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.
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)
An abundance of food at your neighbour’s will not satisfy your hunger. ~~Bayaka Proverb
Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far. ~~ Swahili proverb