Father General Arturo Sosa announced on Saturday that between 2021 and 2022 the Ignatian Year will be commemorated, to commemorate two important moments in the life of this religious Order.

The first was the 500th anniversary of the conversion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola after he was wounded at the Battle of Pamplona (1521-2021). The second moment, the 400th anniversary of the canonization of its founder, together with St. Francis Xavier (1622-2022).

This jubilee year, Fr. Arturo Sosa mentioned, will be the right occasion to discuss fundamental themes of the life and mission of the Society of Jesus, such as Ignatian discernment and spirituality.

“We want to celebrate this Ignatian year not as a self-referential triumphalism, but as a special opportunity for service to the Church. To offer her the best of what is ours in the genuine spirit of Contemplation to attain Love, in that communication of the two standards...,” he said.

Father General Sosa is in Bolivia for a visit to the Jesuit Province until July 19 where he will have various meetings, among them with indigenous leaders of the Amazon, with the educational sector, with lay collaborators and with young people from the Youth and Vocation Ministry.