Fr General Provincials webSunday, 23rd April 2017

Very Rev. Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the Superior of General of the Society of Jesus, arrived in Kigali, Rwanda this Sunday 23rd April at around 19 hours. He is attending the JESAM annual meeting scheduled for 24th to 27th April 2017.

From Rome, he was accompanied by his two assistants Rev. Frs. Fratern Masawe, SJ, and Paul Claudio, SJ. At the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Kenya, he was also joined by the president of the JESAM, Rev. Fr. Orobator Agbonkhianmeghe, SJ, his socius Fr. Michel Istas, SJ and the incoming provincial of the ANW, Rev. Fr. Chucks Afiawari, SJ.

Upon arrival in Rwanda, he was welcomed by the regional superior of the RWB region, Rev. Fr. Jean Baptiste Ganza, SJ accompanied by Fr. Théonèste Nkeramihigo, SJ.

Kwibuka2On April 7th Rwanda commemorates the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. It is an annual event during which all Rwandans gather to honor members of their families and relatives who perished during the Genocide.

For Jesuits in Rwanda-Burundi Region, that day does not pass unnoticed. Beyond joining the entire nation in mourning for its victims, Jesuits in Rwanda-Burundi mourn also for the victims from their own fraternity.

At the centre Christus memorial site, Jesuit Fathers Chrysologue Mahame, Patrick Gahizi, and Innocent Rutagambwa are laid to rest together with 14 other persons. They are among first victims who succumbed in early Genocide killings in the morning of April 7th 1994. Each year, Jesuits in Kigali gather to offer prayers and pay homage at their tomb.

Jesamed at RukaliDu 21 au 27 février 2015, s’est tenu au Centre Christus à Kigali (Rwanda), un colloque du Jesam Education.

En l’absence du Père Ganza notre Supérieur de Région, le Père Gasigwa, alors Vice-Régional, a ouvert notre colloque, le soir du 21 février 2017, après une messe présidée par le Père Ndayishimiye. Le Père Gasigwa, après avoir souhaité la bienvenue à tous les participants, nous a présenté l’état de la Région, des communautés et des œuvres, et parmi ces dernières, les institutions d’éducation.

Bible Books2Urumuri Social Centre (USC) is hosting a series of conferences which will run through 2017. The conferences are meant to help the audience discover and appreciate the wealth unfolded in the Scriptures.

The topic for the month of February was about the “Geography, History and Formation of the Bible”. The conference sought to lead the Bible users to a better understanding of its message by taking them through the Bible’s space delimitations, time evolution and how it resulted into different Bible canons used by different Judeo-Christian religions.

Newly Ordained Deacons at Hekima University CollegeOn Februay 25th, 27 men, of whom 23 are Jesuits, were ordained Deacons by the Right Reverend Donatien Bafuidinsoni Maloko-Mana SJ, Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa, DRC. From the Rwanda-Burundi Region, the ceremony was graced by the presence of Very Rev. Fr. Jean Baptiste Ganza, SJ our regional superior, and Rev. Fr. Pierre Celestin Musoni, SJ from the Service Yezu Mwiza in Burundi. They came to support our men Deacon Rene Shema, Deacon Oscar Mpozenzi, and Deacon Jean Damascene Bavugayabo who were being consecrated deacons on that very day.

Saint Ignatius LoyolaA Reflective Review of the Past Year: 

St. Ignatius Loyola's Examen is an opportunity for peaceful daily reflective prayer. It invites us to find the movement of God in our life. The following is a reflective review of the past year. Before you begin, identify some major markers of your year, such as the semester calendar or events [eg, Commencement], to orient yourself to the time period.

The Examen is simply a set of introspective prompts for you to follow or adapt to your own character and spirit. Begin with a pause and a slow, deep breath or two; become aware that you are in the presence of the Holy.

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