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1 Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope The Constitutions of the Society of Jesus Part VII and complementary norms European Tertianship – Thursday, 25 th of October 2012 Anto Pavlovic – Lucas Chan – Jacques Enjalbert

2 Part VII of the Constitutions CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope “The Relations to their neighbor of those already incorporated in the Society when they are dispersed into the vineyard of Christ our Lord” “Mission and ministries of the Society”

3 The Context CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Part VI: Part VII: the apostolic life of those already admitted Parts VIII-X:

4 The Structure CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Chapter 1: Missions from the Supreme Pontiff Chapter 2: Chapter 3: Chapter 4:

5 Terminology CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Mission (M) vis-à- vis missions (m) The Constitutions The Complementary norms GC 35

6 The Missions from the Pope CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Nature (# 603): Who has the authority to commission: The characteristics of the missions: The rationale of offering themselves to the Pope (# 605):

7 The Missions from the Pope CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope The role of the superior (## 606-8, 611, 617): The manner of the member being sent (## ): What is communicated and the manner of communication (## ) :

8 The Missions from the Pope CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope The execution of the mission (## ):

9 The Missions from the Pope Spiritual origin and basis CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Generally: Specifically: In the Sp Ex: – meditations on the Kingdom and the Two Standards Additional evidence: – his spiritual diary – “Constitutions concerning missions” (1544)

10 The Missions from the Pope Conclusion & reflection CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope The Constitutions does not specify the missions precisely but sets out the criteria to aid the discernment How do I understand the Pope’s mandates to the Society? Does the fourth vow have a concrete impact on me and my daily life?

11 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today

12 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N. 245 – The AIM of Mission §1: The mission of the Society today is participation in the total evangelizing mission of the Church : aims at the realizing Kingdom of God: “single but complex reality, expressed in a variety of ways”

13 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N. 245 – The AIM of Mission §2 & 3 : Within this framework, contemporary mission of the Society is: the service of faith (the aim) and the promotion in society of the justice of the Gospel that is the embodiment of God’s love and saving mercy faith (its integrated principle) These aim and principle are dynamically related to the inculturated proclamation of the Gospel, and to dialogue with other religious traditions.

14 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I Conclusion & reflection N Conditions to carry the mission: 1/ conversion, solidarity with the poor

15 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N Conditions to carry the mission: 2/ a dialogue, born of respect for people in order to build up a communion of peoples instructed by God’s Word and enlivened by the Spirit of Pentecost. Based upon a sharing of live, commitment to action for human development and liberation, values & human experience.

16 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N Conditions to carry the mission: 3/ a deep respect for everything that has been brought by the Spirit in the global desire for a contemplative experience of the divine and in other religions

17 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N Conditions to carry the mission: 4/ a deep desire to embody Christ’s ministry of healing and reconciliation 5/ a closer collaboration with others

18 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N Conditions to carry the mission: 6/ A more profound spiritual experience through the Spiritual Exercises, strengthening our commitment to be companions of Jesus in his mission.

19 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N Conditions to carry the mission: 7/ Great solidarity, availability & real openness to change in order to foster the growth of international cooperation & coordination 8/ Operative freedom, eager for any mission

20 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N Conditions to carry the mission: concerning the promotion of justice become more & more aware of new exigencies protecting of the human rights of the person and peoples safeguarding human life influence of media protection of environment socially marginalization situation of refugees Special attention to the situation of women Transforming the cultural values

21 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N Conditions to carry the mission: concerning the promotion of justice become more & more aware of new exigencies protecting of the human rights of the person and peoples safeguarding human life influence of media protection of environment socially marginalization situation of refugees Special attention to the situation of women Transforming the cultural values

22 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N.248 : For major superiors work at a more universal scope. N.249 : §1: Involvement in civic activities = more meaningful preaching of the Gospel §2: communities & superior should help each other in this way. §3: create community of solidarity & engage in every ministry to promote Justice. N.250 : Work with those who form opinion.

23 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I The mission of the Society today N.248 Ever keep in mind to prefer the means which unite the human instrument to God because they are more effective.

24 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter II Missions from the sovereign Pontiff N.252 §1: service anchored in fidelity to Christ, in union with the successor of Peter §2: 4 th vow: the society offers itself completely to the Church, so that the Supreme Pontiff may send all its members into the vineyard of the Lord §3: missions that the Supreme Pontiff may wish to entrust to our Society… we must place in the category of the highest priority.

25 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter II Missions from the sovereign Pontiff N.253 – recent calls: 1/ implementation of the 2nd Vatican Council 2/ confront the problem of atheism and cooperate in the renewal of the Church in secularized age 3/ better adapt our traditional apostolate to the spiritual necessities of today 4/ ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, inculturation 5/ within the Church’s evangelizing action, to promote the justice “connected with peace” 6/ to foster missionary work and promote the new evangelization

26 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter II Missions from the sovereign Pontiff N.253 – recent calls: 1/ implementation of the 2nd Vatican Council 2/ confront the problem of atheism and cooperate in the renewal of the Church in secularized age 3/ better adapt our traditional apostolate to the spiritual necessities of today 4/ ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, inculturation 5/ within the Church’s evangelizing action, to promote the justice “connected with peace” 6/ to foster missionary work and promote the new evangelization

27 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter II Spiritual Roots : a way of proceeding - conversion // 1st week of Sp. Exercises in solidarity with the poor // 1 rst Jesuits in Paris’ Hospitals // the call of the 2 kings (Exx 98) // 3 rd kind of humility (Exx 167) “choose to be poor with Christ poor” - healing & reconciliation // Contemplation on Incarnation (Exx ) the divine Persons saying : “Let us work the redemption of human race” - Meditation on 2 standards (Exx ) - collaboration // 2 Standards (Exx 145) “consider how the Lord of entire world chooses such an high number of persons, apostles, disciples, etc… and send them…” - dialogue, respect // 2 Standards (Exx 146) Christ our Lord recommend his friends to “be willing to help all men in bringing them to…” - openness; operative freedom // Formula

28 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I & II Reflection how do I relate to this expression of the contemporary Jesuit mission ? - Which expressions do I value as central and relevant for today? Why? - What links do I may with our Jesuit spiritual experience of the Trinity at work in our World? - To which expressions do I have less regard? Why? - What would I add?

29 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope General Congregation 35 – Decree 3 Challenges to Our Mission Today: Sent to frontiers 1. Reaffirmation of our Mission A sense of gratitude for the grace received in our lives and in our Mission: the grace of being “placed with the Son” and the examples of those gone before us Reaffirm the service of faith that promotes justice, especially through inculturation and dialogue

30 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope General Congregation 35 – Decree 3 Challenges to Our Mission Today: Sent to frontiers 2. A new context for Mission We live in the world which is marked by : profound social, economic, political changes torn by violence, strife and division acute ethical, cultural, environmental problems dominant world culture rooted in globalization and marked by subjectivism, moral relativism, materialism, hedonism… growing tensions and paradoxes: autonomy vs solidarity; connectedness vs isolation/exclusion… new possibilities for knowledge and dialogue, and peace - result of intense and instant communication

31 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope General Congregation 35 – Decree 3 Challenges to Our Mission Today: Sent to frontiers 2. A new context for Mission We live in the world which is marked by : profound social, economic, political changes torn by violence, strife and division acute ethical, cultural, environmental problems dominant world culture rooted in globalization and marked by subjectivism, moral relativism, materialism, hedonism… growing tensions and paradoxes: autonomy vs solidarity; connectedness vs isolation/exclusion… new possibilities for knowledge and dialogue, and peace - result of intense and instant communication

32 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope General Congregation 35 – Decree 3 Challenges to Our Mission Today: Sent to frontiers 3. A Mission of reconciliation With God With Others With Creation

33 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope General Congregation 35 – Decree 3 Challenges to Our Mission Today: Sent to frontiers 4. Global Preferences Africa China The intellectual apostolate Inter-provincial institutions in Rome Migration and refuges

34 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope General Congregation 35 – Decree 3 Challenges to Our Mission Today: Sent to frontiers Conclusion The importance of “The way of humility” to communicate the Gospel. The need of stating “the truth of our limited and imperfect humanity” in everything we say and proclaim, without any trace of Triumphalism. Simplicity of the Message Generosity and admiration, joy and hope whenever and wherever we find in others goodness and dedication. That the most credible message is the one that comes from our life, totally taken and guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That Forgiveness and Reconciliation are the most helpful shortcuts to the heart of the Gospel.

35 CONSTITUTIONS - Part VII : Mission of Society today and missions from the Pope Complementary Norms – Part VII – Chapter I & II Reflection How do I relate to the 4th vow? - Do I have complete trust in the Lord and in the Pope ? How do I perceive the Pope’s mandate to the Society and to Fr. General? - Does the 4th vow have a special, concrete impact and meaning on me and my daily life? How do I relate to the expression of the contemporary Jesuit mission in C. Norms and D.3 of CG35 ? - Which expressions do I value as central and relevant for today? Why? -What links do I may with our Jesuit spiritual experience of the Trinity at work in our World? - To which expressions do I have less regard? Why? -What would I add?

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