Father General has announced the appointment of the next General Treasurer of the Society. He will be Fr. Sebastian J. Jeerakassery, from the Delhi Province. He will assume office on 1 April 2023. He succeeds Fr. Thomas J. McClain who has held the position for the past 12 years.
The General Curia
The Jesuit General Curia is the administrative centre of the Society. Just under 50 Jesuits work at the Curia with the vital assistance of about 50 lay people who collaborate on a day to day basis.
Collaboration with others is the only way the Society of Jesus can fulfil the mission entrusted to her.
Secretary of the Society
The Secretary of the Society, assisted by the Under-Secretary, oversees the official communication of Father General with the whole Society. He accompanies the work of the General Council at the service of the Superior General. He collects and organises the processing of statistical information on the Society of Jesus. Generally speaking, he coordinates the work of the Curia.
The General Treasurer oversees the finances and civil legal matters of the Society of Jesus.
The General Procurator advises Father General on all matters of Canon Law and the Law of the Society of Jesus.
The General Postulator oversees the processes towards beatification or canonization of Jesuits or others for whom the Society of Jesus has been asked to act.
Discernment and Apostolic Planning
In 2016, Father General Arturo Sosa appointed a Counsellor with special responsibility for Discernment and Apostolic Planning. The General Curia provides resources for planning and discernment and offers occasional workshops.
A discerning leadership programme has been initiated.
Resources for Discernment and Planning are found here.