Society of Jesus

Fr Christopher G. Llanos SJ
Fr General has named Fr Christopher G. Llanos SJ of the Canadian Province as the new Regional Superior of Guyana, a territory which will expand on 1st October to include the Jesuit community of Kingston, Jamaica of which Fr Llanos is currently Superior.Fr Chris was born in Trinidad in 1960 and was raised there until his family migrated to Canada in the 1970s. At university he majored in Psychology. He joined the Canadian Jesuits in August 1986, though the two years of novitiate were his longest...
The Society of Jesus has taken the first steps towards the beatification cause of Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, who was Superior General from 1965 to 1983.Fr General Arturo Sosa SJ announced this at the International Association of Jesuit Universities meeting in Bilbao, Spain when he addressed the 300 Jesuit and lay participants. “We are still at the beginning of the process, but the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, Angelo de Donatis, has given the approval that the Diocese of Rome open the process of...
For more than 150 years British Jesuits have travelled to Barmouth on the Welsh coast for rest and recreation, often walking or sailing up the Mawddach estuary to the inn at Penmaen Pool. One of the most famous of these men, the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, wrote a poem for the visitors’ book there in 1876.In keeping with tradition, the eleven British Jesuits between First Vows and ordination, and their three counterparts from the Low Countries, spent the final evening of a recent visit to...
Fr James Conway has recently returned to the UK from Guyana where he spent five years working in the remote interior with indigenous peoples. For much of his time he was based at St Ignatius parish in Lethem near the border with Brazil.“As the time came for me to leave Guyana I had been travelling for six months in the mountains and had already said many farewells to different groups. By the time I got back to St Ignatius I thought the people might have forgotten about me, so I was surprised at...
Protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, May 15. (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)
On May 27, Fr. José Alberto Idiáquez, SJ, president of the Central American University (UCA), the Jesuit university in Managua, Nicaragua, denounced a violent attack in which guards at the university’s front gates were targeted by para-police forces.On May 30, the UCA again denounced violence that erupted during a march as it neared its conclusion at the gates of the UCA. There, shots broke out and many were wounded. More than 5,000 individuals took refuge on the university campus, where they...
On March 27, 2018 the Holy Father confirmed the status of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) as a work of the Holy See. PWPN (AoP) is constituted as a pontifical work at the service of the Universal Church, with its legal headquarters located in the Vatican City State. The new statutes make modifications pertinent to the “recreation” of the AoP which began formally in 2014.The PWPN (AoP) was previously directed by the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, who...
Jesuit seminarian killed in 1996
The Society of Jesus is actively supporting the cause for the beatification of a Filipino Jesuit seminarian who was killed in a grenade explosion in 1996.Richard Fernando travelled to Cambodia in 1995 to serve at a Jesuit mission that helped those affected by polio and injured by landmines and other accidents. He was 26 years of age when he was killed in an explosion at the Technical School of the Handicapped (run by Jesuits) in Phnom Penh. The explosion happened as he was trying to calm down...
Tony Montfort
Today is the 10 year anniversary of former Director of Jesuit Missions, Anthony Edward Montfort who died at the age of 67 on 26th June 2007.Tony was not a Jesuit, however he dedicated over four decades of his life to serving the Society and was often referred to by many people as an “honorary Jesuit”.He was born on 1st September 1940 and was educated by the Jesuits at Donhead and Wimbledon College.He joined the Sacred Heard Jesuit Church and worked with the Club Scouts and with young...
Fr Damian Howard SJ
Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, the General Superior of the Society of Jesus has appointed Fr DAMIAN HOWARD SJ as the next Provincial Superior of the Jesuit British Province. Fr Howard will take up this post on 1st September this year. He replaces Fr Dermot Preston SJ, who has been Provincial Superior since 2011.Fr Howard was born in Redhill, Surrey, in 1967, and was educated at Trinity School in Croydon. He went on to read music and divinity at Trinity College, Cambridge, and then joined the Jesuit...
Fr Pedro de Ribadeneira SJ, 1526 - 1611
A new translation that will throw light on St Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus which he founded has just been published by Way Books. Pedro de Ribadeneira, Treatise on the Governance of St Ignatius of Loyola, has been translated by Fr Joseph A. Munitiz SJ of Campion Hall in Oxford, revealing Ignatius’ charism and lessons on governance for those involved in religious life and beyond.Pedro de Ribadeneira was born in 1526 (or possibly 1527) and was admitted into the Society of Jesus...

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