The General Congregation has begun, with a homily by Cardinal Francis Rode, C.M. prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. It’s included here, on Creighton’s wonderful GC 35 website: " GC 35 Info" The photo is by Don Doll, S.J., a photographer who is documenting the Congregation. More photos can be found at his website here: " GC 35 Photos " Not surprisingly, and as Vatican officials usually choose to do on these occasions, the cardinal spoke of the fidelity of the Society of Jesus to the Church. ""Consecration to service to Christ cannot be separated from consecration to service to the Church," he said. "It is with sorrow and anxiety that I see that the ’sentire cum ecclesia’ of which your founder frequently spoke is diminishing even in some members of religious families. The Church is waiting for a light from you to restore the ’sensus Ecclesiae.’" Then, after a few days of Society business, comes the "murmuratio," as the delegates "murmur" about possible generals. James Martin, S.J.