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Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ

Provincial's Musings

We began the year 2022 with the fast spread of the Omicron variant of the Covid virus. What might we learn from the pandemic so far? That human life is fragile, yet precious and full of possibilities and therefore accept reality as it unfolds; abandon beliefs that are unreasonable; take time to appreciate the other; and pause to embrace humanism. Quite simply, if we fail each other, we fail as a society. During this Ignatian Year, reflecting on Ignatius’ conversion, teaches us patience, hope and above all, solidarity in times of crisis.

3,949

Children from rural villages and urban slums are reached out through rights based and supplementary education programmes

11,346

Women empowered from rural sections of our society through Self-Help Groups and various conscientization programmes

751

Youth are trained and placed through skill training projects every year.

20,185

Students in our schools who are given value-based education, and thus equipping them with tools to be better citizens

26,638

College students who are preparing themselves to meet the demands of the society by shaping their future through competitive career programmes

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The Society of Jesus is a world-wide organization with Headquarters in Rome where the highest authority called the Superior General resides and guides the world-wide operations of nearly 16,000 Jesuits spread out in about 112 countries. These 16,000 Jesuits are grouped into smaller administrative units corresponding to different geographical locations called "Provinces" presided over by Superiors appointed by the superior General.

Karnataka Province Apostolic Planning

Strengthening and Expanding our Mission in North Karnataka

Responding to Communalism and Fundamentalism

Imparting Integral Formation to Youth

Training in Collaboration and Leadership


They are four working fields to which the Society of Jesus will pay special attention and in which it will invest a significant portion of its various resources over the next few years.