Fr. Angelo Sujeewa Pathirana, new Provincial of Sri Lanka
Father General has appointed F. Angelo Sujeewa Pathirana (51) as the new Superior Provincial of the Sri Lanka Province. Born in Wattala, in the Western province of Sri Lanka, he entered the Jesuit Noviciate in 1991. After his novitiate and juniorate formation in Sri Lanka, he studied Mathematics at St. Xavier’s College Mumbai. After philosophy, he did his Regency teaching at St. Aloysius College, Galle. He studied theology at the Gregorian University (Rome). After ordination in 2005, he served in a parish for one year and then was appointed socius to the Novice Master while doing vocation promotion for his Province.
2010 to 2013, he was at Fordham University (New York) for a Master’s Programme
in Pastoral Counseling and Spirituality. Returning to his Province, he became
Novice Master. In August 2020, Fr. Pathirana was appointed Socius to the
Provincial before being appointed as Provincial. The date of his entering into
office has not yet been announced.
Fr. Angelo Sujeewa Pathirana
New Provincial of Sri Lanka
The work of the 71st Congregation of Procurators came to a close at midday on Sunday 21 May. A majority of the Procurators voted “non cogenda”, i.e., not to convoke a General Congregation. In the afternoon, the members gathered in the Basilica of Loyola...
We pulled one representative from each of six Conferences and asked them for their thoughts about representing their brothers at CP71. Fr. J. Lourdu Xavier represents the Dumka-Raiganj Province (DUM). Fr. Thierry Anne represents the French Speaking European Province (EOF).
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The retreat for the Congregation of Procurators is a unique opportunity for the members to dive deep into the De Statu Societatis and reflect on it. It is a synthesis document prepared by Father General from reports received on the situation of the Society...
The hundred or so Jesuits gathered in Loyola, the birthplace of Saint Ignatius in Spain, are living an eight-day retreat together. To help you feel the atmosphere of this important gathering, here are some photos of the beginning of the event, including the opening Mass in the Basilica of Loyola.
Father General Arturo Sosa has appointed Fr. Thomas Amirtham Provincial of the Madurai (MDU) Province. Born on 25 May 1964, Fr. Amirtham entered the Society of Jesus on 5 July 1984, was ordained a priest on 19 November 1994, and pronounced his Final Vows on 29 April 2005.