Dear Friends,

Last October, as the Holy Year of Mercy came to a close, Pope Francis spoke with more than 200 Jesuits who were gathered at the General Congregation in Rome, just days after they elected Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, as the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus. During his address, Pope Francis invoked the words of prior popes who encouraged Jesuits to share the graces they experience while leading lives worthy of the vocation to which they have been called.

In all that they do, Jesuits serve God’s people with joy. Whether preparing a homily for parishioners in Buffalo, N.Y., accompanying Boston College High School students on a Kairos retreat or training other religious men and women to serve those imprisoned with compassion and dignity, Jesuits celebrate God’s graces, and are committed to helping others to recognize God’s presence in their own lives. Following the spirituality of our founder, St. Ignatius, Jesuits believe that these graces are especially meaningful when they are discovered on the margins, in the geographical and spiritual places where others do not reach or find it difficult to reach.



This Lenten season, as we prepare for the joys of Easter, we wish to share with you our new pamphlet, which shows some of the many ways that Jesuits – and their lay colleagues – are encountering Jesus today.

We ask that you please consider a gift which will enable the Society of Jesus to continue to serve those with the greatest needs. The gift you share is important and much needed, and we pray that your connection to the Jesuits and our work will carry you more deeply into your own journey with Christ.

Please be assured of our gratitude and prayers during Lent and at Easter.

Sincerely in Christ,


   
Rev. Charles B. Connolly, S.J.
Director of Donor Relations
    Rev. James F. Keenan, S.J.
Director of Donor Relations














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