Who are the Jesuits?
According to the Thirty Second General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, a Jesuit is a sinner yet called by God to be His son’s disciple. In other words, a Jesuit is someone so captured by the love of God that he becomes indifferent wherever that love might lead him. Better still, a Jesuit is a man on a perpetual mission: his house is sited in the heart of the world. Gauging his values in accordance with the Gospel, he endeavours to make a radical difference in his world.
The Day of Doubles: Reflecting on the Double Canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II
Ujah Gabriel Ejembi, SJ
in the presence of hundreds of thousands in the Vatican St. Peter’s Square and another hundreds of thousands glued to their television sets in Rome and around the world, it was about 10:15 am, the local time in Rome when Pope Francis uttered these words: “We declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II to be saints and we enroll them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church.” By this utterance... Read full article
Pope Paul VI's Exhortation to the Jesuits
“Wherever in the Church, even in the most difficult and extreme fields, at the crossroads of ideologies, in the social trenches,
there has been and there is confrontation between the burning exigencies of man and the perennial message of the Gospel, here also there have been, and there are, Jesuits.” (Address to the 32nd General Congregation of Jesuits, 3rd December 1974).
Benedict XVI's Affirmation of that Exhortation
“The Church needs you, relies on you and continues to turn to you with trust, particularly to reach those physical and spiritual places which others do not reach or have difficulty in reaching.” (Address to the 35th General Congregation of Jesuits, February 21st, 2008)
It is the tree with branches that makes the climber an expert.
What is born of a snake cannot avoid an elongated neck.
A child that washes his/her hands clean with dine with the elders.