Introducing the Secretariat of the Service of Faith
The Secretariat for the Service of Faith advises Fr. General and the General Council on the main issues that the Society must address in the Service of the Faith. It collaborates with the other Curia Secretariats to animate the service of faith in all apostolic sectors, while also being responsible for coordinating and supporting the work of Jesuits and our co-workers in the sector of Pastoral Ministry and Spirituality, with particular attention to the ministry of the Spiritual Exercises. The Secretariat coordinates the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations and serves as liaison to Groups working in Ecumenism and Inter-religious Dialogue.
Ignatian Spirituality & Pastoral Ministries
The Secretariat for the Service of Faith is entrusted by the Superior General with responsibility to coordinate and support the work of Jesuits and our co-workers in the sector of Pastoral Ministries and Spirituality. These include retreat ministry and other programs based on the Spiritual Exercises; youth ministry; parish ministry; chaplaincies in schools, universities, hospitals and prisons; adult faith formation. The Secretariat encourages sharing of information, collaboration across apostolic sectors, always working closely with the Secretaries of Justice and Ecology and of Collaboration and with the Assistancy Coordinators.
The following table provides a list of journals of two types: journals dedicated exclusively or primarily to the Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian Spirituality, and journals of spirituality which, while having a wider scope, retain an Ignatian orientation and regularly contain articles on the Exercises and Ignatian Spirituality. We also include publications of these types which have suspended publication, in order to provide access through their link to digitally archived issues.