Father General reconvened his “Extended Council” from 9 to 13 September in Rome. As a reminder, the members are not only the Counsellors of the General and his Regional Assistants, but also the Presidents of the six Jesuit Conferences around the world and the heads of the Secretariats based at the Curia.
This time, four themes were on the agenda. First, the engagement among Superiors and Directors of Works between the considerations of shared mission. Second, the question of networking, an emphasis from the 36th General Congregation to ensure a stronger and more effective presence of the Society in the world.
The third theme reflected on the Ignatian Year that will be celebrated throughout the Society from May 2021 to July 2022. We are at a stage of discernment to hear the call of the Lord to the Society today, especially to identify on which paths of conversion it can progress. The Ignatian Year will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the experience of conversion of Saint Ignatius after being wounded in Pamplona.