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The Jesuits in Britain currently have a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant, who will work within the Treasurer’s team. The Accounts Assistant will process purchase invoices, make other payments, be responsible for the banking and for salaries. This post is based in central London, and requires applicants to be flexible where necessary. Applicants should meet the person specification and main responsibilities listed in the job description below.  Please e-mail your CV to recruitment@...
The Jesuits have expressed their solidarity with the people of Kenya, following the massacre at Garissa University. Writing on behalf of the Society of Jesus, the Vicarius ad tempus (representing Father General Nicolás), Fr Gabriel Ignacio Rodriguez SJ wrote to the Jesuits in Nairobi: "I would like to express the Society's sympathy and prayerful support with regard to the continued abominable events in Kenya particularly the most recent Al Shabaab heinous attack at Garissa...
Yesterday Pope Francis sharply rebuked Vatican officials in his annual Christmas speech to his Curia staff and local cardinals.  This occasion is traditionally used by popes make a gentle review of the past year’s achievements and set goals for the year ahead.The pope has frequently criticised the Curia’s resistance to reform and lack of human sympathy. In this impassioned and unexpected speech he listed  fifteen diseases to which his officials are particularly prone:1) Feeling...
The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, has announced that the Society's 36th General Congregation (GC36) will begin with a celebration of the Eucharist on the evening of 2 October 2016. The first plenary session will take place on 3 October 2016, the Feast of St Francis Borgia, at the General Curia in Rome."Meditating on the call of the Eternal King, what do we discern to be the three most important calls that the Lord makes to the whole Society today?...
“Financial management is a fundamental and necessary apostolic service in the Society” which helps it realise its Mission (i.e. the service of faith and the promotion of justice). That is, at least how I see my role. I am a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, who previously worked as Finance Director at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Before that I was Finance Director for an international water engineering company.I am a Catholic, having converted at the age of 18...
Pope Francis was a surprise guest at the Jesuit Curia in Rome last Thursday. The Community was about to celebrate the Feast of the founder of the Society of Jesus, St Ignatius Loyola, when the Holy Father told Father General Adolfo Nicolás that he would like to join them.The Pope’s visit was private and informal. He joined the Jesuits and their lay co-workers for a meal in the refectory, then retired with them for coffee in the recreation room. Among those at the meal were seven siblings...
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Before coming to work as the Director of Development and Communications with the Jesuits my career had been mainly in the arts and cultural sector.  My Catholic family history originated with a family of Dutch extraction settled over many generations in Bombay.  One of my great uncles was a Jesuit of the Bombay province, and one of my great aunts was a Poor Claire sister.  Although I wasn’t aware of it at the time, my north London primary school, run by the Companions...
Adolfo Nicolás was born in Villamuriel de Cerrato, Palencia, Spain, on 29 April 1936 and entered the Jesuit novitiate of Aranjuez in 1953. He studied at the University of Alcalá, where he earned his licentiate in philosophy. In 1960, he was assigned to Japan where he studied theology at Sophia University in Tokyo. He was ordained to the priesthood on 17 March 1967.From 1968 to 1971, Fr Nicolás studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, from where he earned a doctorate in theology....