Annual Review of our Life-Mission: South Asia Conference Apostolic works, Secretariats, Forums and Networks

South Asia Conference Communities, Apostolic works, Secretariats, Forums and Networks annual review of Life-Mission Meeting was held on 24 April 2024 at De Nobili College, Pune. This Annual Review of Life-Mission Meeting had the importance of retraceing, reviewing our pilgrimage of leadership in the South Asia Conference.

In the inaugural address Fr. Stany D’Souza SJ, President, Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA), began saying ‘It is primarily to revisit our role as leaders of communities, apostolic works, Secretariats, Forums and Networks and reform and transform it, make it more fruitful and relevant.’ He then read the Psalm 23 `The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want’ and encouraged the group saying `the Shepherd’s Song is a mirror to examine and exercise our ministry of leadership. It is a paradigm for us to reimagine, repurpose and recast our leadership. Hence, let us look at us and our mission of religious leadership in the light of Psalm 23 and make all effort to grow in it.’ The group felt that the religious leadership is not merely a job or a task. It is a ministry. It is a mission entursted to us.

Reported by Fr. Vernard Antony SJ