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Letter of Provincial concerning GC35 decrees

John Dardis SJ, Irish Jesuit Provincial, writes to the Province on the occasion of the official release of the decrees of General Congregation 35. For a useful summary of the decrees, see the Australian Province Express. Dear Friends, Father General has now officially issued the documents of General Congregation 35 and they are available on the Society’s website: The ...

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Feedback for Jesuits on GC35

The Irish Jesuits held their annual Assembly on 30 March, which was entitled ‘Called to the Frontiers‘ and focused on the recent General Congregation 35 in Rome. The two Irish delegates (pictured) who had attended the Congregation, Provincial John Dardis SJ and Jim Corkery SJ, addressed the Assembly on the Election of the new Father General, Adolfo Nicolás, the Congregation ...

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High turnout for Assembly

Over 120 Jesuits attended the annual Province Assembly this year in Clongowes, which was entitled ‘Called to the Frontiers‘ and focused on the recent General Congregation in Rome. The two Irish delegates, Provincial John Dardis and Jim Corkery, addressed the Assembly on the Election of Father General, the documents produced, and on our relationship with the Pope and the Vatican. ...

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Mass of closure: homily of Fr Nicolás

The homily given by Father Adolfo Nicolás at the closing Mass of General Congregation 35 has been released in English. Speaking in Italian at the Church of the Gesù on March 6, Fr Nicolás reflected on ‘the logic of the Christian experience’: ‘God is love, and so we too love. God is mercy, and so we too show mercy. God ...

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GC35 adopts first three decrees

Three decrees have been adopted by the General Congregation in Rome in recent days. The first of them (29 February) concerns ‘Governance at the Service of the Universal Mission‘ and calls for a renewal of the Jesuit mode of government in such a way that it remains authentically Ignatian. The second decree is ‘On Obedience’. It looks at issues which ...

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GC35 delegates meet Pope

Thursday 21 February was a highlight for the GC35 delegates in Rome. Normal business was suspended, as they were all invited to meet with the Holy Father in the Clementine Hall, one of the audience halls of the Vatican. “There was an air of excitement as we were shepherded up immense staircases,” Jim Corkery SJ writes; “Swiss Guards standing at the ...

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