Jesuits Assess the Impact of their Mission

Members of the Society of Jesus in Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Lima to review their Common Apostolic Project.

Between March 20th and 24th will be held in Lima (Perú) the meeting ImPACtando, organized by the Conference of Jesuit Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean (Conferencia de Provinciales Jesuitas en América Latina y el Caribe – CPAL). The goal is to review the impact of the Common Apostolic Project (Proyecto Apostólico Común – PAC 2011-2020) on the action of the Society of Jesus in the continent as well as incorporating, for the next four years, elements that were defined by the last General Congregation 36 (October-November 2016).

The meeting will be attended by the recently elected Father General of the Jesuits, Fr. Arturo Sosa. In addition, during the event will take place the change of the President of the CPAL. This appointment has fallen now upon Fr. Roberto Jaramillo from the Colombian Province, who had been working hitherto as Delegate of the Social Sector. He succeeds Fr. Jorge Cela in this position —Fr. Cela comes back to Cuba, his homeland.


The Common Apostolic Project consists of six priorities that form its spinal column. With them, the Mission that was entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America and the Caribbean finds unity and coherence:

  1. Proximity and commitment with those who live in the borders of exclusion.
  2. Deepening and articulation of the work with young people.
  3. Dialogue, faith, and cultures.
  4. Latin American consciousness and solidarity.
  5. Embodied and apostolic spirituality.
  6. Strengthening of the apostolic body and collaboration in the mission.

ImPACtando is a significant meeting. It will bring together more than 100 participants, both Jesuits and lay people. A total of nineteen (19) lay people and eighty-four (84) clerics will participate in the meeting. Among the former, ten (10) are women. They will be there representing all the sectors and networks that form the CPAL: parishes, spirituality, formation, education, youth and vocations, collaboration, communication, social action, economy, administration, and institutional development offices. Everyone will represent a sole and unique apostolic subject that works in the lands of the Americas and the Caribbean: companions of Jesus at the service of God’s Mission.

The office of communications of the CPAL will be informing on a daily basis about the progress of the meeting. We invite everybody to be part of this media coverage by checking out the web page of the event ( and the social networks of the CPAL.


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