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Designing a process to prepare the whole CJ for General Congregation 2020

Over the two days of 8 and 9 November 2019, a small group came together at the Generalate in Rome to design a process to involve the whole CJ in preparing for General Congregation 2020.
The group consisted of Matthieu Daum, its facilitator, and the facilitator of the General Congregation, Philip Endean SJ, Ignatian resource person (more about both can be found on the Meet the Core Steering Group page of the website), Sisters Jane Livesey and Prisca Vadakepoondikulam of the General Leadership team, and Sisters Anna Quinterio (Italy), Helena Kang (Korea) and Gemma Simmonds (England), all elected delegates to the General Congregation.
The two days were lively and energising and by the end of them a process for preparing for the General Congregation, lasting from February to June 2020, had been designed in outline. This process, based on personal reflection and community conversations, will now be further worked on by some of the members of the group.  In due course, the material they produce will be circulated among the members of the CJ and also uploaded onto this website. 

This news item will expire on 15/01/2020.

Meeting of the European Provincial Superiors in San Sebastian / Spain

From 28 October to 1 November 2019, the 6 European Provincial Superiors of the Congregation of Jesus met in San Sebastian. The main topic was the new European Novitiate which began on 1 September 2019 in Vienna. Sr. Johanna Schulenburg CJ, the director of the novitiate, also attended this meeting to share her views and to answer questions. Another topic was the meeting of the Sisters under 60, to be held in Bucharest, Romania. Philip Endean SJ moderated the sessions. Sr. Blanca IBVM was the translator. Sr. Elena and Sr. Elisabeth of the General Leadership team also attended the meeting. It was the last meeting of the European Provincial Superiors during the term of office of the current Generalate. All will meet again during the General Congregation in the summer of 2020 in Nemi. (Text and photos / eka)

This news item will expire on 06/01/2020.

Canonisation on St Peter’s Square

On Sunday, 13th October 2019, during a Holy mass on St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis has canonised five people: the EnglishCcardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890), the Swiss Marguerite Bays (1815-1879) as well as three foundresses of religious congregations - Maria Teresa Chiramel Mankidiyan (1876-1926) from India, Giuseppina Vannini (1859-1911) from Italy and Dulce Lopes Pontes (1914-1992) from Brazil.
Sister Jane was seated very close to the altar in St Peter as the guest of the British Ambassador to the Holy See. 

This news item will expire on 19/12/2019.