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UAPs: Possibilities and Challenges to Formation

UAPs Echoing the Dynamism of the Society

The Society of Jesus has been dynamic and has endeavoured to respond creatively to the signs of the times from the very beginning. The four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) echo that very dynamism. Fr. General explains in his letter of promulgation how the UAPs are the expression of the dynamism of the Society today: “The preferences seek to embody concretely the mission received as the Lord’s response to the cry of a wounded world…” The preferences will reinvigorate the life and mission of the Jesuits in the days to come. They will also unleash a process of apostolic revitalization and creativity, typical of the dynamism of the Society to make us better servants of Missio Dei.

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A Scripture Professor and a veteran formator, the author is currently the South Asian Assistancy Delegate for Formation.