The director of Canadian Jesuits International, Jenny Cafiso, participated in the spring meeting of the Xavier Network (XN) which was held in Rome, March 14–16.
The main issues discussed at the meeting were the coordination of international programs and projects among the XN members, of which CJI is one, and the development of common standards for safeguarding and child protection. There was also a special meeting between XN and the international staff of the Jesuit Refugee Service.
The highlight of the spring XN meeting was a private one hour meeting with Fr Arturo Sosa, the General of the Society of Jesus. Fr Sosa encouraged the members of the Xavier Network to build solidarity based on a reconciliation rooted in justice, transparency, collaboration, networking and discernment aimed at personal, communal and institutional conversion. He exhorted XN members to be messengers of hope.
At the meeting with Fr General, Jenny told him that we are all looking forward to welcoming him to Canada later this spring.