Ignatian Colleagues Gathering

Jesuit Superiors

March 19-22, 2024

Franciscan Renewal Center

Scottsdale, AZ


Welcome to JSN’s 2024 Jesuit Superiors ICG landing page.

The Jesuit Superior: Leading an Apostolic Community in a Change of Eras 

The GC 35 document, “Governance at the Service of Universal Mission,” addresses the ways Jesuit governance structures and leadership roles work in service of the Society’s universal mission. In describing the superior’s role, the document combines “love of the members of his community and support for their local apostolic responsibilities and religious lives” with “developing (the community’s) apostolic life” as key elements. In the words of Fr. Sosa’s March 2023 “Letter to the Whole Society” the contemporary superior’s role reflects the “inseparable and complementary dimensions of cura apostolica and cura personalis exercised in the life-mission of the Society.” 

This is a tall order, especially in an era of multi-apostolic communities and, in the words of the 70th Congregation of Procurators, “communities composed of a significant number of members who may have no direct dealings with the apostolate.” Leading muti-apostolic communities responsible for apostolates in which few or no Jesuits currently serve is a challenge to the local superior’s combined duties of cura apostolica and cura personalis.

Jesuit superiors of communities affiliated with the ministry of pre-secondary and secondary education are invited to join their brothers at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ, to reflect on their roles, share their experiences, offer feedback, and consider new opportunities… all in a beautiful (and warm) desert setting. 


JSN only charges participants for the costs we incur – we do not operate Ignatian Colleague Gatherings at a profit. The approximate Event Registration fee for this ICG is $950. 

Registration for this event is forthcoming. 

Planning Group:

  • Karin Botto, Ed.D. (Facilitator), Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Syracuse University, Syracuse
  • Billy Biegler, S.J., Superior, Loyola Jesuit Community, Los Angeles
  • Jim Croghan, S.J., Superior, BC High Jesuit Community, Boston
  • Pat Fairbanks, S.J., Superior, Taylor Street Jesuit Community, Chicago
  • Bob Reiser, S.J., Executive Director, Jesuit Schools Network, Washington, DC

If you have questions or suggestions as we prepare for our Jesuit Superiors ICG, please contact:

Bob Reiser, S.J. | jccuseced@jesuits.org
Executive Director
Jesuit Schools Network

Event Registration

Registration information is forthcoming.