Your prayers are requested for the success of General Congregation 36.
As October dawns, more than 200 Jesuits from around the world will convene in Rome for General Congregation 36 (GC36). The General Congregation is the highest decision-making body in the Society of Jesus and happens rarely; this is only the 36th such gathering in 460 years!
For Jesuits and the ministries we sponsor, this is a very important time. A two-fold task lies before us, first to elect a new Superior General to replace Father General Adolfo Nicolás, who has asked to resign, and then to discern the call of the Lord to us today.
Jesuits will need wisdom, zeal, and attentiveness, since the decisions made at GC36 will impact our ministries and how we respond to a rapidly changing world.
We invite you to follow what happens at the Congregation at the dedicated website. The site also has relevant information on the importance of the Congregation in the life of the Society and how it works, as well as a prayer room, which will allow you to share in the prayer of the Congregation You can also sign up to receive a daily newsletter.
Even more importantly, we ask you to please pray for and with the Jesuits who attend the Congregation.