3 Ds for our Refounding

‘Have Roots first and Wings then’ is indeed a catchy concept. While we proceed to reimagining and re-founding the Jesuits, we must refuse to be the prisoners of the past, without pooh-poohing the roots of…

An Order of Women Jesuits!

Pope Francis calls for a SYNOD, for all people who are active participants on the journey to the Kingdom, helping each other, as they go on. What would this mean for Jesuits? [auth] 1. ALL - concerned…

Numbers, Algorithms and Margins

Re-imagining the Jesuits is a discernment that has to come from the ones involved. In that sense, I am a complete outsider: a Latin American Jesuit who has never been in South Asia, who works…

Jesuits always in the making

Jesuits across the globe had recently been engaged in celebrations: The Universal Apostolic Preferences, the Ignatian Year of Conversion and Canonization, and the Review of the Statutes on Poverty. That was a lot to chew,…

Becoming Persons of Synodality

The Society of Jesus has been continuously ‘reimagining the Jesuits’ throughout its history, because Ignatius wanted us to always see all things new in Christ, and hence, to be ever open to change and growth,…

Developing a Spirituality of Communion

When one lives in a culture of contradiction, conflict and confusion, one would surely ask: Is it possible to reimagine, recast, or be and act differently? [auth] The theme, ‘Reimagining the Jesuits’, took me to…

Contemplation – Compassion – Creativity

Through a discernment process world-wide, we Jesuits have located four priorities for the future of Jesuit presence in the changing world. They do form the orientations for our apostolic involvement and in envisaging new structures.…