Sixty-five young people of Ignatian charism from the Jesuit province of Bolivia had a meeting this Sunday with the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa.
Strengthen their spirituality and share the progress of the preparatory work for the Synod of Youth to be held in 2019 and communicate their concerns to Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ were part of the objective of this meeting.
The young people expressed their desire to know how the Jesuits face the task of increasing the commitment of young people to the mission of the Society and of the Church in general.
Fr. Arturo Sosa indicated that the Society should offer young people a path that appeals to freedom of choice, that is, that their work is to generate proposals that facilitate the choice of young people for a commitment to the mission of the Church.
“Choosing is an exercise in freedom,” the Jesuit Superior General told the young people.
In this sense, it is essential to make it easier for young people to know the reality in which they live, to interpret it and to have a free choice through this reading. With this, Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, indicated that the Society can only show ways, but not impose them.
The young people will share for analysis in their respective works this and other themes that Father General shared with them such as the inclusion of people with sexual differences, citizen participation in political life, and the inclusion of young lay people who have completed a university degree in the works of the Society of Jesus.
The participants of this meeting were young people of Ignatian charism who study or collaborate in schools, parishes or youth groups of the Province of Bolivia.