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GC35 photographs

A number of photographs by Wisconsin Jesuit Don Doll have been made available to Jesuit publications. In some of them, the Irish Electors, John Dardis and Jim Corkery, can be seen at their places as the Congregation begins a session with a prayer at which two of the Dublin-based tertians assist.

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The Jesuit job description

John Dear SJ, web columnist with the National Catholic Reporter, reflects on GC35 in an article The Jesuits gather in Rome. Peace activist John Dear hopes that Jesuits “reclaim our early historic Gospel zeal, the spirit of our saints and martyrs.” As Jesuit leaders gather in Rome to plot our work for the next few decades, pray with me that ...

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Jesuit Congregation begins in Rome

The Thirty-fifth General Congregation (GC35) of the Jesuits was formally opened in Rome on Monday 7 January. More than 220 Jesuits from around the world convened at the Jesuit Curia, which is close to the Vatican, to elect a new Superior General and to discuss the apostolic challenges confronting the Society in the years ahead. Father Kolvenbach is expected to ...

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Homily at the Opening Mass of GC35

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Franc Card. Rodé, C.M. Dear members of the xxxv General Congregation of the Society of Jesus St Ignatius considered the General Congregation “work and a distraction” (Const. 677) which momentarily interrupts the apostolic commitments of a large number of qualified members of the Society of Jesus and for this reason, clearly differing from what is ...

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Five facts about the Jesuits

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A window on a General Congregation

by Jim Corkery SJ, Irish Province Elector On amdg.ie you will find information about what a General Congregation does.  But you may wonder about the experience of one– about what it’s actually like to be there.  Well, you wouldn’t be alone in that!  After Christmas I will go off to Rome with Fr. John Dardis, the Irish Jesuit Provincial, since ...

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Roads to Rome

The Irish Provincial, John Dardis SJ, and Jim Corkery SJ will travel to Rome in January to take part in the 35th Jesuit General Congregation (GC35) . This is the ruling body for deciding issues around Jesuit mission and identity. This Congregation will address, among other issues, the retirement of Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, General since 1983 and now 78 years ...

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