Rooted in the Mission of Jesus Christ
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." (Luke 4: 18-19)
With these words from the prophet Isaiah, Jesus announced the beginning of his ministry to the world, and it was out of this mission that Jesus gained the initially small following that would eventually become the global Church that Brophy serves today. It is no wonder, then, that St. Ignatius Loyola would found the Society of Jesus on this very ethic, declaring, "If our church is not marked by caring for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy." For the nearly 500 years since the establishment of the Society, the Jesuits have remained rooted in this foundational mission that Christ first set forth.
The Society of Jesus — The Jesuits