On Thursday, 14 July, Fr. General Arturo Sosa SJ spoke
during the X Congress of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) at the San
Ignacio Sarria College in Barcelona.
During his talk, Fr. Sosa made an invitation to
continue the conversation initiated by Fr. General Arrupe almost 50 years ago
with the Jesuit alumni, where he invited them to become persons for and with
others. This invitation is still valid today in our current context and Fr.
Sosa wants to expand it, so that Jesuit alumni become true partners in the
mission of reconciliation and justice that the Church has entrusted to the
Society of Jesus.
Fr. Sosa is aware that this invitation will require
that both alumni and the Society of Jesus foster a culture of collaboration for
a shared mission, based on the gifts that God has given to each one of us and
under the guide of the Universal
Apostolic Preferences. Although it is true that collaboration in the
mission has deepened in recent years with the contributions of many lay persons
who carry out the works of the Society of Jesus, this invitation from Fr.
General is a new and challenging step in the relationship between the Society
of Jesus and its alumni.
Click here to read the text of the address [PDF].