Canada - Walking with the excluded at Jesu Ashram

From its founding in 1971 by Br Robert Mittelholtz SJ, a Canadian missionary, Jesu Ashram has had one focus: caring for those who are excluded by society. Every initiative of the health care facility has been for poor, marginalized, destitute people. The four new Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) of the Society of Jesus are an explicit, helpful indication of those charisms that inform all aspects of our ministry at Jesu Ashram, but it is not difficult to see how our mission is particularly oriented toward the preference “walking with the excluded.” The patients and residents at Jesu Ashram come from that section of Indian society that is often referred to as “the poorest of the poor.” Read more…