Mission is at the heart of the conversation: the mission, a mission, our mission, this mission. “I want to go to the edge, and from the beginning, that edge seemed to be a mission. I had my sights, at least geographically, farther away than Canada, but I was really happy to slowly let this thing grow. And here I am.”
Here is the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, where now at 78, Bill Robins approaches something that might approximate retirement. We connect via Zoom in the early evening for him and the early morning for me in Ottawa.
This is an especially timely series in light of the recent letter sent to every Jesuit by their Superior General, Arturo Sosa SJ. His letter is an appeal for collaboration and help in attracting “new companions for the future to which God calls us.”