GC36

Fr General on a visit to Jesuit communities in Vietnam, 2015
The Jesuit Curia in Rome has published the first of a series of ‘Conversations with Father General Adolfo Nicolás SJ’, who will be stepping down at the Superior General of the Society of Jesus at the 36th General Congregation later this year. Each month, he will reflect on various aspects of Jesuit life in the modern world.The January 2016 ‘conversation’ addresses community life, a topic which Fr Nicolás has in the past described as a type of “ministry”. Talking with Father Patrick Mulemi SJ,...
Jesuit brothers meet Pope Francis in Rome, September 2014 - SJweb
Men who dedicate their lives to the Church as a religious lay brother exercise a daily priesthood in their work, even though they are not ordained as priests. This is the view strongly expressed in a long-awaited document from the Vatican about the vocation of men and women who serve in religious institutes without being ordained. The document ‘Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church’ affirms that although they are not ordained as priests, they still exercise a daily...
Groups discussions at St Beuno's
Earlier this month St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales hosted a meeting of 43 Jesuits convened to review the state of the Province six months after the Province Congregation in April, and to help prepare for the 36th General Congregation (GC36) next year in Rome. [The General Congregation is the highest authority of the International Society of Jesus and meets next year for the 36th time since the foundation of the Order, to elect a new General and to discern the future...
Jesuits from Europe and the Middle East met in Rome to prepare for GC36
The Electors from the Conference of Jesuit Provincials from Europe and the Middle East (CEP) have met in Rome as part of the preparations for the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus (GC36) next October. Among those at the meeting were the British Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, and Fr Damian Howard SJ, who was elected to represent the Jesuits in Britain at their Province Congregation earlier this year.  Brother Stephen Power SJ, Treasurer of the Jesuits in Britain,...
Meeting of hte preparatory commission
Across the Jesuit world preparations are continuing for the 36th General Congregation (GC36) – the ultimate authority in the Society of Jesus.The Preparatory Commission (Coetus Praevius) for GC36 met in Rome for a fortnight in September. Its fourteen members included John Dardis SJ of the Irish Province who is the President of the Conference of European Provincials.  British Province Jesuit Mike Lewis attended in his role as President of the Conference of Africa and Madagascar.The task of...
The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, has announced that the Society's 36th General Congregation (GC36) will begin with a celebration of the Eucharist on the evening of 2 October 2016. The first plenary session will take place on 3 October 2016, the Feast of St Francis Borgia, at the General Curia in Rome."Meditating on the call of the Eternal King, what do we discern to be the three most important calls that the Lord makes to the whole Society today?...
Father Adolfo Nicolás SJ, who has been Superior General of the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus) since 2008, has announced his intention to resign. Having recently reached the age of 78, Fr Nicolás says he has received the approval of his advisers (Assistants) and has informed Pope Francis that he intends to convoke a General Congregation for the latter part of 2016. That will be occasion when his resignation will be formally submitted and his successor will be elected.In a letter to the entire...

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