Father General

Arturo Sosa
Father General Arturo Sosa has been interviewed by L’Osservatore Romano after his first nine months governing the world-wide Society of Jesus. Giving an insight into the global apostolic reach of the Jesuits, he has already visited India, Peru, Spain, Germany, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  When asked to describe the Jesuit mission today, Father Sosa describes it as putting into practice reconciliation each day. This happens in different...
Superior Generals Nicolas and Kolvenbach in 2008
Dear Brother in Christ,I do not know who you are.I write this on Thursday and you will be elected as Father General on Friday. Whether you are old or young, or whether I know you well, or whether we have only exchanged a smile and a few words in these last days, I will speak.Firstly, the days of murmuratio will have been gruelling for your soul: as the hours have unfolded, you will have grown aware that people have been inquiring about you and scrutinising you, and those people who know you....
Father General Adolfo Nicolás
On 2nd October 2016, the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus will open in Rome. Father General Adolfo Nicolás has indicated that he will submit, to the General Congregation, a request to stepdown from leadership. The General Congregation is free to accept his request to stepdown, or not to accept it. In this short conversation with Fr Patrick Mulemi, Father General speaks about expectations from General Congregation 36.Of course, the agenda is that of the Holy Spirit and the...
Saturday 2 August is the Feast of St Pierre Favre SJ – the first since he was canonised by Pope Francis last year. One of the original Companions alongside St Ignatius Loyola and St Francis Xavier, it was Favre who was ordained first and presided over the Mass at Montmartre at which they committed themselves to founding the Society of Jesus. When Pope Francis announced his ‘equivalent canonisation’ last December, the Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolás said: “...
The Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, will be visiting London briefly as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations for Heythrop College.  He will arrive Thursday evening and will celebrate Mass at Farm Street Church this Friday morning at 7.30am. Fr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ, the parish priest at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, described the visit by the Jesuit Superior General as “a great honour”.Father Nicolás has been Superior...
Father Adolfo Nicolás SJ, who has been Superior General of the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus) since 2008, has announced his intention to resign. Having recently reached the age of 78, Fr Nicolás says he has received the approval of his advisers (Assistants) and has informed Pope Francis that he intends to convoke a General Congregation for the latter part of 2016. That will be occasion when his resignation will be formally submitted and his successor will be elected.In a letter to the entire...
Next week, Fr General Adolfo Nicolás SJ will be setting off for a series of meetings in Latin America. His trip will begin next Friday 25 April, when he will be visiting Guyana, a Region of the British Province.The Jesuits first came to Guyana in 1857 and they currently have three communities in the country.  Guyana is the only English-speaking country on the South American continent. It is the size of the United Kingdom but has fewer than a million inhabitants. Both culturally and...