Ignatius placed his companions in the midst of the City of Man so that they would be able to lead its citizens more easily toward the City of God. That is why he abandoned cloister, habit and choir and struggled to build downtown residences, schools, social centers and churches.
Thomas M. Lucas, SJ 

Great cities were where the transformation of the human community was taking place, and Ignatius wanted Jesuits to be involved in the process. The “city” can be for us the symbol of our current efforts to bring fulfillment to human culture. Our vocation is to work in the all-too-human city where there is poverty of body and spirit, domination and control, manipulation of mind and heart; and to serve the Lord there until he return to bring to perfection the world in which he died.
34th General Congregation: “Our Mission and Culture”

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