Fr. Arturo Araujo, SJ
Fr. Arturo Araujo, SJ

What has been the greatest grace of your Jesuit vocation?
During a short retreat I used to prepare myself for my vows, I recognized many of the graces that I received from God: gratitude for being called to the Society of Jesus; vulnerability to profess the vows; and fruitfulness, which rises up from the vulnerability. My vows are a concrete expression of gratitude to God — a grateful loving response to the love of God. As the Gospel reminds us: "If you want to follow me, deny yourself. Take up your cross and follow me." (Matthew 16:24). To take the vows is to be vulnerable like Jesus our Master and the very people we are called to minister to. As an artist I understand fecundity as a creative act of bringing something new alive: forms, colors, vision of hope. Through his passion, Jesus brought us new life in ultimate vulnerability. As an artist, I testify that if you surrender yourself to the impelling desire of God manifested through your deepest desires, it will bring new light and life to you and to others.





Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America - 12/08/14

America - 12/01/14

America - 11/24/14





Ignatian Spirituality Center
The Ignatian Spirituality Center of Kansas City offers programs in Ignatian prayer and retreats and trains lay people as spiritual directors and retreat guides.