The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Martin Abad Santos SJ

Martin Abad Santos is a Filipino Jesuit who has been working for the past twenty years in East Timor, a newly independent country that faces many challenges. Martin is the superior of the community of Railaco, in the Province of Ermera.

When he joined the Society in 1988, he was already a medical doctor. Perhaps he could have earned a lot of money! In his testimony, he tells us how the vow of poverty and the service of the poor have allowed him to focus his life on the essential. Not on what preoccupies so many people, the accumulation of goods and personal achievement, but the desire to be a “good shepherd” for his flock.

What echoes does this testimony stir up in your own experience?

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