For over 460 years Jesuit priests and brothers have lived an amazing story of serving the Church in new and unexpected ways. And we are still men on the move, ready to change place, occupation, method–whatever will advance our mission in the Church of teaching Jesus Christ and preaching his Good News–a radical service of the implications of faith in a world that respects neither faith itself nor the justice it calls out.
Today that “we” has expanded to include men and women who share this vision of service to faith and to justice. And our conversation has expanded to include a dialogue with other religions and a dialogue with the cultures in which we live.
Together Jesuits and lay partners place ourselves in the presence of the God who created all people and ask ourselves the questions that St. Ignatius suggested to his first companions at the University of Paris during the early years of the Renaissance:
What have I done for Christ?
What am I doing for Christ?
What ought I to do for Christ?