Q&A with Father General: Special message from Father General
Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Jesuits, speaks to young men who might be thinking of joining the Jesuits, to be a priest or a brother. And he talks about the formation of the Jesuits.
This time, Father Sosa speaks directly to the young people who will be listening to his talk. He tells them about what it means to be committed to the religious life as a Jesuit, either by following the path that leads to the priesthood or in the vocation of a Jesuit brother. In both cases, the formation is demanding but it leads to a quality of service that is necessary in today’s world. He adds that there is much space in the Society of Jesus for the creation of new paths of commitment for faith and justice.
Father General has announced the appointment of the next General Treasurer of the Society. He will be Fr. Sebastian J. Jeerakassery, from the Delhi Province. He will assume office on 1 April 2023. He succeeds Fr. Thomas J. McClain who has held the position for the past 12 years.
Father General has appointed Fr. John Kobina Ghansah, 59, as the new Provincial of the Province of North West Africa (ANW). John Ghansah joined the Society at the novitiate in Benin City, Nigeria, in 1984. He studied philosophy in the...
Reflections during this Lent 2023
Father General has appointed Fr. Ioannes Baptista Tsutomu Sakuma as the new Provincial of the Japan Province. He was born in Kobe, Japan, 70 years ago, the city where he attended the Jesuit Junior and Senior High schools. His family was close to the Jesuits.
Vatican Observatory Foundation announces astronomers from the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Vatican Observatory (VO) teamed up to spectroscopically survey more than 1000 bright stars...
“On 6 February, the earthquake surprised me in Iskenderun. I had celebrated Sunday evening Mass in the cathedral with the Christian community made up of Latin Catholics, Maronites, Melkites, Armenians, Arabs, neophytes and Turkish catechumens...”