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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Spirituality: General Congregation #35 highlights

Fr. Adolfo Nicholas, S.J. was elected 30th Superior General of the Society of Jesus at the 35th General Congregation in the winter of 2008 succeeding Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. who served as leader of the Jesuits for 25 years.

Jesuit delegates and provincials from across the globe gathered to discuss timely issues for Jesuit governance. The list of decrees appears below. Go to: www.sjweb.info/35/documents/Decrees.pdf for a detailed description of the decrees.

Decree 1: “With Renewed Vigor and Zeal” – The Society of Jesus responds to the invitation of the Holy Father.

Decree 2: “A Fire That Kindles All Others” – Rediscovering our Charism.

Decree 3: “Sent to the Frontiers” – Challenges to our Mission Today.

Decree 4: Obedience in the Life of the Society of Jesus.

Decree 5: Governance at the Service of the Universal Mission.

Decree 6: Collaboration at the Heart of Mission.

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