Prabhu Jisu Residence, P.O. - Matigara, P.O. Box No. - 3, Siliguri, West Bengal, India - 734010
Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal, the Superior General of the Socity of Jesus visited Darjeeling province from 2-4 March 2020. Due to missing a flight from Delhi, he had to cut short his programs in Darjeeling on 2 March. However he was present for the concluding golden jubilee celebrations of Hayden Hall. He was greatly impressed by the magnitude of the works undertaken by Hayden Hall. He addressed the Jesuit alumni and the staff of the school and college at St Joseph’s school, North Point. In his address he stressed the need for vocations to the Society of Jesus. He addressed the staff and students of St Joseph’s school, North Point on 3 March before going to Kalimpong to meet our novices at Manresa. He spend over an hour over an hour with them. Before returning to Matigara, he blessed the new auditorium of Gandhi Ashram. After having had his breakfast with the Bishop of Bagdogra he went to Gayaganga to address the staff and students of St Peter’s school, Gayaganga, St Vincent’s School, Hatighisa, North Bengal St Xavier’s, Rajganj and the parishioners of St Peter’s Church on 4 March. In the afternoon he visited Jesu Ashram. He concluded his visit by offering the Holy Mass for all the Jesuits of the Province gathered at Matigara.
In his address to Darjeeling Jesuits he praised the Province for the cultural diversity of men and apostolates. He stressed the need for a pioneering spirit and urged Darjeeling men to move to frontier missions. It was indeed a time of coming together of all Darjeeling Jesuits.