Ignatian Year message to Marquette from Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Greetings, Marquette community!

As we celebrate the Ignatian Year, I’m honored to share a video message from the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J. Although the Ignatian Year concludes on July 31, let us take the example of St. Ignatius as our guide and keep looking for the magis in all we do. Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission urges us on in the spirit of the magis to embody the Universal Apostolic Preferences as we live out our distinctive mission.

We are called to show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and practices of discernment, to accompany the poor and the marginalized in the journey toward justice and reconciliation, support young people in their search for a hope-filled future, and to care for our common home. These preferences express in the present day the heritage begun when Ignatius took a cannonball to the leg. As we build on this 500-year tradition, may we continue to Be the Difference our world needs. I pray that God may bless each of you individually and our Marquette University community.

Jim Voiss, S.J.

VP for Mission and Ministry