Fr. John K Ghansah, SJ has been appointed the new provincial of the North-West Africa Province.

Father General Arturo Sosa has appointed Fr. John Kobina Ghansah, SJ, as the new provincial of the North-West Africa Province of the Society of Jesus.

Until his appointment, Fr. John was the Socius to the Provincial. Before his role as Socius, he was the rector of Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya. Fr. John is a Jesuit with a wealth of experience in governance, forming of Jesuits, and Ignatian Spirituality.

We wish him well as he takes on the mantle of leadership of the North-West Africa Province of the Society of Jesus.

Eziokwubundu Amadi, S.J., priestly Ordination

On Saturday November 21, 2020 at 10 am (Benin City, Edo State, West Africa Time), Fr. Eziokwubundu Amadi, S.J.  was ordained to the priesthood by His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Obiora Akubeze (Archbishop of Benin) at St. Ignatius Chapel, Jesuit Novitiate.

Priestly Ordination of three ANW Province Jesuits

Priestly Ordination of Fr. Francis Koshoffa, SJ, Fr. Paul Umoh, SJ and Fr. Charles Madu, SJ
Fr. Reginald Nwakolobi, SJ priestly Ordination

On Saturday September 19, 2020 at 3pm (Lagos, West Africa Time), Fr. Reginald Tochi Nwakolobi, S.J.  was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, OFM CAP. (Archbishop of Boston) at St. Ignatius of Loyola Boston College.

Final vows of Fr. Evaristus Ekwueme, SJ

The Tale of an Eloquent Jesuit Peasant

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....

Final Vows of Fr. Edmund Agorhom, SJ

To be with Jesus in order to serve him

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....

Fr. Ikechukwu Peter Chidolue, SJ and Fr. Chikere Ugwanyi, SJ

Have you read what you are about to sign?

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..

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
Jesuits Mourn former Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J.

Jesuits mourn former Superior General

“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 . . .

Fr. General, Arturo Sosa's Webinar on Covid-19

Living the UAP in the light of the challenges presented by COVID-19

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

Universal Apostolic Preferences

Four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP)

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

Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus
Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J, the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, polishes the shoe of a child at Quito, Ecuador
Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. polishes the shoes of a child in Quito, Ecuador.
Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J, the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Cause of Canonization of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. begins in Rome

Today, February 5, 2019, marks the 28th anniversary of the death of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus. On the anniversary of his death, the cause of the beatification and canonization of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. commences in Rome. Read More
Fr Arturo Sosa SJ celebrates mass in Guatemala

Human Formation: Commitment to the common good

Fr Arturo Sosa, currently on tour of Central America Province, made his 4th stop in Guatemala. In his visits to the works of the society and meeting with Jesuits and collaborators, Sosa stressed the need for human formation leading to a good citizenry. Furthermore, intellectual depth is vital if we are to engage effectively in the analysis of our social reality. Read More
Asteroid named after Congolese Jesuit Priest, Fr. Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya, S.J.

Asteroid named after a Congolese Jesuit Priest: Fr. Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya, S.J.

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”.
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Ps 46: 10

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.