The Society of Jesus or Societas Jesu (S.J.) was approved by Pope Paul III on September 27, 1540, through the Bull, "Regimini militantis ecclesia. From that year on the Society of Jesus has tried to remain true to the spirit of its founder St. Ignatius of Loyola whose one desire was to serve the Lord alone in all things. Thus, whether through his meditation on "The Principle and Foundation" or his self offering through the now famous hymn "take and receive', Ignatius and Jesuits after him sought to give all to their Creator and Lord imitating God's son Jesus after whom the Society is named.
Today more than ever the Society of Jesus needs prayers. In this challenging world we need to open ourselves constantly to God's grace and love and be focussed on God alone in all things.
Continue to pray for Jesuits all over the world and thanks in advance for your prayers.
Happy to see the blog. You have hit the nail on the head. We Jesuits need a lot more prayer that keeps us focused on things of God alone. God Bless us!ReplyDelete