CIS 2025 Conference & Workshop

General Curia SJ in Rome 23-27 JUNE 2025

Conference on The Constitutions in the Life of the Society

23-25 June 2025

Workshop on Discernment ‘in common’

25-27 June 2025

Limited seats!

Basic information

Registration fee


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About the event

The Conference (23-25 June)

The principal aim of the conference is to explore The Constitutions and Complimentary Norms in the light of the Society’s life and mission today. Do they still speak to us, inspire, and shape the Society? [READ FULL]

The Workshop (25-27 June)

Communal discernment has increasingly entered into the Church’s own life through the development of synodal practices under the impetuous of Pope Francis. This workshop will explore the theology, theory and practice of discernment in common. [READ FULL]

The major part of the event will take place in the Aula of the General Curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome.

If you’d like to learn more about arriving at the Curia, click here.

Practical information

Bank details - IBAN

The Office of Secretary for the Service of Faith covers the major expenses of the Conference and Workshop. The registration fee is designed to cover some basic administrative expenses.

If, however, you would also like to make a further contribution towards the conference and workshop, that would be greatly appreciated.

The suggested collaboration per person for the CIS Conference is €35, if possible, by wire transfer. If the transfer has expensive commissions, you can also pay in cash at the Curia.

Bank details:

Beneficiario/Holder: Curia Generalizia della Compagnia di Gesù
IBAN: IT62I0200805008000105818149

Please indicate that the reason for the transfer is the “CIS Conference” when you send it.

Contact person

In any case please contact organizers:

Mrs Sonia Berri

Mr Bruno Pazzi
+39 3516916764

Arriving at the location

You can arrive at the General Curia using public or private transportation means.

Please click here to read more.

Meals / coffee breaks

The Conference and Workshop only offer light refreshments (morning and afternoon tea/coffee).

Wi-Fi access

password: 1491aa1540

Files access

Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda SJ

Former Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University. He has served the Holy See as a consultant to various Congregations and Councils; prelate and attorney at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura; judge of the Court of Appeals of the Vatican City State. He also collaborated in the drafting of several Apostolic Constitutions. He has published several books and over 110 articles specializing mainly in canon law.

Carlos Coupeau SJ

Member of the GEI (Grupo de Espiritualidad Ignaciana). He is currently teaching The Mystery of the Trinitarian God, Spiritual Theology and Liturgy. He holds the Main Researcher position at the Faculty of Theology (University of Deusto). His particular research interests are Spiritual Capital and Urban Theology.

José García De Castro Valdés SJ

His particular research area/field is Ignatian Spirituality which flows from the Foundational Texts (Sources) and the History of the First Society of Jesus.

Barton Geger SJ

Barton Geger is a teacher and research scholar at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College and general editor of Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. His interests include Ignatian spirituality, the desert tradition, and the history of the discernment of spirits.

Patrick C. Goujon SJ

Is Professor of History of Spirituality and Theology at Centre Sèvres-Facultés jésuites - Paris. His research interests are in history of Ignatian Spirituality and of spiritual direction.

James Hanvey SJ

Secretary for the Service of Faith (General Curia) previously Master of Campion Hall and member of the theology faculty University of Oxford. His particular research and teaching interests are in the areas of systematic theology and Catholic Social Thought as well as Ignatian Spirituality.

Hermann Rodriguez Osorio SJ

Doctor in Theology from Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid (Spain). Interested in the study of discernment in common from the Deliberation of the first fathers and the development of this practice from GC 31a. He is currently the Provincial of the Society of Jesus in Colombia.

Mark Rotseart SJ

Specialist in Ignatian Spirituality. Was novicemaster, twice Provincial of the Flemish Province, President of the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials, Superior of the Jesuit community at the PUG (Rome), assistant of Father General, Senior Fellow Ignatian Spirituality Campion Hall, Oxford, Superior Jesuit community Heverlee-Leuven (B).

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