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 (UMI Province, USA) who has held the position
for the past 12 years.
In the general day-to-day life of the Curia, Sebastian
Jeerakassery is known simply as “Jeera”. He was born in 1970, and entered the
Society in 1989. He completed his initial formation in Patna, and studied
philosophy and mathematics in Chennai. He completed his theological studies at
the Regional Theology Centers in
Patna. In 2004 he was ordained priest, and he pronounced his final vows in
his ordination, he served as the Provincial Treasurer of the Province from 2005
until 2012. During that time he was also engaged in a number of pastoral
activities, which included the responsibility of a parish for two years. In
2012 he became the director of the Loyola
Vocational Institute (Delhi), and in 2016 he was appointed Provincial of
his Province. In 2020, he was called by Father General to be a member of the
Treasurer’s team at the General Curia, where he served as an Assistant to the