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Fr. Anil Pereira SJ – New Provincial of the Bombay Jesuits

The Jesuit General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, has appointed Fr. Anil Pereira as the new Provincial of the Bombay Province of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Anil brings with him youthfulness and dynamism. Fr. Anil hails from St. Gonsalo Garcia Church, Gass, Vasai.

After completing his B.Com he joined the Society of Jesus in 1998. His Jesuit formation included his Novitiate at Sadhanalaya, Nasik, Juniorate at BTC, Vithalwadi, MA Philosophy at Satyanilyam, Chennai, Regency at Manor mission and theology at Vidyajyoti, Delhi.

After his ordination he did his Pastoral year in 2008-09 St Peter's Bandra. After that he was Vocation Promoter for the next two years, and pre-novitiate director for a year, before he went for his Tertianship to Raia, Goa.

He did his Master's in Ignatian Spirituality from Comillas University, Madrid. He was Socius to the Novice Master in 2016-2017 and Novice master of the West Zone Novitiate and Superior of XTC from 2017. He has been Province consultor from June 2021.

He is fluent in English, Marathi, Spanish Hindi. He is much sought after for spiritual direction, retreats and counselling among religious and laity.

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The Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola and his companions.

Ignatius had gathered around him an energetic band of well-educated men who desired nothing more than to help others find God in their lives.

It was Ignatius’ original plan that the Jesuits be travelling missionaries who would preach and administer the sacraments wherever there was the hope of accomplishing the greater good.

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Companions of Jesus in a mission of Faith, Reconciliation and Justice

OUR MISSSION

In collaboration with all, we strive to promote, reconciliation with God, reconciliation with others, reconciliation with creation, the earth

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Universal Apostolic Preferences

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.

SHOWING THE WAY TO GOD

Show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment

WALKING WITH THE EXCLUDED

Walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice

JOURNEYING WITH YOUTH

Accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Collaborate, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation