General Congregation 36 (GC-36) Set to Kickoff in Rome
At the Jesuit Curia in Rome, the worldwide
headquarters of the Society of Jesus just steps from the Vatican, 215 Jesuits from
around the globe are gathering to elect a new Superior General. General Congregation 36 (GC-36) kicks off on October 2.
Fr. Nicolás, the 30th Superior General in
the history of the Society, has served as leader since 2008, when he was
elected at the Jesuits’ 35th General Congregation. He announced his intention to step down in December of 2014.
Fr. Nicolás said he believes this Congregation
will be different from the previous one because “times have changed and there
is a new awareness in the Society that we need daring imagination and courage
in facing our mission as part of the bigger mission of God vis-à-vis our
Click here for a timeline of General Congregations throughout the centuries.
Here is a video that helps map out what to expect at this Congregation.
May 27, 2020 - Now more than ever, we invoke God to wipe away the darkness of anxiety, allowing us to be guided by the light of Christ and to trust in God’s promise of new life. Over the last few months, our Jesuit provinces have been in a place we don’t often find ourselves, a place that saw our schools closed, parishes empty, and the halls of our retreat centers giving new meaning to the word “silent.”
May 12, 2020 - Susan Baber has been named the Associate Provincial Assistant for Secondary Education for the new USA East Jesuit Province. The new province will come into being on July 31, Susan will assume this new role in August.