RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR: Tuesday, April 16, 8:30-9:30 am, University of St. Thomas' Anderson Student Center, on street parking or in the ramp at Grand and Cretin - coffee, donuts and a chance to win a solar phone charger!“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” - Pope Francis Are you passionate about the environment and mindful of going green? Do you find yourself reflecting on the topic of climate change and want to learn more? Come join the University of St. Thomas and get educated on the benefits of renewable energy and solar power! Partnering with Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL), we are hosting a Solar House Party at our parish! The Open House will provide resources to the broader community about solar power, energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and other topics. Get educated and be the change for the common good!
Lenten Guide: 40 Days; 40 Ways to a Green Lent from the Franciscan Action Network.(Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash)
Universal Apostolic Preferences are the fruit of a process of discernment lasting almost two years. All Jesuits, in collaboration with lay partners in ministry throughout the world, have spent time in reflection and dialogue to discern the core principles that will guide our mission for the next ten years. These themes were presented to Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, who, with the approval and directive of Pope Francis, crafted them into our new four Universal Apostolic Preferences. They give a horizon, a point of reference to the whole Society of Jesus. They capture our imaginations and awaken our desires. They unite us in our mission. The new Preferences are four areas vital for our world today.
The Society of Jesus will pay special attention to them in the next ten years. We invite you to learn more and take action with us! We want to make a Gospel difference. Each of the ministries sponsored by the Jesuits will be encouraged to incorporate these core principles into their service wherever possible. As we consider new initiatives, we will look to these important horizons to point us to where the needs are greatest. I invite you to learn more about the Universal Apostolic Preferences and how the Society will use them to animate and orient our service around the world.
1. Promoting discernment and the Spiritual Exercises 2. Walking with the excluded 3. Caring for our common home 4. Journeying with youth Learn about the Apostolic Preferences
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