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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