Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ

Provincial's Musings

The Easter Narratives are stories of “Hide and Seek”. For us it can seem a game; for Jesus it is a process of inviting his followers to deeper faith. He seems to hide, then appears, then vanishes so that his followers will keep seeking. It is this “seeking” which is so central to Easter grace. Jesus is the primary seeker. He moves through the “Resurrection Narratives” collecting, consoling, confronting, and eventually missioning the early believers, or doubters. We are invited to keep looking for Jesus, even in the emptiness of life. C. S. Lewis, in his wonderful book, Surprised by Joy, writes that real joy is more in the seeking than in finding. Though slowly, we, people of apprehension, fears and uncertainties are transformed into visionaries and missionaries.

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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.