The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp, paid a visit to the offices of the Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI) on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The visit was to familiarize himself with the initiatives of the institute and commend the work of the Society of Jesus in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra.

In a brief sharing with Archbishop Kwofie, the Founding Director of AJI, Fr. Kpanie Addy, SJ, used the occasion to inform Archbishop Kwofie of AJI’s project to roll out an annual seminar, dubbed “The S&A (Surgamus et Aedificemus) Seminar” in the Accra archdiocese. The seminar is intended as a 5-day capacity building workshop for seminarians and young religious on leadership, discernment and social analysis as a contribution of the Jesuits to the Church in Ghana.

The initiative, according to Fr. Kpanie, draws inspiration from the episcopal motto of Archbishop Kwofie: “Let us arise and build together”. The inaugural S&A Seminar is set to take place later this year

Fr. Kpanie took the archbishop on a tour of the AJI premises and a nearby Jesuit property located at the Atomic Hills, with a scenic view of the city of Accra, which is earmarked as the future site of the AJI.

Archbishop Kwofie celebrates Mass at St Mark Catholic Church 

The archbishop’s visit ended with Mass at St. Mark Catholic Church in Ashongman Estate. In attendance were the Assistant Director of AJI, Fr. Cornelius Apili, SJ and other Jesuit priests in the persons of Frs. Timothy Baghrmwin, Peter Ehimanre and Reginald Tiesaah, and some members of IYNIGO, the AJI’s youth empowerment and leadership scheme.