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The New Provincials Meet in the Curia

The Colloquium for new Provincials (Spanish speaking) has begun on 2nd March 2015 at the General Curia Rome. There are 12 Provincials participating in the meeting. The colloquium, will offer them a deeper understanding of the issues faci... >>> More

Fr. Alexis Premkumar, SJ released after eight months in captivity in Afghanistan

After more than eight months in captivity, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is delighted by the announcement of the release of Fr Alexis Prem Kumar. JRS is immensely grateful to the Indian government for its role in achieving his relea... >>> More

Fr. General welcomes the First Cardinal of Myanmar

Fr. General welcomed Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Myanmar's first Catholic Cardinal, at the Curia today. Cardinal Bo aims to work toward peace and reconciliation between the country's divergent religious groups, in the present time of increasing int... >>> More

Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus, is a worldwide Roman Catholic religious order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He originally called his group "The Company of Jesus" to indicate its true leader, the title was Latinized into "Societas Jesu" in the Bull of Pope Paul III on 27 Sept., 1540. The motto of the Society of Jesus is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the Greater Glory of God). Click : Mission Statement.

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Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.

Born on April 29, 1936 in Villamuriel de Cerrato (Palencia province), Spain. January 19, 2008 he was elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus... More

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Today in History

7 March

1801/ "Second Confirmation" Day: Pius VII in his brief Catholicae Fidei confirmed Franciszek Kareu as Superior General of the Jesuits in Russia. Thereafter Pius VII wrote to Kereu as "General of the Society of Jesus."

1980/ Matthew Mannaparambil, a parish priest at Sasaram in Patna/Bihar, India, was assassinated.

Fr. Theodore Overberg : 50 Years in the Society of Jesus

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Vol. XIX, No. 04 ,                                   March 5, 2015



Father General has appointed:


- Fr. Stefan Dartmann (GER) as new rector of the German and Hungarian College. He takes over from Fr. Benedikt Lautenbacher (GER). Fr. Dartmann was born in 1956, entered the Society of Jesus in 1978 and was ordained a priest in 1986.  His previous assignments include parish priest of Saint Eugenia in Stockholm (1986-2004), Provincial of Germany (2004-2010), and Director of the Foundation for Solidarity with Churches of...


BRITAIN: 40 to run Marathon for Jesuit Missions

An unprecedented team of 40 runners is preparing to run the 2015 London Marathon to raise funds for Jesuit Missions (JM).  This year's runners include a father and son partnership in the shape of Austin and Jonathan Lafferty from Mount St Mary's College in Derbyshire, along with the College's Chaplain Fr Simon Ellis. The London Marathon will take place on Su...

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