Jesuits in South Africa
Members of the Society of Jesus have been serving the Catholic Church in South Africa continuously since 1875 when they were invited to Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. For one hundred years they worked in various parts of South Africa in education, missions and parishes, and trained others who were on their way to jobs north of the Limpopo River. Since 1978 the South African Jesuits have been given more responsibility for their own works.
Today, South African Jesuits can be found in many different ministries: spiritual/retreat directors - especially of the Spiritual Exercises; parish priests; teachers in schools, seminaries, colleges and universities; school and university chaplains.
In addition, South African Jesuits work in financial adminstration, marriage preparation/counselling, refugee work, medicine, academic and research work.
Regional Superior: Fr David Smolira SJ
493 Marshall Street
2094 South Africa
Tel. (+27) 011 614 5539
Fax: (+27) 011 614 9043