Fr Mark Ravizza SJ visits Mumbai Juniorate - 26th Feb 2019
Fr Mark Ravizza, Fr General's Delegate for Formation, visits Mumbai
Fr Mark Ravizza, the delegate of Fr General for Formation visited Mumbai from 25th to 27th Feb 2019. He recently took charge of this office from Fr Jose Magadia. This was his first visit to Mumbai; and being his first visit he was keen to learn of the Indian reality, especially the state of formation in these parts.
He started his 3 week-long trip by visiting the Juniorate in Mumbai. He met the Juniors, the Juniorate staff, and visited places where the Juniors do apostolic work on weekends. He also addressed a cluster gathering of 5 Jesuit communities at Snehasadan. He focussed in a very reflective manner on the recent UAPs and how they might impact formation in the years ahead. All found him extremely insightful, wise, having a deep sense of the Society's mission, and a man so easy to get along with. His cheerful presence was infectious. The Vinayalaya community was also privileged to have him celebrate a very lovely mass for them. In sum, his visit gave us a good push towards making Jesuit formation more relevant and rigorous.
Learoy Rodrigues SJ