The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Grégoire Catta, SJ

Sometimes Grégoire Catta ponders what the vow of poverty entails for a Jesuit like him. Living in the city of Paris, he divides his time between Saint Denis, a peri-urban neighborhood that is among the poorest in the region, and the French Bishops’ Conference, where he works. And he also teaches at Centre Sèvres. All of these activities take place in an affluent district of the French capital.

How do the Jesuits in the communities practice religious poverty? By extending a helping hand to others in their neighborhood from all walks of life and by inviting friends from the “centre” over to experience the challenging realities of a social housing neighborhood.

What parallels do you see between this testimony and your own life?

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