Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus 
2019-2029

 

Released on February 19, 2019, the Jesuit Superior General, Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., announced four Universal Apostolic Preferences for the Society of Jesus over the next decade. These were identified through a fruitful process of discernment lasting almost two years. All Jesuits were invited to take part and many representational mission partners. The process concluded with a confirmation from Pope Francis in a special meeting with Fr Sosa.

The 4 Preferences are:

    1. To show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment; 
    2. To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice; 
    3. To accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future;
    4. To collaborate in the care of our Common Home.

Read Fr Sosa’s Original Document and see the global Society of Jesus’ website on the Preferences


Topical References

  1. To show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment;
  2. To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice;
  3. To accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future;
  4. To collaborate in the care of our Common Home.

 

 

All Preferences

ICP Discerns UAPs for the Society of Jesus 8/15/19

What do Ignatian UAPs have to do with the UN Sustainable Development Goals? 7/15/2019

Introducing the Universal Apostolic Preferences 4/24/2019

UAPs:Delivering the mission together 4/5/2019

Pray with the Preferences

Fr. General's address to the Discernment and Leadership meeting 4/1/2019 - 4/15/19
Fr. Sosa reflects on how discernment can help realize the new Apostolic "opportunities" at a meeting of 50 Ignatian leaders in Rome. See also a 5 minute video on the impact from attendees.

How the Jesuits’ Four New Apostolic Priorities Support Social Enterprise 3/28/19

 

News Releases

Fr. Peter Knox SJ reflects on the Universal Apostolic Preferences
Interview done by JCAM Communications Officer, Anastasia Makunu, 2/22/19

The Universal Apostolic Preferences are the mission we share in
Pedro Walpole SJ, EcoJesuits, 2/21/19

Jesuits: Pope approves their 'Apostolic Preferences' for the next 10 years
Zenit articulates how the preferences match the Pope's mission 2/19/19

Universal Apostolic Preferences announced
Jesuits in Britain outline the 2-year discernment process, 2/19/19

Pope commends Jesuits for being in tune with Church priorities
Amendeo Lomanaco, Vatican News, 2/19/19

Universal Apostolic Preferences
A pictorial 2 min. video from the Asia Pacific Jesuits

Introducing the Universal Apostolic Preferences
The Australian Jesuit describe the preferences

Pope Francis approves four priorities for the Jesuits’ next decade 2/19/19
Gerard O'Conell, America, describes the roll-out

The 2003-2018 Apostolic Preferences of Fr General Peter-Hans Kolvenback SJ


Featured Resources

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Do You Walk Ignatian?

A companion to "Do You Speak Ignatian?," this book includes narratives from faculty and staff regarding their work in relation to key Jesuit values.

Ignatian Journal

This handsome, spiral-bound "undated" planner is perfect for faculty, staff, and students alike. Its pages include quotes, illustrations, and reflections. Use it for your daily schedule or journaling.

The Examen

The Examen, a prayer of awareness that Ignatius of Loyola taught in his Spiritual Exercises, helps one notice God's presence in our daily lives. This modern adaptation invites reflection upon five points for spiritual thanksgiving, grace, and introspection. The 3.5"x2" card fits easily in wallets and purses convenience.

 

 


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