Allahabad Province Congregation of Jesus

Dear Friends,

Welcome to CJ Allahabad Province website which is an excellent means for sharing our mission and concerns with our readers in the light of the charism of our Foundress, Venerable Mary Ward, who guides us and gives us her spirit to seek the greater glory of God, always looking for the magis – what more we can do to serve God and others.

As companions of Jesus in mission, we are called to be people of hope in order to bring hope to the world.’ ‘The simple fact of being human should move us to care for the Earth of which we are a part; our responsibility within creation, and our duty towards nature and the Creator, are an essential part of our mission.’ May the cry of the poor and the cry of the Earth move us to greater creativity on how each one of us can respond and protect our Planet from peril.

We seek:

  • to encourage and accompany people in their search for God
  • to help others to realise God’s plan for them, with a focus on empowering women and young people
  • to care for the Earth -our Common Home so as to preserve the integrity of Creation and the fraternity of the human family.

With this in mind, I invite and encourage each one of you to be a part of a global movement-a 7-year Laudato Si’ Action- Plan, that is bringing hope across the world (Laudato means praised be the Creator).’ Let us network and collaborate as stewards of the Earth, each according to his/her own situation, experience, involvements and talents. Your contributions will no doubt produce fruit in due time. Let us make an effort to live the 7 Laudato Si’ goals:

  • Respond to the Cry of the Earth,
  • Respond to the Cry of the Poor,
  • Ecological Economics,
  • Adoption of Simple Lifestyles,
  • Ecological Education,
  • Ecological Spirituality,
  • Community Involvement
  • Participatory Action in our ministries.

May we find ways of living them creatively within the families, religious and educational institutions , health centres, professional areas and communities. Thank you very much for all that you are doing and will continue to do as agents of integral ecology for a sustainable living for all God’s children.

Pope Francis urges, “We are at the edge; we need to Care for nature, so that nature may care for us. This is the moment to act.”

I pray that each individual, community, and ministry will find ways to strengthen what is already in place as well as find ways to do MORE.

Let us joyfully embrace a simple lifestyle in the face of consumerism and respond to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor with a disposition of Freedom , Sincerity , Justice , joy and affection for all good works in order to co-create a hope-filled sustainable future for all.

Sr. Shweta C.J