Father Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was not able to attend MAGIS 2016 in person. Still, organizers thought that he should enjoy a taste of the joy and goodness of the participants from around the world.
After doctors told him he could not travel to Poland after a small accident, Father Nicolás recorded a video message for the roughly 2,000 participants. Father Tomasz Kot, Jesuit Assistant for Central and Eastern Europe, also shared Nicolás’s responses to questions posed to him by the MAGIS 2016 crew.
Father Nicolás was even able to watch a live stream of Saturday’s Mass. Still, participants wanted him to see even more. They were also eager to share with him their warm wishes for a speedy recovery and their gratitude for making MAGIS 2016 a possibility. They thus made the following video.
By Michael Rossmann, S.J.