Jesuit Father Kenneth Gavin, the Regional Director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, is in Sri Lanka this week for a meeting of JRS Regional Directors. He will be writing daily updates on what it is like in Sri Lanka, seven months after the end of a devastating civil war that left tens of thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. You can read Fr. Gavin's dispatches from Sri Lanka at the JRS/USA blog here.
For over 450 years Jesuit priests and brothers have lived an amazing story of serving the Church in new and unexpected ways. They are still men on the move, ready to change place, occupation, method--whatever will advance our mission in the Church. They are expected to do anything or go anywhere to teach Jesus Christ and preach his Good News.
Together Jesuits and their lay partners place themselves in the presence of the God who created all people and ask ourselves the questions that St. Ignatius suggested to his first companions during the period of prayer that led to their permanent companionship:
What have I done for Christ?
What am I doing for Christ?
What will I do for Christ?
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