Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General, has appointed Fr.
Enric Puiggròs Llavinés as the new Provincial of Spain. The announcement to the
Province was made on Thursday 9 March, adding that Fr. Puiggròs would take
office in June 2023.
Enric Puiggròs, 48, was a student at the Colegio Sant Ignasi de Sarrià and
entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in 1993. In addition to the usual
theological studies, he did a degree in fundamental theology on Ignatian
pedagogy. He was ordained a priest in 2006 and did his Tertianship in Cape
Coast, Ghana, in 2012. It was during this time that he worked with the Jesuit
Refugee Service (JRS) in South Sudan.
Among the responsibilities he has carried over the years
is that of vocation promoter for eight years for the Province of Spain and
later, from 2017, the coordination of the Province’s pre-novitiate team. When
in 2014 the former Provinces of Spain were unified, he was chosen as
Provincial’s Consultor, a responsibility he has kept until now. In the last two
years, he has also been the Delegate of the Apostolic Platform of Catalonia.
artistic skills are well known, especially his pastoral involvement in music,
as a participant in various religious music groups, the best known being Jesuitas Acústico. He will be the
Procurator of his Province at the Congregation of Procurators, which will take
place in Loyola, Spain, next May.