The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Brother John Purackal SJ

As a young Jesuit, Brother John Purackal had witnessed the misery and hunger experienced by the poor during the famine in the State of Bihar, India and the committed service rendered by the generous and dedicated American Jesuit Missionaries.

Although he was later assigned to administrative duties in institutions of the Society of Jesus, in all of his apostolic works, he specially values the ten years that he spent with the poor in a village in Punjab, which has made a deep impact on his life. It helped him, he says, to know how to live with the minimum... even if he admits that the temptation to accumulate more and more goods is always there.

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

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