Father General has appointed Fr Xavier Olin as the next
Provincial for the Philippine Province. He was born 49 years ago in Naga, where
he studied Literature and got his diploma at the Jesuit school of Ateneo de
Naga University in 1994. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1997 and studied
theology at Loyola School of Theology in Manila. He was ordained to the
priesthood in 2008 and has been mainly assigned to formation work since then.
Fr Xave was Province Vocations Director and Arvisu
House Candidacy Director before being named Superior of the Jesuit Community of
Xavier School in Manila. At Xavier School, he was Director of Campus Ministry.
After tertianship in Australia, he was assigned to San Jose Seminary and served
as Director of its Spiritual Pastoral Formation Year program. Currently, he is
Rector of Loyola House of Studies, Province Delegate for Formation, and
Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality.
Olin will assume office at a date that is still to be determined.