Thu Duc, Vietnam – On Monday, June 28, 2021, at the Province’s conference room, Fr. Provincial Vincent Pham Van Mam, SJ, met 18 third-year scholastics who have been sent to Jesuit communities and parishes across Vietnam and to international ministries in Japan, France, and Italy for the regency stage of their formation.
Celebration of the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius of Loyola and St Francis Xavier
On the 12th March 2022 the Vietnamese Province celebrates the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier at the Epiphany Church in Thu Duc City.
Saint Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate (SJJS) inaugurated in 1989, is the formation institute of the Vietnam Province of the Society of Jesus, in which philosophy and theology programs are offered for the education of Jesuit scholastics.
Hochiminh City, one of Vietnam’s biggest cities, was hit by a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections in the late April. The city recorded 166 local transmitted cases, the highest daily total since on Monday 21 June 2021, the highest daily total since the start of the outbreak.
In Vietnam, there are 7 Jesuit parishes, 3 sub-parish, and 1 chapel. A Jesuit parish is guided by the Ignatian Spirituality, which encourages people to deepen their personal relationship with God and to discern God’s presence in their lives.
When COVID-19 restrictions arrived in many places across Vietnam, Vietnamese Jesuits have been confronted with a “stay at home,” “social distancing,” way of life which seriously affect their pastoral and spiritual ministries. To care for the souls in the time of COVID-19, some of them find creative ways to provide the spiritual and pastoral accompaniment
Social Apostolate Office Providing Rice to the Poor Amid COVID-19 Fr. Peter Truong Van Phuc, SJ, head of the Jesuit
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Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) are the fruit of a process of discernment lasting almost two years. All Jesuits were invited to take part and in addition our mission partners. It concluded with a confirmation from Pope Francis in a special meeting with Fr General Arturo Sosa. The Preferences give a horizon, a point of reference to the whole Society of Jesus. They captured our imaginations and awaken our desires. They unite us in our mission. The new Preferences are four areas vital for our world today. The Society of Jesus will pay special attention to them in the next ten years. We invite you to learn more and take action with us! We want to make a Gospel difference.