In the Footsteps of Saint Ignatius


No Jesuit may dream or ambition to become Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Saint Ignatius was strict and very consistent on this point: even desiring the office rules a Jesuit out of consideration.

In 1983 my name was on no one’s list; in January of this year, Father Adolfo Nicolás’ name did not appear among the favourites. So the Jesuit who is elected is a surprise to many, and especially to himself. [...]