Jesuit Education

  • 22 men mark a new beginning during a diaconate and priestly ordination at the Hekima Jesuit School of Theology

    diaconate and priestly ordination in Hekima University College

    Anastasia Makunu | JCAM Communications Officer 

    On Saturday, March 2, 2019, Jesuits, friends, and families gathered at the Hekima Gardens in Nairobi’s Hekima University College to witness the ordination of 21 deacons and one priest. 18 Jesuits were joined by four Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) in a celebration that marked a new journey, a new beginning, a new mission. The well-animated Eucharistic celebration began at 10 am (local time), as planned.

  • Colloque sur la formation en leadership (CFL) module 4: Province Jesuite de Madagascar


    Le quatrième module du CFL s’est tenu le 09 au 15 décembre 2018 au Sanctuaire St Jacques Berthieu Ambiatibe. Ce fut la dernière séance mais pas le moindre comme l’a annoncé le P. Provincial Ratsimbazafy Fulgence SJ, dans son discours. Et « il faut finir en beauté », a-t-il ajouté en encourageant tous les participants à avoir cet état d’esprit. En interpellant les participants dans leur processus de changement, il a réitéré que chaque fin est le début d’un autre processus.

  • Father General visits Mgr Munzihirwa Centre in Central Africa Province (ACE)

    Opening the future to young people injured by life


    By Pierre Bélanger, S.J.


    "The Society of Jesus wants, with an ardent desire, to walk with young people towards a future full of hope". This is the challenge that the Mgr Munzihirwa Centre faces in the supervision and training of street children, but also of unemployed young people. Stanislas Kimpeye, presented the work he leads to Father General and the Provincials of the Conference of Africa and Madagascar who accompanied him. At the same time, it highlighted the links between the CMM's perspectives and two of the Society's apostolic preferences: to walk with the excluded and to accompany the young.

  • Formation of Jesuits and teachers of Saint Ignatius schools in Kigali, Rwanda on protection and safeguarding of minors and vulnerable adults

    By Fr Olivier Kayitare SJ Rector of Saint Ignatius High School and CPO for Rwanda Burundi Region

    On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Jesuits and teachers of Saint Ignatius High School and Ecole Primaire Saint Ignace gathered at the school hall to follow a one-day formation on child protection and safeguarding. It was attended by around 50 people. The facilitator was Mr. Theodore Nzeyimana, a child safeguarding activist who has worked with various child protection organizations in Rwanda and is well versed with the theme of child safeguarding. Fr Olivier Kayitare SJ, who is a CPO for Rwanda-Burundi Region coordinated the session.

  • Four books launched at the Hekima University College in Nairobi

    by Gandaf Walle Jean-Pierre SJ

    Three Jesuits presented their books at an event held at the Hekima University College - Jesuit School of Theology Auditorium in the afternoon of September 4, 2019.
    This academic sharing gathered not only students and lecturers but also members of JCAM among whom the president and the spiritual center of Mwangaza. Four books were presented.

  • ICAJE and Secretariat for Education Share their Reactions to the Universal Apostolic Preferences 2019-2029

    By Rafa Galaz, Educate Magis

    The International Commission for the Apostolate of Jesuit Education (ICAJE) and the International Secretary for Jesuit Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education share their first reactions to the publication by Fr. General of the Universal Apostolic Preferences for the Society of Jesus for the next 10 years.

    This February, Fr. General Arturo Sosa SJ shared a text presenting the 4 Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) for the next 10 years with the entire apostolic network of the Society of Jesus, Jesuits and collaborators in mission.

  • ITCJ-Abidjan

    Les scolastiques théologiens de troisième année de licence en pleine préparation spirituelle et réflexion sur l’engagement sacerdotal


    Par Alain Madinunga SJ

    Sous la direction du Père Bienvenu Matazonga, SJ, les scolastiques jésuites de la promotion de troisième année de licence à l’Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus à Abidjan - Côte d’Ivoire se sont retirés, du 11 août au 12 septembre 2019 à Yamoussoukro et à Bouaké, pour faire l’expérience spirituelle du traditionnel « mois Arrupe ». Dans la Compagnie de Jésus, le mois Arrupe est une préparation immédiate aux ordres majeurs. C’est une occasion privilégiée de prier, de réfléchir, de se faire diriger afin de donner une réponse mûre, réfléchie et discernée à la vocation sacerdotale.

