Inauguration of the new provincial

At the Holy Mass on 21st of November 2022 in the chapel of St. Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate in Thu Duc, Fr. Joseph Pham Tuan Nghia, SJ, took over his office as the Provincial of the Vietnam province. He was appointed to this ministry by the General Superior of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, according to the decree from 18th of October 2022.


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Highlights of the 2021 First Vows Mass

Watch: Perpetual First Vows of 13 new Jesuit scholastics in Vietnam. As in tradition, each of the new scholastics received a vow cross and the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus on the day of their First Vows.

Official Photos of the 2021 First Vows Mass

Thirteen 2nd-year novices professed their first vows in September 9, 2021 at the chapel of St. Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate in Thu Duc, Hochiminh City, Vietnam. Fr. Vincent Pham Van Mam, SJ, presided over the mass together with Jesuits from nearby communities. 

Serving God’s people through the ministry of the priesthood

When Fr Peter Nguyễn Văn Toàn SJ received the Sacrament of Holy Orders in St Ignatius Catholic Church in Tokyo on 4 September, he was not doing it alone. He carried with him all the people who had accompanied him in his vocation journey, even if they could not be physically present at his ordination.

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OUr implementation of the uaps

4 Universal Apostolic Preferences

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.

Show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment.

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

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

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