Universal Apostolic Preferences



Universal Apostolic Preferences


In 2019, Fr. General Arturo Sosa, SJ, promulgated a set of "Universal Apostolic Preferences" to guide and focus the work of the Society of Jesus. These Preferences were arrived at through a sixteen-month process of discernment that involved all levels of the Jesuits as well as their mission partners.

As Fr. General Sosa notes, "The Preferences give a horizon, a point of reference to the whole Society of Jesus. They capture our imaginations and awaken our desires. They unite us in our mission. The new Preferences are four areas vital for our world today. The Society of Jesus will pay special attention to them in the next ten years.".

As a Jesuit, Ignatian university, Loyola Marymount University will refer to the Universal Apostolic Preferences as inspiration and motivation for the work that we do across campus. The Office of Mission and Ministry will play an integral role in implementing the Preferences in its programming and engagement with the campus community.



Universal Apostolic Preferences 2019-2029


Showing the Way to God
Show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment. Read more >>


Walking with the Excluded
Walking with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice. Read more >>


Journeying with Youth
Accompanying young people in the creation of a hope-filled future. Read more >>


Caring for our Common Home
Collaborating, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation. Read more >>




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