Jan 20, 2008

Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., new Superior General of the Society of Jesus

The 35th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus yesterday elected Spanish-born Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, 71, as the Society's 30th Superior General, and Pope Benedict XVI has given his approval.

Fr. Nicolas has been a missionary in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines for decades.

The Ignatius Insight Scoop blogspot links to an article (click on this post's title) about him. It quotes him:

"'The question is how to give the Ignatian experience to a Buddhist', he says. 'Not maybe formulated in Christian terms, which is what Ignatius asked, but to go to the core of the experience. What happens to a person that goes through a number of exercises that really turn a person inside-out. This is still for us a big challenge.'"

"Not...what Ignatius asked" -- ??? Let's hope he didn't mean that the way it sounds.

Let's greet Fr. Nicolas and pray for him, for the entire Society of Jesus and for all the Church. Amen.


Blogger Paul said...

Looks like a great opportunity lost. :(
Let us pray for the Jesuits.

Paul in Long Beach

3:22 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I toally agree, let us pray for him to hold to the Magisterium of the Church and that obedience is something that is lived out by the order.

8:27 PM  

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