Pune remembers 160 years of Jesuit service
Dec. 3, 2013
On the feast of St Francis Xavier on Dec. 3, the Jesuits in Pune will launch a year-long celebration to mark the 160th year of the arrival of the German, Swiss and Austrian Jesuits in western India.
The jubilee celebrations will include thanksgiving mass, an exhibition of photographs of veteran Jesuits, who arrived in 1854 to start pioneering works in education, social work and literature.
Pune Jesuit Provincial Father Bhausaheb Sansare said that various activities will be organized to mark the jubilee and to evaluate the Jesuits' role in spiritual and other fields.
The members of Society of Jesus, commonly known as Jesuits, arrived from German Province and they belonged to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. They established a mission of education in western India.
Jesuits have established a large number of institutions in western India, which comprise present Jesuit provinces of Pune, Mumbai, Goa and Gujarat.
The Pune Jesuit province now comprises Pune, Ahmednagar, Beed, Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli districts.
Some of the Jesuits-run city institutions include St Vincent's High and Higher Secondary School, Stephen Niwas youth hostel, St Vincent's College of Commerce, St Joseph's Night High School, all in Pune Camp, Loyola School and Junior College, Pashan, St Joseph's Technical Institute, Swargate, Snehasadan Institute, De Nobili College and Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth on Nagar Road, and Berchman's Training College in Vitthalwadi.
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