The largest Jesuit scholasticate in the world – full of life!

The young Jesuits at De Nobili College – their “selfie”

Most people wouldn’t be able to locate Pune, India on a map, but it’s a city of major importance to the Society of Jesus. Located in this city of 6.8 million inhabitants, medium-sized by Indian standards, is the largest Jesuit scholasticate in the world. 138 Jesuits from the South Asian Assistancy call Pune their home as they study philosophy and theology at De Nobili College. Come and see their “day in the life.”

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Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth – The Papal Seminary

De Nobili College isn’t the only seminary in the city of Pune, India, nor is it the only one run by the Society of Jesus! Since its inception in Sri Lanka in 1893, and through its move to Pune in 1955, the Papal seminary Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV – Enlightenment of Knowledge) has been run by Jesuits. Twinned with De Nobili College, the largest Jesuit scholasticate in the world, JDV teaches seminarians from 62 dioceses around India. Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, is the Chancellor of JDV. The Rector and two members of the faculty tell us about their institution, where both Jesuits and Seminarians study philosophy and theology.

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