Ignatians: Globally-Minded Men

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Globally Minded Men of Mission: Priests without Frontiers

Willing to go to the ends of the earth because we are Catholic and Ignatian.

The Ignatian mission is one and the same as that of the Church: to “go, teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost” (Mt. 28:19).  Catholic therefore in that Ignatians are not bound to any culture or civilization, whether of East or West, North or South, except in so far as it is Christ-centred. Catholic in that although they recognize their charism to be especially built on that of St. Ignatius of Loyola they venerate all that is Catholic in the bimillennial tradition of the Church stretching back to the earliest days as witnessed by our devotion to St. Ignatius of Antioch; and, even before that, to our spiritual forefathers, the Jewish patriarchs, prophets and heroes. Our home is the world; our history is the Church’s; our race is the human race; our identity is of Christ.

Globally minded: thus, we hate all forms of racism and warped nationalism because we are catholic, i.e. universal in our Christian identity and mission.

If we admire the foundations of the now dead Western Civilization, it is not because they are Western but because they are Christian and as Christian they are the fulfillment of all that is truly human.

Ignatians are cosmopolitan men who identify with whatever nation or continent they labor in. For Catholic they are by conviction. And by the long, arduous and rugged Ignatian formation, they are equipped to spend a lifetime roughing it on any continent, for love of Christ and the salvation of souls.