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Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ

Provincial's Musings

We have begun the New Year 2024 with great energy after a very fruitful Province Sammelan at the end of December 2023. The purpose of the Province Sammelan was to foster our union and to discern about how to be relevant in our mission in the present times. We are a young Province of 319 members, with 218 priests, 1 Brother, 86 scholastics and 14 novices. We have 89 young priests (ordained approved scholastics). We have 16 Jesuit communities and our average age in the province is 42.

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Who we are

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.