Father General Visits Canada

Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ, the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) will be visiting Canada from May 18 – 30.

On his first official visit to Canada, Father General will meet with all provincial superiors of the Society of Jesus in Canada and the United States. Highlights of his visit to Canada include attending the ordination of Jesuit priests and deacons in Toronto and Quebec City, and visits to Martyrs’ Shrine and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland, Loyola High School in Montreal, Campion College and Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina, Regis College in Toronto, and other apostolates of the Jesuits in both English and French Canada.

Father Thomas Rosica, CSB interviews Father General on Salt and Light’s program WITNESS


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Father General interviewed by Father Tim Kesicki, SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.



Father General Arturo Sosa

Born in Venezuela in 1948, Father Sosa is the first Latin American Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church with more than 16,000 members.

Raised in a Catholic family that valued academics, he was encouraged to “to open up to the world, to study languages.” He speaks three languages and is passionate about the need for multiculturalism because “the true face of God is multicultural, multicolored and multifaceted. … If the Society succeeds in reflecting this diversity, it will become an expression of that fascinating face of God.

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For more on Father Sosa please see the below stories following his election as Superior General to the Society of Jesus.

Head of world's Jesuits thinks Pope will apologize to Canada's Indigenous

Head of world's Jesuits thinks Pope will apologize to Canada's Indigenous

Dialogue, Reconciliation and Friendship

Dialogue, Reconciliation and Friendship: Father General visits Regina, Saskatchewan

Jesuits Celebrate New Deacon, Mass of Thanksgiving in Canada with Superior General

Jesuits Celebrate New Deacon, Mass of Thanksgiving in Canada with Superior General

A Historic Moment with Father General in North America

A Historic Moment with Father General in North America

Jesuit Superior General Visits Martyrs' Shrine in Canada, Celebrates Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost

Jesuit Superior General Meets with Archbishop in Montreal, Visits Loyola High

Jesuit Superior General Visits Martyrs' Shrine in Canada, Celebrates Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost

Jesuit Superior General Visits Martyrs' Shrine in Canada, Celebrates Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost

“Jesuits Need to be Companions with Others in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice,” Says Jesuit Superior General

“Jesuits Need to be Companions with Others in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice,” Says Jesuit Superior General

In Interview with America Magazine, Superior General Says Jesuits Can Be Models of Reconciliation

In an Interview with America Magazine, Superior General Says Jesuits Can Be Models of Reconciliation

The work of GC 36 continues. From left: Fr. Orlando Torres, SJ; Fr. Sosa; and Fr. Agnelo Mascarenhas, SJ.

Society of Jesus' Newly Elected Superior General, Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, Gets to Work

Superior General Sosa speaking to the Society

From Caracas to Rome: An In-Depth Interview with Superior General Father Arturo Sosa, SJ

Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ (right), newly elected Superior General, is greeted by Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, his predecessor.

Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, Elected 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus

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