In just a few days, the Congregation of Procurators will begin in Loyola, Spain and over
100 Jesuits from every continent will take part. A key moment will be the presentation of the De
Statu Societatis - the State of the Society of Jesus - by Fr. General,
Arturo Sosa. Among other topics, the De Statu will reflect on the Universal
Apostolic Preferences and how they are shaping our life and mission.
“The Congregation of Procurators is a
unique opportunity to listen to the Spirit,” said Fr. Sosa. “We live in a period of enormous
change and the Universal Apostolic Preferences have launched us on an adventure
of discovery. Our common home is threatened as never before; poverty is on the
increase and people feel increasingly alienated and marginalised; men and women
are hungry for the life-giving Spirit; the young long for a hope-filled future.
The meeting here in Loyola will be a chance to
reflect on how this adventure is going and help us to deepen it.”
On May 6th, the
participants begin an 8-day retreat. It will be led by General Counsellors, Frs
Victor Assouad, Claudio Paul and Mark Ravizza. Retreat points will be presented,
with translation, on successive days in French, Spanish and English. The
retreat runs from May 6-14. The canonical part of the Procurators’ Congregation
runs from May 15th and ends on Ascension Day, May 21st with a closing
mass in the Loyola basilica.