Scholastic

Chris Brolly SJ at Rheims
Chris Brolly SJ is studying Philosophy at Centre Sèvres in Paris and belongs to a community of 35 Jesuits there.  He shares his experience of being part of a large mixed community and a member of a “fraternity group”.It’s fantastic to be among such a large group of Jesuits who come from all over the world (we have twelve different nationalities in our house!). There are 25 scholastics (those, like me, who are doing their ‘first studies’ having completed the novitiate stage of formation)...
At 24, I’m one of the youngest members of the province. Whenever I meet people and begin to explain that I’m from Guyana, there is always a brief pause as they try to remember its geographical location. It’s the only English speaking country in South America and is one of the two regions attached to the British Province. I spent most of my life in Guyana until I entered the novitiate in 2011 in Birmingham.I completed the novitiate and took vows in 2013. I’ve since...
I’m Kensy Joseph. I was born in Kuwait of Indian parents in 1980 and I entered the British Province when I was 27. Ten years after joining the Jesuits I was ordained to the priesthood in July 2018. When I first realised God might be calling me to the priesthood and the religious life, I was surprised! In search of deeper meaning than I found in the corporate life - I studied engineering at university, and worked in business consulting and banking prior to entering the Society - I looked to...