Whosoever desires to serve as a soldier of God beneath the banner of the cross in our Society, which we desire to be designated by the name of Jesus, and to serve the Lord alone and the Church his Spouse, under the Roman pontiff, the vicar of Christ on earth, should, after a vow of perpetual chastity, poverty, and obedience, keep the following in mind."
Formula of the Institute (1540).
Saturday, August 1, 2009
New Jesuit Blog: "Whosoever Desires"
"Whosoever Desires" is a new Jesuit blog, formally launched on the feast of St. Ignatius. The title is taken from the foundational document of the Society of Jesus: