Nine Jesuits from three countries in the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) were ordained deacons on October 28, the feast of Saints Simon and Jude. The new deacons who come from Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines were ordained by … Continued
Filipino Jesuit Brother Jeffrey Pioquinto is the coordinator of the Jesuit Brothers Circle in Asia Pacific. He reflects on his vocation as a Jesuit brother and his ministry to the young through education. I never really wanted to be a … Continued
Australian Jesuit Brother Ian Cribb SJ is the Provincial Assistant for Vocations and Vocations Promoter of the Australian Jesuit Province. He was one of six Jesuit brothers from the six Jesuit Conferences, who were elected by their confreres to be … Continued
The vocation of the brother is part of the answer that God gives to the absence of brotherhood which is wounding the world today. At the root of a brother’s vocation lies a profound experience of solidarity that essentially matches … Continued
Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada of Tokyo ordained three Jesuits to the priesthood on September 23. The new priests are Fr Aloysius Ōnishi Takao SJ, Fr Joseph Nguyễn Thanh Nhã SJ and Fr John Baptist Phan Ðức Ðịnh SJ. Fr Aloysius … Continued
Having good formators is vital in preparing young Jesuits to respond to the various challenges and needs of the world today. Hence the preparation of formators is a crucial aspect of the Jesuit mission, said JCAP Formation Delegate Fr Riyo Mursanto … Continued
Bernard Australian Jesuits Nico Lariosa, Alan Wong and Robert Morris were ordained deacons in Boston by Cardinal Sean O’Malley OFM Cap. The three Australians were among 12 Jesuits ordained at St Ignatius Church in Chestnut Hill on September 3. Three … Continued
Forty years after he first arrived in Micronesia as a regent, Indonesian Jesuit Fr Martinus Sumarno Darmosuwarno SJ still has strong memories of his two years there. “Since I was the only scholastic on the island, I learned to be … Continued
Barely two weeks after a new Jesuit priest was ordained in Singapore, the Malaysia-Singapore Jesuit Region marked another red letter day on September 1 as Leslie Joseph Bingkasan SJ was ordained priest in St Catherine’s Church, Inanam, Sabah, Malaysia.
Archbishop John Wong of Kota Kinabalu Diocese presided at the ordination Mass with 18 concelebrants, including eight Jesuits. Some 500 people, including Fr Bingkasan’s family, relatives and friends witnessed the occasion.
The Jesuits in Singapore-Malaysia celebrated the ordination of Fr Jerome Leon SJ on August 19 in the Church of St Ignatius in Singapore. Archbishop William Goh celebrated the Mass and presided over the ceremonies. He reminded the new priest to “depend on the Lord” in his priestly ministries, saying, “in your imperfections and inadequacy, this is where people will see the glory of God”.
Fr Leon entered the Society of Jesus in 2007 at the age of 40. “I am what you might call a late vocation,” he said, “but I am also a ‘young’ Catholic, as I was baptised only in 2004.”