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Universal Apostolic Preferences

The Universal Apostolic Preferences are the fruit of a process of discernment lasting almost two years. All Jesuits were invited to take part and in addition our mission partners. It concluded with a confirmation from Pope Francis in a special meeting with Fr General Arturo Sosa.

The Preferences 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.

Showing the way to God

Show the way to God through Spiritual Exercises and discernment

Showing the way to God
Walking with the Excluded

Walking with the Excluded

Walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice

Journeying with Youth

Accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future

Universal Apostolic Preferences - Youth
Caring for our Common Home

Caring for our Common Home

Collaborate, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation

Read the Full Text of Father General's Letter

UNIVERSAL APOSTOLIC PREFERENCES OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS, 2019-2029