Saturday 1 October 2016

The gathering has begun for GC36 in Rome

Jesuits from all over the world are gathering to elect a new General and discuss the renewal and updating of the mission of the Society of Jesus in the world today.  It is wonderful to meet so many from the diversity of cultures and continents where Jesuits work  live and work. These are priviliged moments of meeting one another and getting to know the different contexts of the work of the Society of Jesus from Syria to Sri Lanka, from Delhi to Dublin. In the orientation hour given to all the Delegates from the different Provinces and Regions around  it is amazing to sit in a newly restored Aula/ Hall where all the proceedings will take place and to receive instruction on the use of a Tablet which enables delegates  to vote, make interventions, receive translations of interventions and outlines the plan and proceedings of each day.  New technology has been introduced to the proceedings which will hopefully, allow proceedings move more smoothly and effectively.  The opening Mass takes place in the Gesu Church on Sunday 2nd October, 2016 at 5pm.

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