He entered the Society of Jesus at the Province novitiate in 1987. In 1998, he was ordained a priest in Antananarivo, and he took his final vows in Nairobi in December 2011.
Jocelyn Rabeson went through the Society’s standard formation process: juniorate, philosophy, and theology. He did his theological undergraduate studies at Hekima College (Nairobi, Kenya), and his graduate studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Cambridge, USA). After a course in Archival Studies at Georgetown (USA), he completed a PhD in Ecclesiology at the Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi, in 2014.
Between and after his academic studies, Fr. Rabeson worked in a missionary district, was the Province Librarian-Archivist, and also served as the librarian at Hekima College. Since 2018 he has been the Rector of the ITCJ (Institut de théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
He will take office after the Congregation of Procurators (May 2023).
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