Our Spirituality

Ignatius wrote to the Jesuits in Padua, “Our commitment to follow a poor Lord, quite naturally makes us friends of the poor.” These ‘poor’ are neither a sociological category nor a pious generalization, but the name for the real persons and groups among whom we live, whose conditions we study, with whom we work.

Our endeavour is to work with people for change, to bring the charity and the justice of the Gospel to society and culture. We have been given Good News and abundant reasons to hope that this is possible, and in this passionate enterprise which is religious, cultural, social, local and global, we want to share these hopes with others.

This website presents the mission and approach of the Society’s social justice and ecology commitment, the spirituality which inspires and motivates it, the issues which Jesuits and colleagues work on in different parts of the world, the networks and sources of information available.

Showing the way to God

The Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs), as mandated by Pope Francis to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on February 6th, 2019, came as a fruit of a long process of discernment among Jesuits and their partners. They are a conscious selection made collectively to create a better world and work as one body together. We recognize and seek to collaborate with God’s mission through discernment, prayer and openness to God. The UAPs are a reaffirmation of our commitment to walk with the poor in order to bring reconciliation and justice, to accompany the young, and care for our ‘common home’. We are confident that together we can make a difference! We invite you to join us in this universal mission!

To learn more : https://jesuits.global/en/uap/introduction