JRS Day

November 14th - Save the Date to celebrate with us!

Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa has invited the global Ignatian family to recognize November 14 as JRS Day. Together, we hope to “celebrate the women and men whose lives have been changed through JRS, and the generous service of so many lay colleagues, religious, and Jesuits.”  

This JRS Day, we invite you to join us in celebrating JRS and a  love that extends beyond – praying in solidarity, sharing the stories of refugees, and supporting the mission.   

In Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis’s latest encyclical, he calls us all to commit love to our global family. This love is one that extends beyond borders and geography, a love that extends the length of our tables and the room in our homes, a love that extends our welcome and compassion for those in need, a love that extends to different cultures, religions, and backgrounds.   

How will you extend your love to our refugee brothers and sisters?  

One proposal I support is to recognize 14 November 2020 as JRS Day throughout the Jesuit world, inviting all our ministries to acknowledge appropriately JRS’s history of accompaniment and service.
Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General

How can You participate in JRS Day

Pray in Solidarity

Recognize JRS Day, by joining us in praying in solidarity for our displaced brothers and sisters. Use our Anniversary Prayer or visit our Spiritual Resources page  for prayers and options to include in prayer services, liturgies, or team meetings.

Share the Story

Learn more about refugees and their stories by signing up for our newsletter. Help extend learning by sharing the stories you’ve now come to know.

Support the Mission

Join us for Forty-one Years of Celebrating Resiliency, alive virtual fundraising event on Wednesday, November 10, to recognize JRS’s history, honor those who’ve joined us on that journey, and lift the voices of the refugees we’ve accompanied. And, consider a gift to help those who’ve been forced to flee their homes.

We also have ways that you can engage your Jesuit parish, including this bulletin insert, or engage your school. You can bring your whole community into JRS Day!

You can join us in the lead up to JRS Day by signing up for #JRSMiles4Refugees  and track your miles walked or ran to raise awareness of the journey to find refuge taken by people who are forcibly displaced.

Please contact Josh Utter at joshua.utter@jrsusa.org  with any questions and to let us know what you have planned for JRS Day.

Tell us how you’ll celebrate: