiday, families, students for summer courses, and even, possibly, “colocs,“
students or young professionals.