The meeting provides an opportunity to live and work
in one place, a big advantage for the participants after the global pandemic
prevented these face-to-face meetings, which are very important for a topic deeply
marked by the human dimension. The session is not intended to bring the work of
the Commission to a close, rather it is about preparing the guidelines and
structure for a document to be presented to the General Council, and then to
the Superior General himself, in view of the continuation of the work.
The analysis of Decree 14 mentioned above, the
contribution of the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology – involved from
the beginning because of the social dimension of the subject – and the more
recent context of synodality in the Church, are among the inputs for this
session. There was also an encounter with the JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service)
team, an organisation where women play important roles at many levels. Finally,
prayer is omnipresent in the gathering: spiritual conversation, Eucharist,
visit to the rooms of St Ignatius, practice of the Ignatian Examen.
the meeting, we will offer some testimonies from some of the participants – especially
from the female participants.