The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Jesuit Curia in Rome
To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)
South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012
Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)
'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)
Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)
To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)
To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)
Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013
Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)
The Social Apostolate is Like a Home to Me
Br. Paul Chon Chu-hui SJ (KOR)
In 1988, the year of the Seoul Olympics, I graduated from college and immediately entered the Society of Jesus. As we novices were beginning the second year of novitiate we made a 19th annotation "spiritual exercises in daily life." One day when I took a walk for reflection after finishing prayer in the chapel I suddenly saw a vision. I saw the back of a middle aged man looking like a vagrant beggar in ragged clothes. Then, he just looked back at me very warmly, but said no words. At that moment I felt that this was Jesus and in my heart I felt the desire to follow that beggar walking in front of me. After a brief while the vision disappeared. After the vision, as I continued my walk, I had a strong feeling to follow Christ poor,...
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