Our Universal Apostolic Preferences: Our New Mission

Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, has issued a letter detailing the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP) to "guide and inspire" the Jesuit order in our ministries and works for the next decade. The four preferences are:

  1. To show the way to God through discernment and the Spiritual Exercises;
  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.

Formulating the UAP took 16 months and involved communal discernment involving Jesuits and collaborators worldwide. The UAP were given to Pope Francis, and after the Holy Father had reflected on and prayed with them, returned to Fr. Sosa as a mission to the society