What are you
proud of, as Provincial, after a year in your role?
I must say that I am proud of our Province because
despite fewer Jesuits, we minister to over 30 different ministries in
companionship with over 1,800 women and men who share the Ignatian vision of the
service of faith and the promotion of justice in the Australian Province. Most
of our Jesuit companions are still very active even though they have passed
What is most
challenging nowadays for the Jesuits in the Australian Province?
We lack personnel, especially younger Jesuits who can
contribute to the number of ministries in our Province.
On a personal
and spiritual level - what are your expectations, your dreams, your hope for
the Gospel message to have an impact through the work of the Society of Jesus
in Australia for the next few years?
hope and dreams are to continue to carry out God’s work and contribute to the
Church in Australia in the area of Spirituality as well as service to the poor
and the excluded in our society. The First Companions and St Ignatius’ mission
was to save souls and to serve God through others. Hence, the Australian
Province will continue to carry out God’s mission in today’s society with joy
and with love and to bring Good News to those who suffer from material or