In 2019, the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) determined four overarching areas that will guide all of their works—retreats, schools, social ministries, parishes, etc.—through the year 2029. These Universal Apostolic Preferences or UAPs, which were developed by Jesuits and worldwide mission partners and approved by Pope Francis, will guide discernment in all Jesuit communities and institutions as they determine where they will focus their energies and resources, how they will make decisions and whom they will serve.
The UAPs, visualized and linked below, encourage all in the Ignatian Family to bring others to a better relationship with God through Ignatian Spirituality, to accompany all those who are poor or excluded in society, to foster hope among our young people and to work toward solutions for protecting our world as stewards of God’s creation. Visit the Jesuit Curia global website for a more in-depth description of the UAPs.
As an Ignatian educational institution, Regis Jesuit High School reflects on the Universal Apostolic Preferences in our own vision for the future. What will that look like as we attend to the desires articulated in the UAPs?
We will imagine more deeply what the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius can do to transform our students and the very teachers and parents who form them through our Office of Ignatian Spirituality and Pastoral Ministries Office.
We will seek out new approaches through our Offices of Ignatian Immersion & Solidarity and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as well as in our wider curriculum for walking alongside those who are excluded, poor or lonely beyond simply doing service for others.
We will draw greater emphasis for our students to the paths of hope in God’s Kingdom over and above the cynicism and indifference they encounter in our culture today.
We will find ways of collaborating within our school family, in the broader community and among the multiple modes of faith, STEM, the humanities, co-curriculars and other disciplines to care more deeply for our shared world.
Global Resources & Links
To learn more about the Universal Apostolic Preferences and the network of Jesuit works worldwide, check out the links below.
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