The most recent (2008) of the General Congregations of the Society of Jesus, of which there have been 35 in almost 450 years. Written on the occasion of the election of Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, as Superior General of the Jesuits. In May 2014 Fr. Nicolás announced his intention to resign, making an October 2016 General Congregation 36 necessary. Find more information on Congregations at jesuits.org.