  • ITCJ: Entering the 2019-2020 academic year with a large heart

    by Amadi Eziokwubundu SJ

    Jesuit theologate, Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jesus (ITCJ) in Abidjan, has commenced its 2019-2020 academic year. The opening ceremony of the academic year was held on September 14 in the school premises and in the spell of a slightly cold weather.

  • Jesuit education and the Apostolic Preferences

    “This year’s meeting has been very special since it has been framed within the spirit of the Universal Apostolic Preferences as the apostolic horizon of our work. We felt consoled and challenged by the UAPs. We see in them a great apostolic opportunity for our schools. We are confirmed by the UAPs in the path we decided in the JESEDU-Rio2017 Action Statement but we are also aware of the invitation to go deeper into our process of discernment. We see the upcoming Colloquium JESEDU-Jogja2020 in Indonesia as an important step to continue this ongoing discernment that will be supported by the publication of a new document on Jesuit Education at the end of the year. These are, no doubt, exciting times for Jesuit Education.”

  • Pedro Arrupe Social Justice Conference held at the University of Ghana

    by Damian Avevor and Joshua Pwalia

    On November 14, 2019, the Arrupe Jesuit Institute(AJI) held its inaugural Pedro Arrupe Social Justice conference on the theme: “Migrants Matter: Christian Responses to Global Crisis.” The AJI, which used the event to mark its first year of existence, is the premier social apostolate of the Jesuits of the North-west Africa (ANW) Province. Among other things, the AJI aims at identifying, analysing and proposing solutions to issues of concern in Ghanaian and African societies.

  • President of Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) speaks at Marquette

    Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ

    By Margaret Cahill, News Reporter

    The Faber Center invited Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ, a theologian and the president of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) to speak to members of the Marquette University community about Jesuit education on 11 February 2019. He worked in Marquette’s theology department from 2015-2016. Twenty-six Marquette faculty, students and Jesuits attended the free event.

  • Professeur André Wenin (de l’Université Catholique de Louvain la Neuve) en conférence publique à l’ITCJ-Abidjan.

    Alain MADINUNGA, SJ., L2 Théo/ ITCJ, Chargé de Communication

    Le Professeur belge André Wenin de l’Université Catholique de Louvain la Neuve (Belgique) a été en conférence publique comme orateur principal le vendredi 08 mars 2019, à l’Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus (ITCJ-Côte d’Ivoire).

  • Professor Wenin on Benediction in the Book of Genesis

    Alain MADINUNGA, SJ | Director of Communications, ITCJ

    The renowned Belgian biblical scholar, Professor André Wenin of the Catholic University of Louvain, gave a brilliant public lecture on 8 March 2019, at the Institut de théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus (ITCJ). The lecture, title “Récit de la bénédiction et ses enjeux dans la Genèse” (the Story of Benediction and its Implications in the Book of Genesis), marks the end of Professor Wenin’s one-weeklong visit at ITCJ as visiting professor.

  • Summer Programs at ITCJ

    by Eyrah Foli SJ

    During the summer, the main theological institute closes as students depart for various experiments and pastoral assignments. However, there are some professional courses and programs that take place during the period in ITCJ. 

    The first of these is the Ecole De Formation Des Formateurs Pour l’Afrique (EFFA).

  • Transforming the Mission of Formation in Africa and Madagascar in the Context of Faith and the Universal Apostolic Preferences

    New Wine, New Wineskins (Luke 5:37-38)

    The Society of Jesus considers formation as “priority of priorities.” Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach developed a set of documents on the various stages, concerns, and objectives of formation in the Society. In 2014, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás launched a programme of renewal of intellectual formation in the Society, with special emphasis on context, content, competencies, and charisms. The Formation Centres in the Conference have initiated programmes of review and revision of their curricula in line with the directives of Fr. Nicolás.

  • Two Catholic universities geared to expand amid Zimbabwe's turmoil

    by Tawanda Karombo

    HARARE, ZIMBABWEArrupe Jesuit University and the Catholic University of Zimbabwe in Harare have been registered with the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) as full-fledged universities and are now geared to expand their degree offerings as well as open new campuses across the country.

    Jesuit Fr. Gilbert Mardai, pro vice-chancellor for administration at Arrupe Jesuit University — located less than 1 kilometer from the Mount Pleasant campus of the Catholic University of Zimbabwe in Harare — told NCR that the institution was motivated to register as a full-fledged university to meet the needs of young people who are completing secondary and high school education.