10 Jesuit Superior General visits Mumbai - Fr. John M Froz SJ

posted Mar 27, 2019, 10:18 PM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Mar 27, 2019, 10:19 PM ]
Superior General Arturo Sosa visited the Bombay Jesuit Province for the first time from March 2 to 5, 2019. On Saturday, March 2, 2019, he celebrated the Holy Eucharist for the whole Bombay Province at Vinayalaya, and interacted with all the Province Jesuits. During his visit, he visited Manickpur, Vasai, Talasari Missions, St Stanislaus (Bandra), Vinayalaya (Andheri), and St Xavier's College, Mumbai. He also met with Cardinal Oswald Gracias in Mumbai and Archbishop Felix Machado in Vasai.

During his visit to different places of Bombay Province, he spoke on different relevant and current topics on the Jesuit response to a rapidly changing world. He made his comment on Interreligious dialogue, Environmental Concerns, the need of Spirituality, Social issues, Service of Faith and Promotion of Justice ministries, problems of Refugees and their rehabilitation, Reconciliation with the world that we live in, Reconciliation with Others, Reconciliation with God, Reconciliation with the Environment.

During his talk to Jesuits, he said, "We are called to animate people. We must engage more in animating people and processes, the young especially, in order to fulfil our mission. It is Christ's mission of which we have to be servants. And we receive this Mission from the Church, the Holy Father. Our priority is the Gospel. We live because we have to preach the Gospel. We cannot maintain institutions at the cost of Gospel values and our commitment to do Justice, Truth, fellowship and bring about peace and reconciliation."

Fr General told Jesuits that, "We should not expect people to come to us and collaborate with us. We should be going out and collaborate with them. This is a better way of witnessing and being humble. We do not have all the answers and resources. We must learn from others. Our identity could be further enhanced, and we better appreciated, when we collaborate with others."