Karnataka Jesuits


Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ has been appointed the new Provincial of the Karnataka Jesuit Province on Tuesday, August 25. He has been serving as the Rector of St Aloysius Institutions since May 2, 2016. He will be taking over charge from Fr Jerome Stanislaus D'Souza.

An alumnus of St Aloysius from 1969 to 1981 and again from 1994-97, Fr Dionysius Vaz is a native of Highlands, Falnir.

Fr Dionysius is one of the four kids born to Richard and Juliet Vaz. He joined the Society of Jesus at Mount St Joseph, Bengaluru and did a year-long juniorate programme at Beschi College, Dindigul, philosophy studies at JDV, Pune, theology at Vidyajyothi, Delhi.

On April 14, 1997, he was ordained as a priest. He has an MA in sociology and has experience in the formation of young Jesuits, social work, Ignatian spirituality, counselling and in the pastoral field

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