Today, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, ten novices of the North-West Africa Province of the Society of Jesus professed their simple and perpetual vows at the solemn mass, held at the Jesuit Novitiate Chapel of St. Ignatius. The mass was presided over by the provincial of the North-West Africa Province, Very Rev. Fr. Chukwuyenum Afiawari, S.J.
On the morning of Saturday, June 13, 2020, full rain clouds filled the skies as the deacons to be, processed to the Chapel in masks and gloves with the ordaining prelate, Mgr. Jean Salomon Lezoutié, Bishop of the diocese of Yopougon in Côte d’Ivoire. Read more
From afar, I could see golden letters arranged as W – E – L – C – O – M – E smiling at me from the entrance of the chapel. The style and dexterity of the letters were too familiar. They were at once arty and assuring....
Taking the vows is an act of commitment to the cross and resurrection of Christ. It takes a long time to take the vows, and it is the complete incorporation of the young man into the Society of Jesus....
Parishioners, friends and family made their way to the Divine Physician and St. Luke Catholic Chaplaincy (LUTH) Idi-Araba, Lagos to witness the profession of final vows of Chikere Ugwuanyi, SJ and Peter Chidolue, SJ..
“A man of grace and wisdom, simple, unpretentious, dedicated”
The Jesuit General Curia in Rome today announced that former Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás died, today, in Tokyo, Japan. He was a member of the Jesuit community of Loyola House in Kamishakujii, and had been ill for a number of years. He is deeply mourned by the Jesuits of Japan and Asia Pacific, his family and compatriots in Spain, and his many friends around the world. Read more . . .
I am glad to be able to join you today at this time of change and challenge when so many of the world’s population is in a kind of isolation or ‘lockdown’ because of the Corona Virus. This crisis will have a huge impact on how we relate to each other; on how we work; on how the world economy is run; on how we pray together; on how we carry out mission in the Society of Jesus and in the Church. Read More
Over the past two years, the Society of Jesus worldwide engaged in the process of communal discernment seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit to know where God is inviting us. The Universal Apostolic Preferences are the fruit this very process of communal discernment which employed a down-top approach. These issues of monumental importance were submitted to the Holy Father, Pope Francis, … Read More
Fr. Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya, S.J. is a Congolese Jesuit astronomer working at the Vatican Observatory. His passion for the stars had been a driving force behind many of his projects which have attracted collaboration with other astronomers include the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). His immense contribution to the field of study resulted in the naming of an asteroid after him, “Kikwaya Asteroid”.
We provide others the opportunity to experience Christ actively in their daily lives by drawing from the well of the Ignatian spiritual exercises.
Jesuit priests and brothers serve the faithful by providing pastoral care through our parishes and hospital chaplaincy .
... “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? James 2: 16
We, the members of the North-West Africa Province of the Society of Jesus, realize, like our founder St. Ignatius, that we are weak and can do nothing good in the world except for the Spirit of God, which prompts us to works of faith and justice.