In Oxford, Father General visits the <i>Laudato Si’ Research Institute</i>

In Oxford, Father General visits the Laudato Si’ Research Institute

On the third day of his visit to the British Province, Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General, went to Oxford. He visited Campion Hall, the Society’s College, which has been part of this prestigious university for over 125 years. It was not only an opportunity to get in touch...

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Father General visits <i>Manresa House</i>, the international novitiate in Birmingham

Father General visits Manresa House, the international novitiate in Birmingham

The English-speaking novitiate in Birmingham is based in a large industrial city with universities, hospitals and prisons, in an extensive multi-cultural and multi-faith population, with numerous centres for refugees and asylum seekers. The Jesuit community...

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Father General in North Wales: St Beuno’s Jesuit Spiritual Centre

Father General in North Wales: St Beuno’s Jesuit Spiritual Centre

Father Arturo Sosa, the Superior General, is currently spending a few days in the British Province. Following his initial visit to Liverpool, he proceeded to the St Beuno’s Jesuit Spiritual Centre located in Wales. During his homily...

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New Provincial of the Jesuits of French-speaking Western Europe: Fr. Thierry Dobbelstein

New Provincial of the Jesuits of French-speaking Western Europe: Fr. Thierry Dobbelstein

Father General has appointed Fr. Thierry Dobbelstein as the next Provincial Superior of the Jesuits of French-speaking Western Europe. This Province includes France, the Walloon Region of Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as Greece, Mauritius and Réunion.

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Antuan Ilgit: the Turkish Jesuit who lived through the earthquake

Antuan Ilgit: the Turkish Jesuit who lived through the earthquake

“On 6 February, the earthquake surprised me in Iskenderun. I had celebrated Sunday evening Mass in the cathedral with the Christian community made up of Latin Catholics, Maronites, Melkites, Armenians, Arabs, neophytes and Turkish catechumens...”

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New Provincial for Spain: Fr. Enric Puiggròs

New Provincial for Spain: Fr. Enric Puiggròs

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.

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Fr. Dalibor Renić, new President of JCEP

Fr. Dalibor Renić, new President of JCEP

Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General, has nominated Fr. Dalibor Renić as the next President of the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials (JCEP).

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New Provincial of Croatia: Fr. Sebastian Šujević

New Provincial of Croatia: Fr. Sebastian Šujević

Father General Arturo Sosa has appointed Father Sebastian Šujević as the next Provincial of Croatia.Fr. Sebastian is aged 44 and comes from the city of Rijeka, Croatia. He grew up in a Jesuit parish in his native city, where he also attended the Salesian High School.

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Earthquake emergency in Turkey and Syria

Earthquake emergency in Turkey and Syria

“We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and communities affected by the recent earthquakes in Syria and Turkey” said Fr Arturo Sosa. “Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, homes, and communities.”

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New Provincial for Ireland: Fr. Shane Daly

New Provincial for Ireland: Fr. Shane Daly

Father General Arturo Sosa has chosen Father Shane Daly as the next Provincial of Ireland. He is aged 49 and he entered the Society of Jesus at the age of 35, in 2008. Before joining the Jesuits, he worked as a teacher in a prison for youth offenders.

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Identifying the challenges and opportunities of secularisation in the post-modern era

Identifying the challenges and opportunities of secularisation in the post-modern era

One of the challenges facing the Society of Jesus in Europe is the emergence of new vocations. “We need to pray more,” Fr. General said, because we must not forget that “vocations come from God.”

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Fourth Centenary of the British Province Celebrated

Fourth Centenary of the British Province Celebrated

On 21st January 1623 Fr. General Vitelleschi issued a decree canonically establishing the English Province of the Society of Jesus. Four hundred years to the day after this decree was issued Jesuits, lay-people and other religious working alongside us...

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