May the Lord grant you the grace, throughout your reflections and discernment, to be guided, to be brought to life, in this audacity to make explicit through your commitments, your words, your solidarity, the always unexpected voice of the One who hopes in the world, who overcomes death and establishes life, the One to whom you seek to give the greatest glory. (…) It is probably the main task of a Congregation (…): to draw on the audacity of the unexpected in fidelity to the work of the Spirit. To find the strength and creativity of fidelity in the breath in which the Spirit holds us as he leads us to encounter and to listen to the other, who creates a well of compassion in the heart of the person, who consolidates the unbreakable alliance with those who are entrusted to us. But this audacity of the unexpected is realistic….
P. Bruno Cadoré, OP, Homilie pour la masse d‘ouverture
Lord, in your providence you guided St. Ignatius to found the Society of Jesus. Now, we beg you to enrich this same Society with an abundance of the same gifts of the heart, mind, and spirit with which we began. Unite us in your love and holiness, that we may clearly discern your will, remove any obstacles that stand in your way, and follow that which we discern with perseverance and faith. We ask all of this through Christ our Lord.