governance

Fr Pedro de Ribadeneira SJ, 1526 - 1611
A new translation that will throw light on St Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus which he founded has just been published by Way Books. Pedro de Ribadeneira, Treatise on the Governance of St Ignatius of Loyola, has been translated by Fr Joseph A. Munitiz SJ of Campion Hall in Oxford, revealing Ignatius’ charism and lessons on governance for those involved in religious life and beyond.Pedro de Ribadeneira was born in 1526 (or possibly 1527) and was admitted into the Society of Jesus...
Houses of Parliament
The ways in which British political institutions have responded to uncertainty, debate and public opinion in recent days are fascinating examples of flexibility in governance. On International Day of Democracy, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, reflects on what we learned about the dynamics of power and consultation from last week’s headlines, and on how these same dynamics work in the Society of Jesus. The second week of September 2015 was an eventful seven...
The work of the Jesuits in Britain is governed by the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus written by St Ignatius and ratified by Pope Paul IV in 1558.The worldwide Society of Jesus is administered and governed from Rome by Father General, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, who was elected by the 36thGeneral Congregation and confirmed in his post in 2016 by Pope Francis. The Society’s affairs are also regulated by Catholic canon law. The Jesuits are divided into ‘provinces’ for administrative purposes. In...